Tulum, Mexico

{ view at the tulum ruins }

{ view at the tulum ruins }

Tulum

In the beginning of July, I headed down to Tulum, Mexico for a week vacation.  Summer is generally my busy season and it is hard to take off a lot of time.  Last year I managed to swing a three week trip at the end of the summer, but this year I was I was too eager to get away.  An earlier trip meant shorter time which made us want to go somewhere and just relax.  I’m usually one to pack in as much as I can while visiting a number of spots.  After Tulum, I will definitely be doing more of the relax and stay put kind of vacation.

{ this . view . outside our room at my way boutique hotel }

{ this . view . outside our room at my way boutique hotel }

Tulum is such a picturesque place.  I have been to a number of gorgeous beaches on my travels, but this is definitely one of the most beautiful.  The water is so clear and so warm.  Even though the weather called for storms everyday, we got lucky with blue skies and hot sun each day.

Tulum

I absolutely fell in love with the vibe and the color of Tulum.  I must have told Robbie “these colors!!!!” about 50 times a day.  All shades of blue in the water.  White sand beaches.  Tropical green and sage colored plants.  Pops of color everywhere; the restaurants, hotels, shops.  I was IN. LOVE.

{ the colors }

{ the colors }

We were pleasantly surprised with how quaint Tulum felt.  Small, boutique hotels, no all inclusive massive resorts.  Beautiful restaurants which mostly serve fresh, local foods.  Each hotel seemed to have cozy loungers, many with palapas or something of the sort to give shade.

Here’s a breakdown of places to eat, where we stayed, and what to do:

Stay :

My Way Boutique Hotel  – This place is wonderful.  Only 7 rooms and on the beach.  They have cozy loungers, towels, beach bag, and breakfast included.  It is somewhat unassuming from the beach which is nice because it keeps it quiet.  They have a bar and serve food for lunch with snacks.  It’s walking distance to lots of restaurants, bars, and shops.

{ top deck at  my way tulum }

{ top deck at my way tulum }

{ morning coffee on our patio }

{ morning coffee on our patio }

{ Cilantro's for lunch }

{ Cilantro’s for lunch }

{ private jacuzzi on our deck at my way hotel }

{ private jacuzzi on our deck at my way hotel }

Also, we stayed in the Horizen suite which we thought was the best.  Other rooms might have been larger but this was the closest to the beach, felt very private, and had the most amazing top level with jacuzzi and unobstructed beach view.

Eat / Drink :

{ apps at posada margherita }

{ apps at posada margherita }

{ morning breakfast spread outside our room }

{ morning breakfast spread outside our room }

{ lobster ceviche at cilantro's }

{ lobster ceviche at cilantro’s }

Do :

  • Massage / Spa : we ordered massages through the hotel.  It was nice that they came to the room and we had them on the gorgeous deck, but it was far from my favorite massage.  Next time I will opt for more of a spa experience and do some research.  Tulum is full of amazing spas.
  • We did a fishing trip through Mexi Divers.  I would give it a better review but I got seasick.  Robbie on the other hand had a great time and caught 4 fish!
  • Take out some boards, a kayak, or a SUP.  The water is calm enough to really have fun
  • Relax, eat good food, have good drinks, and enjoy the gorgeousness that is TULUM
  • Take a day trip to the ruins and a cenote { fresh water swimmin hole with stalagmites }
{ beach side of the ruins }

{ beach side of the ruins }

{ ruins }

{ ruins }

{ cenote }

{ cenote }

 

I loved Tulum.  It was clean, beautiful, safe, has friendly people, amazing food, and I will definitely return.

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