O texto de hoje é um Guest Post gringo, um artigo enviado pela Etihad Airway exclusivamente para o Quero ir Lá contando sobre alguns lugares incríveis para uma escapadinha romântica! Por enquanto só está disponível a versão em inglês, em breve publicarei a versão traduzida!
Valentine’s isn’t the only time to treat your sweetheart. Whether you’re looking to slow it down with a romantic stroll on the beach in Thailand, or spice it up with Latin America nightlife; we’ve compiled the 19 best places to go for a truly memorable romantic getaway.
1. New York (United States)
It’s near impossible not to get swept away by the romance of New York City. Hold on tight to your honey and try not to lose each-other in the overwhelming hustle and bustle of central Broadway.
2. Lapu Lapu (Philippines)
Lapu Lapu is the main city on the island of Mactan in the Philippines and offers marine life diving in crystal clear, warm waters. Swim through pink coral and watch abundant, brightly coloured fish and giant tuna glide through their natural habitat. Flights to Manila will take you close enough to this gorgeous island.
3. Alicante (Spain)
Take in a concert at the Canelobre Caves. These ancient geological wonders are filled with stalagmites reaching up, and stalactites spiralling down into the hollow of the cave, where an auditorium has been carved out of the rock. A truly magical experience, and a certain to impress any partner who appreciates the ‘wow’ factor.
4. Ko Samui (Thailand)
This Thai island has long been a destination for couples looking for idyllic landscapes and an atmosphere to relax in. Dive into the cool waters of the Namuang waterfall after an afternoon spent at the nearby elephant safari. For the ultimate in relaxing ways to bond; try a couples’ massage on the beach.
A vivid and sprawling city, Porto embodies the crumbling grandeur of old Europe. Spend a hot summer night enjoying fresh seafood on a warm, pink-brick plaza – as the lively musical nightlife and young population of Porto celebrate the weekend around you.
6. Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)
Foz do Iguacu sits beside the world’s largest collection of waterfalls on the boundary between Brazil and Argentina. If the stunning backdrop of 270 waterfalls and a perpetual rainbow isn’t enough to insert some romance into your getaway; try to spot a jaguar, howling monkey, or toucan. Spotting one of these exotic animals in a shared experience you won’t forget.
7. Tangier (Morocco)
Visit the tangled streets of Tangier’s medieval medina, and sample Arabic coffee from a traditional souk in this lavish and many layered city. Once home to artists, spies and alternative thinkers from around the world, Tangier is still a city with multiple influences. Your lover will adore getting lost with you, and appreciate you even more if you can navigate the winding streets!
8. Da Nang (Vitenam)
Help each other scale the marble mountains near Da Nang and you may well feel like you’ve emerged from a shared dream. Each mount is named for the element it represents and these craggy, marble mountains are riddled with caves, Buddhist temples and breath-taking views.
There’s no escaping that Paris is the city of love. Strap on your beret, hop on your tandem bicycle and give in to the romantic getaway cliché. Even the most cynical of lovers will feel their heartbeat increase as they scale Montmarte and enjoy the panorama of Paris from the foot of the famed church, Basilique du Basque Couer.
10. Ayers Rock (Australia)
Ayers Rock (or Uluru Yulara in Australia’s native tongue) is a surprisingly romantic place to escape from it all. Stay in a luxury, canopied pavilion set on the remote and peaceful dunes of Uluru. Stranded on the red desert dunes, you’ll feel like the only couple in the world.
11. Doha (Qatar)
Don’t spend your time booking restaurants or bars to woo your partner – book a private gazebo overlooking the gulf sea. Packages offered include three course menus and violin sets to be place while you dine. And with the average temperature in Goa sitting at a comfortable 27°C this is a romantic treat you can enjoy all year round.
12. Venice (Italy)
Could a list of romantic getaways be complete without Venice? It would take the hardest of hearts not to melt as you share a leisurely Gondola ride through the venetian lagoon – renaissance architecture rising above you on either side. If your partner like history, good food and incredible atmosphere, Venice is the one.
13. Hamilton Island (Australia)
If you are looking for a tropical island which offers luxury and comfort, Australia’s Hamilton island is the dream romantic getaway. Enjoy extravagant sunset cruises and the opportunity to snorkel, paddle board and surf. The sunset seen from Bommie deck provides all the romance you could need.
14. Goa (India)
Lose the luxury hotels and stay in a private, budget beach shack in Goa. Snuggled up together on the beach, sheltered under a canopy in a hut made of bamboo, with the sounds of the waves lapping the shore outside of your door… Absolute heaven.
The city that gave birth to the tango; Buenos Aires gives you romance with smouldering passion along the way. Stroll along hand-in-hand along the river by the colourful streets of La Boca neighbourhood. Try to catch a milonga when you visit, and learn to really tango close to your partner, away from the tourist traps.
16. Tokyo (Japan)
Tokyo is full of traditional Japanese gardens; where pink cherry blossoms float on the wind, delicate bridges cross streaming rivers and romance is at it’s peak. Take your partner to Japan and you can slip between the electric metropolis of Tokyo’s city streets and the natural peace of traditional Japan.
17. Corfu Town (Greece)
The greenest of the ionian islands, Corfu is the perfect balance between an island getaway and cultural indulgence. Take a speedboat from village to village to avoid the steep curvature of the Corfiot hills; or trek upwards and explore abandoned mountain towns like Old Perithia. A getaway guaranteed to charm.
18. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Rio de Janeiro might be famed for it’s vibrant nightlife and carnival spirit; but if your partner likes a slice of party-spirit with their romance – this is a city to deliver. After a night of dancing in Lapa, a trip to the Jardim Botanico to experience the rainforest gardens will refresh your spirits. A private cable car to the sugar loaf mountain, cruising above the crashing waves and jungle mountains is the ideal romantic spot for a proposal…
The twisting streets of Prague are perfect for lovers to get lost in. The centuries old architecture of the city seems pulled straight from a fairy-tale. And whether you’re looking to buy, or be bought for; Prague is a great place to buy a piece of garnet jewellery. Garnets are believed to have the power to turn sadness into happiness.
So, whatever you want from a romantic getaway – relaxation, adventure or the perfect spot to propose; the world is full of romantic places. Your biggest challenge is picking the right one.