Every newlywed couple wants to make sure that their honeymoon will be the most memorable journey of their married lives. There are no rules when it comes to choosing a destination, other than making sure that the places to be visited are romantic and idyllic. Some couples choose city breaks, walking holidays, or cruises, but how about making this special occasion stand out by going on a honeymoon road trip? All you need to do is agree on your favourite region and get behind the wheel. For those couples that are short on ideas, we have compiled a list with the top three most romantic honeymoon road trips.
If Spain’s southern and Mediterranean coasts are known for their bustling nightlife, northern Spain is the place to go for a romantic holiday. The northern coast is unspoilt in many areas, and there is a prevailing sense of peacefulness and isolation all around. San Sebastian is a good starting point. This magnificent city has been compared to Paris due to its architecture and outstanding cuisine. Without a doubt, the most romantic hotel in they city is the 5-star Maria Cristina, a Belle Epoque-style jewel facing the river.
Driving a hundred miles west will get you to Santander, on the Atlantic Ocean. This city used to be the summer residence of the Royal Family during the early 20th century, and there are many fine buildings that attest to that fact. The landscape becomes even more breathtaking as you drive into Asturias, a province nestled between the mountains and the sea. Next stop is Galicia, Spain’s westernmost region. If you enter from Asturias, follow the N634 road until A Coruña, and continue along minor roads until you reach the spectacular Cape Finisterre.
Central America is made up of several small tropical countries, so the region is perfect for a romantic honeymoon trip. Car hire companies like National Car have offices in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama, so the options are endless. Some of Central America’s highlights are the city of Antigua (Guatemala), the Santa Ana volcano (El Salvador), the Bay Islands (Honduras), the rainforests of Costa Rica, Nicaragua’s colonial towns and coffee-growing highlands, and the incredibly cosmopolitan Panama City.
Canada’s West Coast
Canada is home to some of the world’s most pristine nature. You can hire a car at the National Car office in Vancouver airport and head straight into amazing British Columbia. Driving west along highway 1 will take you to the spectacular Rocky mountains, where you can spend a few nights in a romantic forest cabin. You can then join highway 16 for a breathtaking drive across wilderness areas, until you reach Prince Rupert, a pleasant harbour town where it is possible to take your car on the ferry crossing to Alaska.