By NAN Lifestyle Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 12, 2016: With Valentine’s just two days away, News Americas Now is offering the top 10 most romantic getaways in the Americas – Latin America and the Caribbean – as voted by TripAdvisor readers.
1: Aruba: The number one most romantic getaway in the Caribbean as chosen by readers is Aruba. The island is also a popular honeymoon destination. Aruba offers couples a mix of day-time and night-time activities that include romantic sunset walks on warm, sandy beaches and private coves as well as great fine dining options, or exploration of the natural beauty or cultural attractions in the day time.
2: Jamaica: The second most romantic is Jamaica. Couples can enjoy not only long stretches of beautiful beaches and waterfalls but great food, warm people, the rhythms of reggae and the natural beauty of this amazing island.
3: Puerto Rico: Chosen as the number three romantic getaway, Puerto Rico offers trails leading to dramatic waterfalls, cobblestone streets (Old San Juan) beautiful beaches and even casinos.
4: St. Maarten/St. Martin: At number four, St. Maarten-St. Martin is a great two for one option since it offers a blend of European and Caribbean cultures that is both French and Dutch. St. Martin boasts lavish elegance and secluded beaches featuring nude sunbathing or horse back riding while St. Maarten is a bustling center with casinos and clubs that offer up Zouk, calypso, reggae and jazz as well as some of the region’s best restaurants.
5: Barbados: Barbados, at number five offers up the beach, afternoon tea-British style, the pulsating sounds of reggae or calypso and a lot of chilling with a glass of rum under a star-studded sky.
MEXICO, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
1: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: The number one most romantic spot in Mexico, Central and South America is Puerto Vallarta. Banderas Bay was the site of Elizabeth Taylor’s and Richard Burton’s big romance and still offers fabulous beaches, top restaurants and boat rides to the charming fishing village of Boca de Tomatlan.
2: Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Coming in at number two is Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, located on the beautiful Mexican Riviera. It is place where you can strolls or sunbathe on alabaster-white beaches; swim or dive in sparkling clear waters or explore ancient Mayan ruins in the day-time and enjoy quiet sunsets together.
3: Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Making the number three spot on the list is Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a place that is blessed with a bounty of beaches while offering an energetic pulse or a laid-back ambiance to suit your taste.
4: Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: At number four is Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel makes for a perfect romantic rendezvous for two with its Caribbean beaches surrounded by coral reefs, golden beaches and turquoise waters as well as Mayan ruins, duty-free shopping and colorful festivals.
5: Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District, Argentina: At number five is the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. What is more romantic than the sensual tango and this city is the birthplace of this erotic dance. You can also explore the ambience of old neighborhoods or linger at the restaurants while enjoying varied nightlife options after a romantic meal out.