Ultimate Food Experiences for Your Honeymoon

Take a bite out of your honeymoon destination with one of these food experiences.
By: 
Sherri Eisenberg

Mexico

The only things more seductive than the sunsets and music of Mexico are the margaritas and flavorful cuisine. From fish tacos on the beach to huitlacoche (edible corn fungus) filled enchiladas, the variety of Mexico’s flavors will forever abolish any confusion about the difference between rich Mexican food and your usual tex-Mex.

Where to Go: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, located on the Pacific Ocean just north of Acapulco, was once a sleepy fishing village that has transformed into a chic beachy hideaway. In addition to having loads of great places to stay, it’s still a mecca for fishermen so these resorts also serve excellent seafood.

Where to Explore: At the Viceroy Zihuatanejo, the cooking class focuses on organic ingredients and a healthy take on Mexican cuisine. You’ll tour the town’s main mercado (market) to gather a cornucopia of fresh local ingredients, from chilies to chayote (a small green squash), jicama (a crunchy root vegetable), epazote (an herb), pineapples and cactus fruit. Then you’ll return to the resort’s beachfront cooking area to prepare a healthy (and purportedly aphrodisiac) meal by the sea.

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Photo Credit: Viceroy Zihuatanejo

Where to Stay: Viceroy Hotels & Resorts are known for their stylish decor, but the Zihuatanejo property is as natural and raw as it is chic. Towering palm trees are wrapped in fairy lights, the dining room is candlelit and topped with a palapa, and rooms open up to the crashing waves of the Pacific (room rates start at $180 a night; viceroyhotelsandresorts.com).

beach view at viceroy zihuatanejo in mexico
Photo Credit: Viceroy Zihuatanejo

Fun Foodie Find: 

One and Only PalmIlla, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 
Let the resort arrange a private dinner under the stars, and they can organize wine pairings. or better yet, start the meal with a tequila tasting that will allow you to sample from the resort’s 53 bottles. You’ll learn the difference between an anejo and a reposado among other fun facts. If you’ve never dived into the world of small-batch tequila, this will change the way you order cocktails indefinitely (palmilla.oneandonlyresorts.com)

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