01 Feb 2012
This Valentine’s Day, find your own private corner of the world to cosy up with that special someone.
A couple kiss near the Louvre in Paris, also affectionately known as the city of love. The beauty of the architecture in the French capital forms a seductive backdrop for those hoping to rekindle feelings of romance. (Photographed by Pete Saloutos/Getty Images)
The stretch of sand at Carnota in Galicia, Spain is over 8km long and unlike many of the region’s other beaches, directly faces the open sea. The sheer size of the beach makes it easy to find an isolated spot away from the crowd. (Photographed by Shaun Egan/Getty Images)
Members of the audience hold lighted candles at the beginning of the opera Madame Butterfly in the Arena Verona. The city of Verona in Italy is known for being the setting of Shakespeare’s famous play about the tragic lovers, Romeo and Juliet. (Photographed by EyesWideOpen/Getty Images)
A canoe on the backwaters of Kerala, India, where thousands of tourists visit every year. Most opt to stay in a houseboat which has all the trappings of a luxury hotel, from where one can take in the gorgeous sunsets. (Photographed by travelstock44/Getty Images)
Dining in a hilltop restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico offers a breathtaking view of the Bahia de Banderas, one of the largest bays in the world. (Photographed by Mark D Callanan/Getty Images)
A couple enjoys the wild setting of Gilar Farm in North Wales, UK. Set on 200ha of farmland, romancing couples can experience the workings of a traditional farm as well as explore ancient woodlands and fishing lakes in the area. (Photographed by John Warburton-Lee/Getty Images)