The Most Romantic Spots in the Mexican Caribbean to Propose

Planning a proposal is easy in the Mexican Caribbean—from underwater proposals to a cenote ceremony, the region’s varied, tropical landscape offers a variety of romantic settings to pop the question.

Over 6,000 cenotes exist throughout Riviera Maya, comprising the world’s largest subterranean river system: The Grand Mayan Aquifer. These historic natural caves and pools have long been considered sacred spaces. Playa del Carmen’s Bushman Photography offers a cenote package that begins with a shaman ceremony in a temazcal, where couples will “experience renewal and transformation” in an ancient Mayan sweat lodge before heading to a cenote, where a photographer will be on hand to capture every moment.

Atlantis Submarines also caters to couples craving adventure with expeditions to Cozumel’s Chankanaab Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world. Here, a scuba diver will be waiting with a sign marked “Will you marry me?” for a one-of-a-kind way to pop the question. Expeditions can be paired with unique tours, like a chocolate tasting workshop or a visit to a beach club. Also, emblematic and historic to the Mexican Caribbean are the region’s many Mayan archaeological sites: With dozens of these spots across the region, Del Sol Photography can recommend the perfect time and place for a destination proposal, such as sunset at Punta Sur in Isla Mujeres.

The treetops of the Mexican Caribbean jungle are another out-of-the-box setting for a proposal. At Hun Tulum, guests can visit “The Hand,” the hotel’s hand-shaped structure that provides a viewpoint to the resort’s green surroundings. Hun Tulum offers an exclusive proposal package for “The Hand,” where couples will walk a candle path adorned with rose petals before enjoying a private four-course dinner and bottle of champagne. A photographer or mariachi can also be added to the two-hour experience.

Of course, the Mexican Caribbean also boasts more traditional settings for a destination proposal, like a seaside dinner in Cancun’s Nichupte Lagoon. Many of Cancun’s best restaurants face the lagoon for the best views, from contemporary Japanese at Tora to fresh seafood at Fred’s House.

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