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Valentine's Day in Playa del Carmen

Valentines Day in Playa del Carmen

Valentine's Day in Playa del CarmenSo you planned your trip and you'll be in Playa del Carmen for Valentine's Day. What? You haven't yet? Well take a look at our Romance page if you haven't seen it yet, for some great ideas to make this day special for you and your partner. Whether you're into V-day or not, we have something to suit your needs


Like other parts of the world such as Canada and the United States, February 14th is celebrated in Mexico as the Día de San Valentin, but it's more commonly referred to as El Día del Amor y la Amistad, which translated means the "day of love and friendship." People commonly give flowers, candies and balloons to their romantic partners, but it's also a day to show appreciation for friends.

Celebrating Friendship:
One thing I love about Mexican Valentine's Day celebrations is that it is an event that everyone can take part in. Here Valentine's Day is not just for lovers, it's also for friends. It's a time for people to show appreciation to the people they care about - this way, there's no reason to feel left out if you don't have a significant other. You can buy some flowers, write a poem or make a gift for one of your friends to let them know you care!

Valentines Day in Playa del CarmenTerms of Endearment:

Want to know how to say 'I love you' in Spanish? It is common knowledge that the Spanish language is very romantic, and this is no lie! If you'd like to tell your special someone how you feel about them in Spanish, you may find it a bit more challenging than just learning the words. Saying I love you in Spanish can be a bit more complicated than in English because there are two different ways to say it. "Te quiero" or "Te quiero mucho" is said freely among friends and family members but "Te amo" is used to put forth a stronger feeling, and is more commonly used for significant others. Some other common terms of endearment include 'Amor' (Love) or Corazon (Heart), which would be the same as adding the word 'sweetie', or 'honey' or something similar to the end of the sentences you say to a loved one.

Looking for a great idea and a special way to celebrate the day? Check out some of our suggestions below:

Romantic Getaways:
There are lots of romantic destinations in Mexico, and we think Playa del Carmen and Tulum are among some of the most romantic places to stay in the Riviera Maya. Whether your idea of romance is spending your days lying in a hammock for two and your nights listening to the pounding of the waves (visit our sister hotel Cabanas Tulum), or you prefer to stroll along cobblestone streets and enjoy colorful celebrations such as the Quinta Avenida right here, 1 block away from La Tortuga Hotel, there are many options to fulfill those romantic dreams right here in Mexico in our part of the Riviera Maya. Click here to see the some of the Love packages that we offer!

Valentines Day at El Bistro La Tortuga Restaurants in Playa del CarmenMexican Valentine's Day Meal:

There are many restaurants along the Quinta Avenida and at any one of our El Bistro Restaurant locations which will have many special menus for Valentine's Day. Our group of restaurants will be amonsgt them; El Bistro at La Tortuga, and Bistro Bites on the Quinta right here in Playa del Carmen, and El Bistro at Ziggy Beach in Tulum. Be sure to 'check in' on Foursquare at any of our locations for great deals and suggestions on the best things to order on the menu. Stay tuned for our Valentine's Day menus which I will do my best to post closer to VDay as it approaches once they become available. Here are the links to check in to any of our venues on Foursquare, get involved, meet people, eat great food and have fun!

Check in to El Bistro Restaurants in Playa del Carmen on FoursquareEl Bistro at La Tortuga on Foursquare

El Bistro Bites (on 5th Avenue) on Foursquare

El Bistro at Ziggy Beach in Tulum on Foursquare

Remember, even if you won't be in Mexico for Valentine's Day, you can still have a romantic Mexican meal! Try your local Mexican Restaurant or look up some great Mexican Recipes and make a meal for you and your loved one(s). After your meal, if you decide to snuggle up with a movie, to continue with the Mexican theme, consider one of these movies set in Mexico.
  • Apocalypto (2006)
  • Nacho Libre (2006)
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
  • Frida (2002)
  • The Mexican (2001)
  • All the Pretty Horses (2000)
  • Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
  • Old Gringo (1989)
  • The Night of the Iguana (1964)
  • Fun in Acapulco (1963)

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In any case enjoy your VDay whether you're in Playa del Carmen or not and don`t forget to share!

¡Feliz día del amor y la amistad!



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