15 Most Romantic Places For Cougar Dating
So when the time if right with your cougar or toyboy and you want to surprise them with an amazing, romantic trip that they’ll remember for years to come, sure, Paris and Venice are great, but they’re a little bit cliché – you want something original, something thoughtful, something… magical.
Well, I’ve made it my mission to arm you with the 15 most magical places in the world, places that’ll blow the socks of your amour. Obviously, romance is subjective, so everyone’s idea of romance is different, and I appreciate that these places are awesome if money were no object, so you might want to get saving, but trust me, you’ll get serious Brownie points for taking your significant other to these places…
So without further ado, I bring you the 15 most romantic places for cougar dating in the world:
1. Tunnel of Love, Kleven, Ukraine
This place is basically a railway tunnel lined with trees. What the hell is so special about a railway tunnel? I hear you ask. Well, this place truly has to be seen to be believed. The tunnel itself is a three kilometre section of private railway that serves a fibreboard factory near the town of Klevan,Eastern Ukraine, and a train runs three times a day to and from the factory delivering wood.
However, in the spring, the trees lining the railway form a beautiful, ethereal archway over the tunnel, transforming the track into a favoured spot for young romantics to stroll with that special someone.
Plus, legend has it that couples visit the Tunnel of Love to make a wish, and that if they are sincere in their love, then the wish will come true.
2. Colmar, France
Now, this town in the North East of France legitimately looks like it could be taken straight out of Beauty and The Beast – all charming little houses and flower-lined canals, this place is truly amazing. There’s even a miniature train that chugs around town and a nightly light show every single day of the year!
Colmar is found along the Alsatian wine route in France and considers itself to be the “capital of Alsatian wine”, so what more could you ask for than your beau, wine, nightly light shows and a miniature train?!
3. Burano, Italy
This quirky little town located on the same lagoon as Venice is perfect for anyone who likes life bright and bold! Burano is a rainbow, and buildings are like a kaleidoscope of colour. Rumour has it that fishermen decided to paint their houses bright colours so that they were easier to spot in the fog. The whole town followed suit, and the rest is history! If residents want to paint their houses, they need to send a letter to the Government, who will reply with a list of available, approved colours.
Burano is also home to expert lacemakers, making it perfect to snap up something sexy to surprise your loved one with! Burano will definitely put an extra spark in your relationship.
4. Yvoire, France
If Paris isn’t your bag, but you adore the je nais se quois that France has to offer, you should hit up Yvoire – located in south-eastern France, this medieval gem is often described as one of France’s most beautiful cities.
The streets are lined with gorgeous flowers, making a walk down the narrow streets even more romantic and whimsical. Yvoire is also home to the Garden of Five Senses, a labyrinth of fragrant fruits, flowers and other plants, which is guaranteed to get you in the mood for some loving…
5. Giethoorn, Netherlands
Many people nowadays feel like Venice has become a little too ‘mainstream’, and so overrun with tourists that it has lost its magic. Many others disagree. But if you want somewhere that offers the magic of Venice, but is less touristy, you may want to try Giethoorn, “the Venice of the North”.
Giethoorn has canals instead of roads, making the land surrounding the buildings seem like little islands. It’s so peaceful and idyllic, it’s sure to melt away all the stresses of modern life and leave you both relaxed and happy.
Now this is a personal favourite of mine – I’m obsessed with Scotland. I think there’s something so mystical and magical about it, and to me, there’s nowhere more romantic. Plus, I’m a sucker for a Scottish accent.
Edinburgh is so olde worlde and has loads of history and culture – there’s so much to see and do, meaning you and your loved one should never run out of ways to pass the time. Plus, you could even go on a ghost walk in Edinburgh Castle, the perfect excuse to snuggle up close!
7. Santorini, Greece
Santorini legit looks like somewhere of a Muller Greek yoghurt advert – you know the ones I mean. Some gorgeous woman surrounded by beautiful bright blue skies and beautiful bright white Greek architecture, proclaiming how she simply cannot believe that she’s found a Greek yoghurt that is only 90 calories! Well Santorini looks like it could be a backdrop for a yoghurt advert, but that’s not a bad thing.
It’s stunning. It’s hot. It’s rich with culture. You can rent a donkey or a scooter to get around. There are absolutely breathtaking views of the vineyards. This place looks like it could be your own Greek playground. It’s perfect for a romantic break away with the other half.
8. The Swing At The ‘End Of The World’, Baños, Ecuador
Right, so practically, this place is pretty inaccessible, but it’s so worth it. It’s also not for the faint hearted…
Tucked away next to Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano is a swing 2,600 miles above sea level, offering a view that’s both beautiful and terrifying in equal measures. Obviously it’s not a swing at the end of the world per se, but I imagine that’s what it would feel like – it’s basically a more adult version of a playground swing.
Now, if you’re scared of heights, then this maybe isn’t the best place for you. But imagine the adrenaline rush that you and your other half would experience knowing that you’ve both literally been taken to heights that you’ve never before reached, and knowing that you’ve shared that experience with someone you love? And what’s more romantic than that?
9. Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan
Similar to Ukraine’s Tunnel of Love in that it’s basically a nature-made tunnel, these tunnels in Ashikaga Flower Park and Kawachi Fuji Gardens are lined with Wisteria plants. Now, if you’re a hay fever sufferer, this probably isn’t the best place for you. But the views are simply gorgeous – shades of mauve, pink, and purple surround you as you take a leisurely stroll through the tunnel. Think of how romantic this would be.
Wisteria only blooms once a year from roughly April to May, so you’d need to book your trip to Japan around this if you wanted to visit the Wisteria tunnels, but you will not be disappointed. Plus, who needs to buy flowers for your other half if you take them here??
10. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is a popular tourist destination. According to Irish folklore, the columns are the remains of a causeway that was built by a giant, hence the name, although realists state that it is the result of a volcanic eruption.
The place looks unreal – hexagonal columns line the northeast coast of Northern Ireland and they look almost perfect, almost like puzzle pieces in their formation. Northern Ireland is a pretty magical place anyway, but the Giant’s Causeway is something else.
It’s such a romantic place – picture it now; waves crashing, your beau by your side, taking in the breathtaking views of the County Antrim coast… Gorgeous.
11. Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
Lauterbrunnen Valley is a picturesque little village nestled in Switzerland. It looks like something out of a storybook and this place is guaranteed to make you feel relaxed and at peace with the world. Lauterbrunnen Valley is all lush greenery, and snow capped mountains, and boasts over 70 waterfalls that cascade high from the rock face that surrounds the valley.
One visit to this place and you’ll both feel like you’ve stepped out into a fairytale, with your real life Prince Charming/ Princess.
12. Tulip Fields, Netherlands
The Dutch first discovered the tulip in 1593 and they’ve had a love affair with it ever since. These tulip fields are found in the fields of historic Holland and seemingly never end – just rows upon rows of bright, vivid colour.
There are several routes and tours for both cycling and walking so that you can take in the scenery at your own pace, and the routes wind through thousands of tulips and daffodils, Dutch windmills and quaint little villages that’ll both delight and enchant you. These fields are definitely worth a visit.
13. Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives
There’s a beach in the Maldives that has glowing, bright blue waves, and it makes the sea look like a mirror, featuring the reflection of thousands of glittery stars. Now, this phenomenon is the result of a natural chemical reaction known as bioluminescence, which occurs when a microorganism in the water is disturbed by oxygen.
All very scientific, but the end result is absolutely astounding – it looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before and is absolutely perfect to share with the one you love. But Vaadhoo Island isn’t the only place that you can witness this spectacle – you can also visit the islands of Mudhdhoo and Rangali in the Maldives for this as well.
14. Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand
The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand, and deep within a cave in Waitomo, these little critters radiate bright, luminescent light, offering a magical insight into deepest, darkest New Zealand.
The glow worm caves are hugely popular and the cave offers boat rides through this glow worm grotto along the Waitomo River, giving you the chance to witness this amazing scene up close. Thousands of glittering glow worms will sparkle in the darkness, and it’s sure to leave you and your loved one, ahem, glowing.
15. Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
Now, it’s no secret that Mexico has some absolutely gorgeous beaches, but the Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula is where it really gets serious – here is where you can escape to a turquoise underworld where Mayans apparently communicated with the gods.
Cenotes of Yucatán Peninsula features magical caves and swimming holes with water so clear, you can see the fish frolicking in the plants below the water. Surrounded by tropical trees and vines, you will really feel like you are in your own secret jungle. Plus, the water is so fresh and contains vitamin and mineral enriched algae that will both nourish and protect your skin. This place is truly one of a kind and you’ll feel like a rock star with your own private island.