Love should be celebrated every day, but it is true that in many countries February 14 is the date set to pay homage to the great love that we have in our lives. I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but give me a reason, any reason or excuse to travel, and I’ll cling to it like a burning nail. If you like to celebrate, take note of these cheap getaways for Valentine’s Day.

Take note of these 5 cheap getaways for Valentine’s Day

So, if you are thinking of giving your partner a trip to celebrate Valentine’s Day, here I will help you choose your perfect plan for this February 14, with 5 suggestions for very beautiful and romantic getaways! , but cheap (we are still coming out of the “January slope” and the economic excesses of Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Three Wise Men).

 Cheap getaways for Valentine’s Day (and very romantic)

cheap getaways for valentines

1. Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, the capital of Poland and the birthplace of Chopin, is perfect for spending a few days holding hands while touring the Old City, kissing in front of the Vistula River, or swearing eternal love from the Royal Castle, which will allow you to have good views of the entire city. city. Warsaw is known as the city of romanticism, because the musical notes of the romantic composer Chopin sound in every corner.

A romantic plan may be to take a boat ride on the lake in El Lazieki Park, which is romantically inspired, and is in the heart of the city. If you like gardens, be sure to visit the Saxon Garden, which served as a model for the gardens of Versailles, in France.

Another plan is to take a long walk along Lake Vistula and visit the Warsaw Mermaid , which is another of the city’s icons, or cross the city’s bridges. Take advantage of the fact that there are super cheap flights (from Madrid there are prices starting at €100 if you book them in advance and sometimes there are super offers for less). To help you organize your perfect itinerary around the city, don’t miss the super guide I made with the 10 essential “what to see in Warsaw”.

Three different plans in Warsaw to make your romantic getaway a trip to remember for the rest of your life:

Piano concert with music by Chopin

Free tour of Warsaw (cheaper than this, you will not find)

Excursion to Krakow and the salt mines with a guide in Spanish! 

My advice is to have dinner at the centrally located Dawne Smaki restaurant, which with its setting and warm lights make it the perfect setting for a Valentine’s dinner. There you can taste traditional Polish gastronomy and at a good price!

If you are looking for a romantic accommodation, do not hesitate and book at the Mamaison Residence Diana hotel which is in the center of the city , it is elegant, intimate and with affordable prices. The best thing is that the rooms have a small equipped kitchen, in case you want to have an intimate dinner or breakfast in a bathrobe.

cheap getaways for valentines

2. Route through the coastal towns of Cádiz, Spain

A different plan for Valentine’s Day is to take a route by car through some of the coastal towns of Cádiz to enjoy orange and warm sunsets facing the sea, visit picturesque towns and spend the nights in charming hotels.

The blue horizon is always romantic, if you add the magic and warmth of Cádiz plus its delicious gastronomy, you have a perfect getaway to do with your partner. My proposal is that you start in Conil de la Frontera (you can fly to Seville and rent a car from there, or you can arrive by train, bus or with your car from your home). From there, follow the path through El Palmar, Caños de Meca, Barbate, Zahara de los Atunes and end in Tarifa.

Some romantic plans that you can do on this route are, take walks along the beach and sit in a beach bar to watch the sunset or, if you want to make it even more romantic, you can take a boat trip just as the sun goes down.

In addition to the beach, you can visit the old quarters of the cities , such as Conil de la Frontera, which has a seafaring air, or Barbate, where the Almadrabas castle is located, dating from the 15th century.

Three different plans on the Cadiz coast to make your romantic getaway a trip to remember for the rest of your life:

Excursion to the white towns such as Arcos de la Frontera, Ubrique or the Sierra de Grazalema

Excursion to Gibraltar

Excursion to Tangier

For a romantic meal, I recommend the El Tesoro restaurant in Tarifa . It is not very easy to get to, so it is not usually very crowded, but I guarantee that the effort will be worth it. The place has impressive views of Bolonia beach (hence, I recommend going during the day and not for dinner).

Where to stay for a romantic night? Everything will depend on where you make the stops on the route along the Cadiz coast, but in Tarifa, The Tarifa Lances Hotel is spectacular and you will have a large room with all the comforts for you to enjoy indoors. In Vejer de la Frontera, for example, the “Casas El Molino” hotel offers beautiful little cabins with views of the Andalusian countryside and the Mediterranean Sea.

3. Oporto, Portugal

Maybe it’s because of its decadent air, maybe it’s because of its warm lights or the calm rhythm of a very interesting and mysterious city, Porto is -without a doubt- an excellent option for a cheap Valentine’s Day getaway, especially since the flights are cheap .

Imagine walking hand in hand with your partner along the Douro River, stopping at one of the bars to taste the typical Portuguese gastronomy or crossing the famous Luis I Bridge to Vila Nova da Gais to visit the cellars and drink a glass of Port wine .

Another perfect plan to spend a few romantic days is to take a walk around the city, which is small and perfect to discover on foot and climb to the top of the Torre dos Clérigos to have an impressive view of the city and surroundings (on a clear day , Sure). If you want to know what else you can see and do in Porto, I will tell you about it in this post with the 10 essentials.

Three different plans in Porto to make your romantic getaway a spectacular trip to remember all your life:

Cruise through the 6 bridges of Porto

Fado Show at Casa da Guitarra with a glass of Port wine

Excursion to Guimarães and Braga

For a romantic dinner in Porto, my suggestion is that you do it in a restaurant where they also offer a live fado show , very typical of this area. My recommendation is the Vinhas d’Alho restaurant (Cais da Estiva Nº139) which, since it is on the riverbank, you can eat with views of the Douro River.

Romantic nights in Porto can be spent at the incredible and charming hotel “Palacio do Freixo” , which overlooks the Douro and is located in an old -but renovated- baroque palace. It has an indoor pool, perfect to use even with the cold of this time, a sauna and spa.

travel to Tangier

4. Tangier, Morocco

It may not be the most obvious destination on this list and it may not have crossed your mind, but it is a cheap and romantic destination to spend a very different Valentine’s Day .

What better way to enjoy your love than with a walk through the Medina of Tangier. The Medina maintains its charm almost intact with its winding streets, walls and towers. The best of the Medina is the area of ​​the souks (big and small), where you can do some shopping and learn to haggle like a pro.

Other walks that you can do is to the Alcazaba or Kasbah, in the upper area of ​​the medina and which has beautiful visits to the Bay of Tangier. Another place from where you can see the bay is the Plaza de la Kasbah, and while you’re there, I recommend you take a look at the Bit El-Mal Mosque.

Outside the Medina, a perfect plan is to get lost in the streets of the San Francisco and Marshan neighborhoods in the New City area. How does a slow walk along the Av. Mohamed VI seafront sound like? You can have a drink at the Gran Café de París , an emblematic cafeteria with more than 30 years in the city. And to commemorate this very special trip, don’t forget to take a picture in the iconic Plaza Faro.

Two different plans in Tangier to make your romantic getaway a spectacular trip to remember all your life:

Excursion to Chaouen, “the blue city”

Excursion to Asilah

To eat, an interesting and somewhat exclusive option (prices similar to those in Spain) is the Al Korsan restaurant (85 Rue de la Liberte). It belongs to the Minzah hotel and they offer excellent Moroccan avocados.

To spend those nights in the city, the Hotel Fredj has large and comfortable rooms, at a good price and the best thing is that they have sea views.

Bordeaux France

5. Bordeaux, France

Not only Paris is associated with love and romanticism… All of France exudes that magic that turns any city into a perfect setting for love and displays of affection. The best thing is that it is super well connected to the main European cities and the flights are usually very cheap.

To begin with, if you are looking for a getaway that is not only romantic but also very affordable, there are several free tours in Bordeaux. These will allow you to get to know the city better and enjoy it to the fullest as a couple! For example, you can take a free tour of the city to get to know its historic center and see the icons, such as the cathedral, the Great Theater or the old gate of the wall.

Another of the free tours that will surely fascinate you is the “free Bordeaux wine tour” and you will discover, among other things, some of the oldest warehouses in Bordeaux. There is no wine that does not pair with typical French flavours, so also sign up for the “free gastronomic tour” to taste some typical specialties. Finally, there is no magic without legends, so the “free tour of mysteries and legends” will surely win you over.

If you go by yourself, I recommend you cross the “Pont de Pierre” (stone bridge) that joins the two banks of the Garonne River, and is the oldest in the city. Another precious point in the city is the Cailhau Gate , it is the entrance to the historic center and dates from the 15th and 16th centuries.

Three different plans in Bordeaux to make your romantic getaway a memory for the rest of your life:

Boat trip with dinner

Excursion to Saint Emilion + bike ride

Tour por Saint Emilion and Burdeos

For a special dinner -or lunch-, I recommend the cheap version of the best restaurant in the city (but with the same quality) and it is the Bistrot du Gabriel (10 square meters from the Bourse). The place is charming and the food exceptional.

You can spend romantic nights at the Quality Hotel Bordeaux Center , which is located in the Saint-Pierre neighborhood in what was once a 19th century mansion. The price is accessible.

So far my five recommendations for cheap getaways for Valentine’s Day, which one did you like the most? Now you just have to book your trip as soon as possible, so that it works out cheap. Oh, I forgot: if you don’t plan to increase the birth rate in your country, don’t forget to take your contraceptive method with you on the trip since, according to several publications, March is the month in which the most pregnancy tests are bought!!

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