100 Most Romantic Places on Earth

Hearth reef, posto romantico

Compiled by Isabel Clift

In love with travel? We’ve rounded up 100 of the most romantic places on Earth with pictures pretty enough to break your heart.

We’ve also linked to our favourite travel bloggers’ posts on each place – whether they’re talking about candlelit dinners or hunting Komodo dragons. Because as you can see below, romance comes in many different forms…

1. Gardens of Kyoto, Japan

Giardini di Kyoto, posto romantico

❤ Never-ending Voyage: Exploring Kyoto’s 2000 Temples and Shrines

2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, posto romantico

❤ Soul Travelers 3: Bora Bora on a Cheap Budget

3. Mont Saint Michel, France

Moint Saint Michel, posto romantico

❤ Europe Up Close: Top 10 Sights in France

4. Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo, posto romantico

❤ Never-ending Voyage: Puerto Viejo: Beaches, Bikes and Brownies

❤ Over Yonderlust: Jaguar Rescue Center – Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

5. Balboa Park, San Diego, California

Balboa Park, posto romantico

❤ Kaleidoscopic Wandering: Free Things to Do in Balboa Park, San Diego

USA Road Trips: San Diego to LA on the Pacific Coast Highway

6. Victoria Falls, Zambia-Zimbabwe

Cascate Vittoria, posto romantico

❤ GloboTreks Travels: Bungee Jumping at Victoria Falls

❤ Wild Junket: Photoblog: Wildlife Watching at Victoria Falls Reserve, Zimbabwe

7. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar, posto romantico

❤ What’s Dave Doing? The Split Personalities of Mostar

The Best of Eastern Europe

8. Mosel River Valley, Germany

Mosel, posto romantico

❤ Traveling Canucks: Photo of the Week: Steep Vineyards in the Mosel Valley

9. Lake of Heaven, China

Lago del Paradiso, posto romantico

❤ The Longest Way: Jade Lake of Heaven

10. Praslin Island, Seychelles

Seychelles, posto romantico

❤ Finding the Universe: Shipwrecked in the Seychelles

❤ Our Oyster: An Island Guide To The Seychelles

11. Karimun Jawa, Indonesia

Karimunjawa, posto romantico

❤ Active Backpacker: Reader Tale: A Trip To Karimun Jawa, Indonesia

12. Similan Islands, Thailand

Similan Island, posto romantico

❤ Backpacker Banter: Hit The Water At Some of Asias Top Dive Sites

13. Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lago di Bled, posto romantico

Cheap Skiing in Slovenia

❤ A Dangerous Business: Travel Bliss in Lake Bled

14. Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Isole Perhentian, posto romantico

❤ Legal Nomads: Perhentian Islands: Malaysia’s Perfect Beach Destination

15. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park, posto romantico

❤ Travel Rinse Repeat: A Desert In The Rocky Mountains

❤ The World is a Book: Exploring the Great Sand Dunes National Park

16. Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, posto romantico

Cities in September: Marrakech

❤ Independent Travel Help: The Magic of Marrakech

❤ Global Grasshopper: 10 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Marrakech

We’ve got beautiful riads in Marrakech from €3.15pppn @ Hostel Waka Waka

17. Disneyland, Paris

Disneyland, posto romantico

❤ Quirky Traveller: Disneyland Paris: Top Tips for a Great Day Out

18. Udaipur, India

Udaipur, posto romantico

❤ Wild Junket: India’s Romantic Lake City, Udaipur

19. Kitzbuhel, Austria

Kitzbühel, posto romantico

❤ Travelettes: Sleigh bells and steam baths – a weekend at the Kempinski in Kitzbühel

20. Maui, Hawaii

Isola di Maui, posto romantico

❤ Ordinary Traveler: Paragliding in Maui and Maui Paradise

21. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Castello di Neuschwanstein, posto romantico

❤ Contemporary Nomad: Neuschwanstein Castle

❤ Thousand Wishes: Walking in Cinderella’s Footsteps in Neuschwanstein Castle

22. Whistler, Canada

Whistler , posto romantico

Top Ski Vacations in Canada

❤ Wanderlust and the Girl: Whistler Winter Wonderland

❤ Do it While You’re Young: Jobs in Whistler: How to Support a Season on the Mountain

We’ve got cheap Whistler accommodation from €22.79pppn @ AWA Whistler Pemberton Hotel

23. Bantayan Islands, Philippines

Bantayan islands, posto romantico

❤ Two 2 Travel: POSTCARDS: Panorama of Sta. Fe., Bantayan Island

24. Resurrection Bay, Alaska

Resurrection bay, posto romantico

❤ AK on the Go: Alaska Road Trip Tips

25. Cameron Highland, Malaysia

Cameron Highland, posto romantico

❤ Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler: Cameron Highlands

26. Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, posto romantico

Top Festivals in Bruges to Feel the Spirit of Belgium

❤ Lazy Travelers: Two Days in Bruges

We’ve got gorgeous and affordable hotels in Bruges from €25pppn @ St Christopher’s Inn-Bauhaus Budget Hotel

27. Krakow, Poland

Cracovia, posto romantico

❤ Travel Dudes: Krakow – A Place Worth a Visit

See all our cool hostels in Krakow with private rooms, from €4.32pppn @ Orange Hostel

28. Bay of Bengal, India-Sri Lanka

Bay of Bengal, posto romantico

❤ Do it While You’re Young: Travelling on a Budget in India

29. Vieques Beach, Puerto Rico

Vieques Beach, posto romantico

❤ Johnny Jet: Top Reasons Vieques Island, Puerto Rico Should Be Your #1 Caribbean Destination

30. Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Erg Chebbi, posto romantico

❤ Seek New Travel: Luxury Camping in the Moroccan Sahara

❤ Neverending Footsteps: The Sahara Desert: In Photos and An Incredible Experience in the Sahara Desert

31. Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Ireland

Ponte di corda di Carrick-a-Rede, posto romantico

10 Daredevil Things to do in Ireland

32. Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, posto romantico

❤ A Dangerous Business: Queenstown is King

❤ Do it While You’re Young: Destination Details: Queenstown

33. Palawan, Philippines

Palawan, posto romantico

❤ Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler: Palawan Island

❤ Legal Nomads: Palawan Paradise: El Nido

34. Florence, Italy

Firenze, posto romantico

Cheap Eats in Florence

48 Hour City Break in Florence

❤ Four Jandals: Experiencing Aperitivo in Florence

We’ve got historic, good-value hotels in Florence from €11pppn @ Hotel Benvenuti

35. Murchison Falls, Uganda

Cascate Murchison, posto romantico

❤ GloboTreks Travels: Weekly Snapshot: Murchison Falls

36. Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, posto romantico

❤ Never-ending Voyage: The Fairy Tale Palaces of Sintra

❤ Andean Drift: Sintra on Two Pastries a Day

❤ Travel Destination Search: What to Do in Lisbon – Part 2

We’ve got historic hostels in Sintra with private rooms, from €10.50pppn @ People Hostel Sintra

37. Niagara Falls, USA and Canada

Cascate del Niagara, posto romantico

❤ Top Backpacking Destinations: Natural Beauty in an Urban Jungle – Niagara Falls, USA/Canada

❤48 Hour Adventure: 48 hours in Toronto

38. Manila Bay, Philippines

Baia di Manila, posto romantico

❤ Solitary Wanderer: Sunset Cruise in Manila Bay

39. Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italia

Cinque terre, posto romantico

Hidden Italy – Liguria

❤ Four Jandals: Sunset Photos of Cinque Terre

❤ Ordinary Traveler: Cinque Terre Travel Tips

40. Skellig Michael, Ireland

Skellig Michael, posto romantico

❤ Tour Absurd: Skellig Michael sunset + sheep

41. Ko Chang, Thailand

Ko Chang, posto romantico

❤ Nomadic Matt: The Saturday City: Ko Chang

42. Muir Woods, California

Muir woods, posto romantico

❤ Allegria Travels: Nature’s Cathedral – Muir Woods, California

43. Oslo, Norway

Oslo, posto romantico

7 Things to Do in Oslo on a Budget

44. Granada, Spain

Granada, posto romantico

Five of the Best Tapas Bars in Granada

❤ My Spanish Adventure: Gorgeous Granada

❤ BackPack Me: Granada: Where East Meets West

45. Stockholm, Sweden

Stoccolma, posto romantico

10 Cheap Things to Do in Stockholm

The 5 Coolest Bars in Stockholm

46. Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Wollongong, posto romantico

❤ Travel with a Mate: Four Day Trips to Take When in Sydney

47. Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain

Parco Güell, posto romantico

❤ Wanderful World: Park Guell Padlocks and Peculiarities

❤ Bridges and Balloons: Where to Eat, Drink and Go Out in Barcelona

❤ Finding the Universe: Gaudi’s Barcelona in Photographs

10 Things To Do In Barcelona For $10

We’ve got romantic and affordable hotels in Barcelona from €9.50pppn @ AAE Rey Don Jaime Hotel

48. Paris, France

Parigi, posto romantico

Romantic Paris: a Couples’ Guide

❤ Legal Nomads: An Afternoon in Paris’ Montmartre

❤ Lazy Travelers: Adventures in Wine Tasting: ô Chateau, Paris

❤ Bitten by the Travel Bug: Love Locks in Paris

We’ve got sexy and surprisingly cheap hotels in Paris from €18pppn @ Hotel Voltaire Republique

49. Badlands National Park, USA

Parco nazionale di Badlands, posto romantico

❤ The Vacation Gals: Tips for Visiting South Dakota’s Badlands National Park

50. Jerusalem, Israel

Gerusalemme, posto romantico

In the Land of Milk & Honey: Top 5 Things to Do in Israel

51. Assisi, Italy

Assisi, posto romantico

❤ Travel Unmasked: Beautiful Pictures of Assisi, Italy

52. Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, posto romantico

Backpacker’s Guide to Chiang Mai

❤ Backpacker Banter: Chiang Mai Pub Crawl

❤ Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler: Falling in Love with Chiang Mai

❤ Do it While You’re Young: Destination Details: Chiang Mai

53. Verona, Italy

Verona, posto romantico

❤ Solitary Wanderer: One Day in Verona

54. Grand Canyon, Colorado

Grand Canyon, posto romantico

US National Parks

55. St. Bathans, New Zealand

St. Bathans, posto romantico

5 New Zealand Festivals to do Before you Die

The Best Whale Watching Spots In New Zealand

56. Prague, Czech Republic

Praga, posto romantico

48 Hour City Break in Prague

Quirky Traveller: 5 Quirky Things to do in Prague

We’ve got affordable and romantic hotels in Prague from €7.82pppn @ Little Town

57. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife, posto romantico

❤ My Spanish Adventure: Adventure in Tenerife

58. Huangshan, China

Huangshan, posto romantico

❤ A Couple Travelers: Hiking Huangshan – China’s Yellow Mountain

59. Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, posto romantico

❤ Ordinary Traveler: 8 Reasons to Visit Mexico’s Riviera Maya

❤ Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler: A Crazy Ass Walk through Tulum Ruins

❤ Travel4Wildlife: The Dragons of Tulum

60. Capri, Italy

Capri, posto romantico

❤ Jdomb’s Travels: Hiking Capri

61. Coromandel, New Zealand

Coromandel, posto romantico

❤ Four Jandals: Hiking Wentworth Falls and Visiting Whangamata

62. Lake Sanabria, Spain

Lago di Sanabria, posto romantico

❤ Best of the EU: Lago de Sanabria – the biggest glacial lake in the Iberian Peninsula

63. Kelimutu, Indonesia

Kelimutu, posto romantico

❤ The Travel Hack: Kelimutu: Visiting Moni in Flores, Indonesia

64. Alexander Garden, Moscow, Russia

Alexander garden, posto romantico

❤ Travel with a Mate: Magnetic Moscow

65. Teton Range, Wyoming, U.S.A

Teton Range, posto romantico

❤ The Carey Adventures: Photo Of The Day – Grand Teton Range

❤ My Itchy Travel Feet: Travel to Grand Teton National Park

66. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgo, posto romantico

11 things to do in Edinburgh under €10

7 Top Budget Bars in Edinburgh

❤ Four Jandals: Climbing Arthur’s Seat

❤ Don’t Fly Go: Recommended Road Trip: London to Edinburgh

We’ve got cheap boutique hotels in Edinburgh from €18.52pppn @ Park View House Hotel

67. Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound, posto romantico

❤ Finding the Universe: Awe Inspiring Milford Sound

68. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, posto romantico

❤ Solitary Wanderer: The Beauty of Santorini

We’ve got blissful affordable hotels in Santorini from €5.80pppn @ Katerina & John Hotel

69. Besançon, France

Besançon, posto romantico

❤ Nomadic Vignette: A Walking Tour of Besancon, France

❤ Bonjour Paris: Franche Comte Slow Travel: Belfort, Besancon & Montbeliard

70. Lipari, Italy

Lipari, posto romantico

❤ A Taste of Travel: Off to the Aeolian Islands – Lipari

71. Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai , posto romantico

❤ As We Travel: Where To Stay In Kauai

❤ Seek New Travel: The Beach at the End of the World

72. Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao, posto romantico

❤ Trip Wellness: Late to the Party in Koh Tao

❤ Backpacker Banter: The Day I Scuba Dived With a Whale Shark In Koh Tao

73. Soča Valley, Slovenia

Soča Valley, posto romantico

❤ Little Miss Itchy Feet: Soča-Valley: That’s how I feel sLOVEnian

74. Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Bay of Kotor, posto romantico

The Best of Eastern Europe

75. Rome, Italy

Roma, posto romantico

10 Things To Do In Rome For $10

❤ Four Jandals: Tips for Visiting the Ancient Roman Colosseum

❤ Never-ending Voyage: Testaccio: Off the Beaten Path in Rome

We’ve got dreamy cheap hotels in Rome from €11.75pppn @ Hotel Cressy

76. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, posto romantico

10 Cheap Things to Do in Dubrovnik

5 Cheap Eats in Dubrovnik

❤ Wanderful World: The Delights of Dubrovnik

77. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubjana, posto romantico

❤ A Dangerous Business: Ljubljana, the City you can’t Help but Love

❤ What’s Dave Doing? Ljubljana, the Best Little City in Europe

78. Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sihanoukville, posto romantico

❤ What’s Dave Doing? Otres Beach and Koh Rong

79. Venice, Italy

Venezia, posto romantico

10 Things To Do In Venice For $10

Bacaros in Venice: a Budget Drinkers’ Guide

❤ Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler: A Walk in Venice

We’ve got the most romantic hotels in Venice from €15pppn @ Hotel Venice Villa Dori

80. White Desert, Egypt

White desert, posto romantico

❤ Wild Junket: Roaming the Deserts of Egypt & Jordan

81. Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, posto romantico

❤ Lazy Travelers: A Few of My Favorite Things: Salzburg Edition

❤ Monkeys and Mountains: Church Caves of Salzburg

82. London, UK

Londra, posto romantico

7 Romantic Restaurants in London with Amazing Views

Beginner’s Budget Guide to London

London by Locals: Hipster Graph + 7 Street Guides

We’ve got affordable hotels in London from €13.31pppn @ MEININGER Hotel London Hyde Park

83. Central Park, New York, U.S.A.

Central park, posto romantico

❤ Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler: Top Experiences to Try in New York Central Park

Nightlife in the Big Apple: Our Top 10 Pubs and Bars in New York

We’ve got the cheapest nice hotels in New York from €19.74pppn @ The Sohotel

84. Alor Island, Indonesia

Alor Island, posto romantico

❤ Asiapolitan: Dreaming Away in Alor

85. Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City, Canada

Saint Laurent, posto romantico

❤ Land Lopers: Quebec City in Five Photos

86. Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, posto romantico

Thrifty Tallinn: How to Shop, Eat & Drink for Cheap

87. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Mariposa Monarca, posto romantico

❤ Around the World in 80 Jobs: The Butterflies that Killed Me

88. Vienna, Austria

Vienna, posto romantico

❤ What’s Dave Doing? Random Street Art in Vienna

❤ Traveling with Sweeney: Romantic Vienna

89. Cave of Frasassi, Italy

Grotte Frasassi, posto romantico

❤ Travel Wonders: Europe’s Finest Cave?

90. Peles Castle, Romania

Peleș, posto romantico

❤ Wandering Earl: Sinaia, Romania: Home Of The Bizarre ‘Peles Castle’

91. Butchart Gardens, Canada

Butchart gardens, posto romantico

❤ Stop Having a Boring Life: Enjoying The Butchart Gardens and High Tea at The Empress

92. Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Nakuru, posto romantico

❤ The Planet D: Kenya’s Incredible Lake Nakuru

93. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, posto romantico

5 Cultural Things To Do In Budapest

❤ Four Jandals: Caving in Budapest

❤ Wanderful World: 5 Musts-dos in Budapest

❤ Never Ending Footsteps: Friday Photo Essay: Stunning Architecture in Budapest

We’ve got fantastic hotels in Budapest from €8pppn @ Nightingale Mini Hotel

94. Principality of Monaco

Monaco, posto romantico

❤ The Blonde Gypsy: Things to do in Monaco, Poor but Sexy Edition

95. Barbados

Barbados, posto romantico

❤ 40 Before 30: Swimming with Turtles at the Club Barbados

96. Guanajuato, Mexico

Guanajuato, posto romantico

Mexico’s Coolest City: Guanajuato

97. Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, posto romantico

10 Things to do in Reykjavik

The Coolest Accommodation in Reykjavik

❤ Quirky Traveler: Iceland and the Golden Circle; land of quirky natural wonder

❤ Over Yonderlust: Photo Friday: Reykjavik Street Art

98. Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

Labuan bajo, posto romantico

❤ Bohemian Traveler: Visiting the Komodo Dragon of Indonesia

❤ Escape Artistes: Sharks in the Land of the Dragons

99. St. Petersburg, Russia

San Pietroburgo, posto romantico

❤ Do it While you’re Young: Travelling to St. Petersburg

100. Heart Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Heart Reef, Whitsunday Islands, posto romantico

Top 5 Backpacker Places on Australia’s East Coast

Got any more? Tell us below…

Related posts:

Thanks to rapidtravelchai, gus_the_mouse, Megan Mallen, tsc_traveler, ReservasdeCoches.com, Jimmy McIntyre – Strange Lands Travel Blog, Kullez, snoboard1010, gemb1, cm195902, El Mostrito, Arian Zwegers, Giulio GMDB, clay53012, Nite Dan – Enjoypixel, Tim in Sydney, whologwhy, Alaskan Dude, udeyismail, williamsdb, Giorgio Tomassetti, joiseyshowaa, Sam Blackman, amerune, Qole Pejorian, wahoowins, bertconcepts, alh1, Pommiebastards, Peter Curbishley, Dr. T, elTrekero, antmoose, Arian Zwegers, n.hewson, mrfraley, teoruiz, jimmyharris, DuReMi, Libertinus, Guillaume Cattiaux, neurollero, swallroth, ChrisYunker, xiquinhosilva, ell brown, Bods, ReservasdeCoches.com, fklv (Obsolete hipster), B_cool, Jami Dwyer, jimmyharris, Neville10, pasotraspaso, YXO, thisisbossi, fortherock, Moyan_Brenn, flrnt, OhellMichelle, Lee Coursey, Rivard, neiljs, scottmliddell, BruceHH, Ludo29, vidonjac, davehighbury, Damien @ Flickr, kevgibbo, Daveness_98, Argenberg, mdid, TJ Morris, Mark Heard, cstrom, edwin.11, aq-photography.com, Guillaume Cattiaux, mdid, Scott Clark, jlrsousa, prilfish, Roller Coaster Philosophy, ltdan, pocius, loriszecchinato, mdid, davharuk, Loimere, BenedictFrancis, Swiveler, Benoit Mahe, Tambako the Jaguar, Ewan-M, dherrera_96 and krossbow for the images from Flickr. All images were held under the Creative Commons License at the time of publication.

25 Responses to “100 Most Romantic Places on Earth”

  1. I had a look over all of the places listed above with great enthusiast and having visited some of them already and many others being on my list I can honestly conclude this is one of the best lists of the most wonderful, not only romantic, places, I’ve came across so far..so thanks a lot for the ideas! I have to mention Madagascar, as it is really one of the most amazing places on Earth(you can also find it on my blog http://www.thousandwishes.net).

  2. Hunza Valley in Pakistan, surrounded by over 7000 meter high peaks is a brilliance of color, history and magic! Especially for skydivers :)

  3. Daso M. Coimbra Reply

    How could you skip Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ?
    Others:
    St. Paul de Vence, France
    San Gimignano, Italy
    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
    Petropolis, Brazil
    Carmel, USA

  4. I am travelling in Indonesia at the moment, loving how many times it makes the list!
    I think Gili Meno, Lombok should definitely be on this list, it is paradise!
    My Asia blog:
    http://blog.travelpod.com/members/anouskamakeup
    I also hope Bermuda makes your list one day. It is the only island I have visited numerous times in my life, pink sand, turquoise sea, delicious food and wonderful people.

    So many more places to visit!!

    Love the list!

    Anouska Butler Steffensen

  5. You didn’t include Goa, India. There are some of the best beaches in the world there.

  6. Nice list, I hope I wish I can visit them all sometime.

    But, wait…
    Disneyland? Really?
    Ehem…

  7. a little dissappointing being not able to see anywhere from Turkey. Butterfly Valley or Blue Vagoon ( ölüdeniz) not even mention the green valleys of black sea region and Istanbul, but good one I like it :)

  8. Out of all the INTERIOR of Mexico, you pick Guanajuato and put a picture of the slums? Try a picture of the streets of San Miguel de Allende (cobble stone city in Guanajuato and very beautiful) and the city of Oaxaca, Merida, or Chiapas. True beauty and very romantic. Not to mention the west coast beaches: Huatulco, Ixtapa, Manzanillo.

  9. Lauren@GreenGlobalTravel Reply

    I agree that gardens are one of the most romantic places. The beautiful scenery and scents are just what a romantic mood needs. Thanks for sharing this great compilation of places to visit! :)

  10. janaka edirisooriya Reply

    Very good site. but I see some more better places in here too Sri Lanka “paradise in South Asia”. Pls refer those too. Thanx……..

  11. Keukenhof Gardens in Netherlands and Kew Gardens in London for those of you who love gardens.
    Chefchaouen in Morocco
    the whole Provence in France
    Sardinia beaches.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *