Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!
I am so happy to write this post because this Tulum trip was everything I needed and more. I have never experienced a trip more cathartic. Tulum had been on my bucket list for quite some time so this was a no-brainer .and I decided to treat my whole team to a week in Tulum. Truly, It is one of the most beautiful places on planet earth. Here are the highlights of our trip! Hope this helps you plan your Tulum experience.
TOURISM: We Visited the Cenotes about 20 minutes from our hotel. The Mayans actually believed the Cenotes were portals to the underworld. The Cenotes were where they make sacrifices to the gods. This was the most serene, peaceful, spiritual almost eerie feeling at the Cenotes. This place is one of those places you have to visit to believe. Perhaps, one of the clearest blue water I’ve ever seen. The water looks like something out of this world and with a beam of light that shoots through the darkness into the cave. Take goggles in with you if you have them, there are great formations under the water and you need to pay to rent goggles once you’re inside. I’ll have to say it’s the closest thing to heaven I have ever experienced. We rented bicycles and although I fell many times, I kept getting back up. We rode our bicycles everywhere.
Nothing is more tropical than an Acai bowl. We stopped by Mama Matcha Tulum and made some new friends. We also had street tacos about every other hour because where else would you get street tacos better than Mexico? I was a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain’s show “Parts Unknown”. One of my favorite thing he said was that when you travel, you should eat street food. “On the streets in Mexico, vendors roll a taco with their hands, and hand it to you with their hands… there is an intimate transfer going on; they are telling you that this recipe is a reflection of what my parents taught me, my grandparents, my region, my language, culture, and history. This is what I do, what I am good at; this is who I am and what I am and I would like to share it with you. Street food is simply the best and healthiest because it’s made out of love. You can pay in either Mexican pesos or U.S. dollars, but the exchange rate works in your favor if you pay in pesos.
On to the Hotel we stayed at for the first few nights we were in Tulum. We stayed at the fabulous Live Tulum hotel. It was very modern and minimalistic yet with traditional vibes. The best thing about this hotel is that it is right in the middle of Downtown Tulum. Our room was clean, tidy and looked fab. We could have gotten our whole Tulum content at our hotel. Right outside our rooms is a 40-foot long pool which means we don’t even have to leave our room to lay by the pool. A breakfast buffet is complimentary and served in an open-air dining room with a thatched roof. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and loaner bikes. We chose his hotel because we didn’t want to pay a high price to stay on the beach as we were planning on exploring most of the times
WEATHER: SUNSCREEN! SUNSCREEN! SUNSCREEN! I felt like showering every second of every minute. IT WAS HUMID! Tulum tends to have warm weather all year round, with highs staying well within the 70s and 80s. Even in October, the temperature didn’t fall below 80 degrees, so any time you travel there you will find tropical, sunny weather. Tulum’s rainiest months are June, September, and October. The three-month stretch from October to December is the best time to visit when the hurricane season is over and the weather is warm but not oppressively hot.
SAFETY: Of course, always practice safety. However, the town itself feels very hippie and there’s lots of backpackers, there’s also always police driving up and down the main street. I felt totally comfortable wandering around on my own early mornings when everyone else were still sleeping. I don’t think you have anything to worry about at all.
I hope you enjoy this post. I’ll see you on the next post from Tulum, Mexico! Adios mi amigos and stay fabulous.
Photography by @Visualsbychristina