19 of the most romantic destinations in the world

From the rugged Isle of Skye in Scotland to the dramatic peaks of Chilean Patagonia, these places make it easy to fall in love.

By National Geographic Staff
Published 8 Feb 2022, 14:10 GMT

Romance is in the eye of the beholder. For travellers, passion for a place can be the greatest love affair. A palm-lined coast in the south of France. The magic of a medieval city at sunset in Belgium. Swimming in a cenote in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

It’s easy to grow accustomed to the emotional allure of travel—the giddy sense of possibility that comes when your plane lands, the serenity and gratitude you feel taking in new surroundings, and the soaring feeling of experiencing something you’ve long been anticipating.

National Geographic’s book The World’s Most Romantic Destinations is loaded with places that are easy to fall in love with and experiences that will make your heart skip a beat. Click through this photo gallery to see a few of our favourite romantic destinations around the world.

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