After the great trip Bree and I had, I thought I’d share an example of a Mexico couples getaway itinerary for a perfect day on vacation. Riviera Nayarit is the perfect part of the country to feel safe, still have your privacy, and get the experience of the real country as opposed to the resort feel that is specially designed for tourists.
I’m not saying that there’s anything bad about resorts. I’ve gone to resorts that have been fantastic. But for this Mexico couples getaway itinerary, it’s more for those of us who prefer to rent a luxury villa or stay at a hotel more off the beaten trail. We chose one in a gated community in one of the safest parts of the country. It was right on the ocean and was everything you want from a dream romantic vacation.
My Mexico Couples Getaway Itinerary for the Perfect Day Away Together
- 8 a.m. Wake up. It doesn’t seem romantic to get up that early, but for this Mexico couples getaway itinerary, one of the priorities was to get over the jet lag first, then enjoy romance once we were conscious again! Riviera Nayarit keeps different hours to the ones we were used to at home. Mealtimes are different, for instance, so it was good to get up and do as the locals do, time-wise. We had a personal chef as a part of the luxury villa rental where we were staying but otherwise, get breakfast at your hotel or in whatever town it is you’re staying. That way, you’re powered up for the day.
- 9:00 a.m. Go for a run along the beach. Bree and I both do best when we start the day active, so we had a bit of our breakfast, then went for a run, ended off by running into the ocean a bit and splashing around like idiots, then had the rest of breakfast, showered off and got ready for the day.
- 10:00 a.m. We decided to really take our Mexico couples getaway itinerary seriously and started our first full day with a class. They have a ton of couples’ classes in Riviera Nayarit. It was great for giving us something new to do together where we could enjoy a lot of laughs. For us, it was a surfing class. Sayulita Surf School was our choice, but we also considered Luna Azul, Vallarta Adventures and Rancho Mi Chaparrita. All good options. I wanted to learn on a surfboard, but Bree wanted the longboard instead, so we went that way. I have to say that it was a lot of fun and far more achievable for newbies. Great workout, too!
- 1:00 p.m. We were pretty hungry, so we walked along the beach until we picked out an awesome little place that served incredible fish tacos and ceviche. The seafood was spectacular. We spent a few hours on the beach, just enjoying each others’ company. Romantic, right?
- 4:30 p.m. We headed back toward our villa, stopping partway to check out the shops and boutiques. We skipped the bars and cafes that day but hit them up on another day. We did get to see a lot of unique Huichol arts and crafts, though, and picked up a few things to bring home.
- 6:00 p.m. Back at the villa, where we chilled in the pool for a while with drinks. We had our dinner, which was already made for us. I really need to look into a personal chef at home! Then had a look at the pics we’d taken that day. We watched the stars for a short while, but it was an early night because of everything we’d done that day, all the sun we got and still a bit of jet lag.
I hope this Mexico couples getaway itinerary helped you come up with your own vacation plan or was at least interesting for you. If you get the chance to try something like this, I highly recommend it.