Tulum, Mexico

It's been a few years since I've been to Tulum, but I am happy to report that its a destination that lives up to the hype. About an hour and a half drive from the Cancun airport, Tulum feels like a world away from many other Mexican vacation towns I've visited. The relaxed yet chic vibe made for a perfect combination of low key beach days and delicious meals. 

Sleep... We rented a hour on the beach (heaven), but if I went back I think I'd stay at the dreamy Be HotelLocated at the far end of the beach, you'll have to walk a bit to get up to other restaurants, but the beachy decor and relaxed vibes make up for it.

Pack... Lots of bathing suits, coverups, a big hat and bug spray. 

{ do }

Relax on the beach

Yoga - Known as a mecca for yoga and wellness retreats, there is no shortage of great yoga classes to be found in Tulum. I enjoyed class at Sanara - their studio is located right on the beach with amazing views of the ocean. 

Explore the ruins - head 20 minutes north of town to explore the Mayan ruins at Tulum National Park. Go early in the morning before the crowds (and the heat) arrive.  

Swim in a cenote - There are lots of cenotes (swimming holes) nearby. Pick one and take the afternoon to explore.

{ eat } 

Hartwood - You'll need patience if you want to eat at Hartwood. Seating is first come, first serve 

Posada Margherita - This idyllic spot was my favorite meal of the trip, and is so well decorated I wanted to move right in. Yummy pasta and seafood eaten right on the beach, with a really charming ambiance. Be sure not to miss their breakfast, also amazing (adorable menu pictured above).

 

 

 

 

{ december 2015 }