Tulum, Mexico Guide

Tulum, Mexico Guide

Tulum will always be my favourite place to visit when I’m in Mexico, I have been to other places but my heart always belongs to Tulum. I love the vibe and the beach is so stunning. It makes you feel so relax and your mind at peace. Every time I visit I’m always excited to go back right away. We’re even considering moving here eventually and run a Hotel and Restaurant. Tulum has this Bali vibe and Philippines in one for me. I will always be a tropical girl finding her way home near the water. Tulum has a lot of stunning Hotels to stay at, the food scene is also amazing. If you’re vegan/vegetarian then you’re in for a treat. Tulum gives you the feeling of freedom, freedom to relax and be yourself and completely transform you away from all the stress you’d want to get rid off.

Because of my recent trip here, Expedia.ca has asked me to share some of my favourite Instagrammable places and things to do while you’re staying in Tulum.

HOW TO GET TO TULUM: Tulum can be reached via a flight to Cancun, it’s about 2 hours away from the Airport. You can either pre-arranged your pick up from the hotel you’re staying or you can rent a car from the airport to get you around. Make sure to rent from a well known international car service. I actually opt out for renting a car upon arriving in Playa del Carmen (my first Hotel was based there and I had a pre-arranged pick up from the airline), I also downloaded google map offline of Riviera Maya to help me get around. I recommend Doing research fest before coming so you’re fully prepared for your itinerary or you can just hang around the beach area at Tulum Bay.

WHERE TO STAY: I feel like every year there is something new to stay at Tulum, but my Favourite will always be AZULIK, COCO TULUM & NOMADE. Azulik has this living on the edge kind of vibe but also liberating to be hanging out at a hotel that’s out of this world mix with jungle kind of house. It’s also the most photographed hotel in Tulum next is Coco Tulum – right by Tulum Bay, all the beautiful white bungalow facing the beach, it’s such a dream to wake up here every morning walking out from Your room to watch the beautiful sunrise. They also have the most picturesque swing by their bar. The price of Coco Tulum is so much lower than Azulik. Nomade is probably the most beautiful glamping set up I’ve seen. I always wanted to try to stay here (I recently did one in the Philippines- I’ll tell you about this later on) the glamping set up is Instagram heaven wherever you look. I also fell in love with their hang out area and front beach nomad style kind of design! Kinda reminds me of Morocco. You can also always opt-out for all-inclusive deals that airline company has so you don’t have to worry about your expenses anymore, the only downside with this is you might don’t want to leave your hotel anymore – this is probably good if you’re traveling with family and can’t be bothered and just want to fully relax and not venture out. Check out Expedia.ca Tulum hotels for more inspiration and Instagram-worthy spots.

WHAT TO DO: I don’t even know where to begin on what to do in Tulum. The food scene is amazing, but why don’t we start by the beach? Hanging out at the beautiful white sand beach and one of the bluest water in the Caribbean. You can learn how to kitesurf too or go sailing, aside from sipping margaritas at pretty much every corner. If you want the jungle vibe you can rent a bike to explore around and feel the fresh warm air on your face and breathe in the distinctive smell that only Tulum owns. After that, you can do a tour or go on your own with your rented car to explore Tulum Ruins, Chichén Itzá and Cenote’s. Now that we tackled the activities to do, let’s discuss my favourite part of Tulum – which is food – I love going to Raw Love Tulum – having been traveling as a vegetarian, and if you’ve read on my last post about the cleanse I did, I love raw vegan stuff and they have one of the tastiest food ever. I also love getting a matcha latte or coconut ice cream at Matcha Mama and hang out at their swing and watch people pass by. Next one is Hartwood – “jungle road” in The restaurant is very off-grid — all cooking is done over the open flames of a hand-built oven and grill. The ingredients are local, the waste is composted, and the setting is just beyond gorgeous and unique.

Ruinas Mayas de Tulum – It’s always nice to come either a little early than they open at 10 am or later before they close at 7 pm so you could avoid the crowd and make the place feels extra special.

I love ordering passion fruit mojito at Coco Tulum

And this lovely swing in their beach bar

While I devour my guacamole and chips.

COCO TULUM – This is also a perfect spot to enjoy the beach, just look at that pure white sand.

Hanging out in Matcha Mama.

Azulik has the perfect restaurant that’s not for people who’s scared of heights like me, but it’s always good to challenge yourself. The food here is also amazing.

I hope you enjoyed this Mini Tulum Guide. I can’t wait to be back soon and perhaps stay for 2 weeks.

Where’s your next destination?

17 Comments

  1. February 2, 2018 / 7:50 am

    Oh my gosh! How gorgeous does the entire trip look? I love all the photos and you look like you’ve had the best time. SOOO LOVELY!

    Tatyana x

  2. February 2, 2018 / 9:41 am

    I really wanna visit Tulum! I’ve seen so many people traveling there recently and it makes me wanna visit! Thanks for sharing this guide! xx

  3. Sam
    February 3, 2018 / 12:08 am

    This is the type of trip I want to take! It looks so peaceful and fun! That guacamole has my mouth watering! Wow! Tatum is officially on my traveling list now!

  4. February 3, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing this travel guide to Tulum. I have been wanting to go there for a long time. I make sure when I come to follow your suggestions. All the shots are beautiful and dreamy!

    Happy weekend! xx. Gina

  5. February 3, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Oh gorgeous Tulum! Every time I see photos of Tulum on Instagram or someone’s blog I want to book a ticket asap. Thanks for sharing your trip and guide with us. I’ll be needing it for when I finally plan my trip! 🙂

    xo, Jo

  6. February 4, 2018 / 2:10 am

    Tulum looks like an amazing place through your photos! Thanks for all the recommendations on where to go and what to do. I definitely need to make a short vacation there someday!
    xo Samantha

  7. February 4, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    I’ve actually never been to Tulum before, but it’s defintely on my bucket list. I really appreciate this extensive guide you’ve shared and I love how Tulum caters to vegetarians as well with their food. It’s really nice to know when I go there, there are places I can eat and enjoy!

  8. February 4, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    So many years ago I went to Cancun , and loved so much the Mexican food, the people are always happy . How them dancing anywh ere.. Your pics remind me there 🙂
    Xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  9. February 5, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Hey Darling,
    How are you?
    Tulum is Amazing, what a Gorgeous Trip;)
    Can’t wait to Visit too:)
    Perfect Blogpost:)
    Wish you Happy Week
    Kisses Karina

  10. February 5, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    I just got back from Tulum next month and it was seriously a dream!!! one of my favorite spots I’ve been to, loved reading about your time there and what you did. beautiful photos!

    xo, Samira
    http://www.leathertolunch.com

  11. February 5, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    I would love to rent a bike and explore Tulum and see what new adventures I could go on. Then I would eat all the yummy food and sip margaritas while taking a nap by the white sandy beach. I’ve been to Cancun, but never to Tulum. I would love to visit one day!

  12. February 6, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    Wow, these photos turned out so well! I defiantly would love to travel here one day because it looks absolutely amazing.
    Thank you for sharing !

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  13. Sweet as Fiction
    February 9, 2018 / 11:05 am

    Loving this travel guide to Tulum. I’ve always wanted to visit and this has persuaded me to book a trip there soon. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. <3

    Sweet as Fiction xx
    sweetasfiction.com

  14. Valeria
    February 11, 2018 / 2:11 am

    I’ve never been to Mexico, but it’s in my travel bucket list! Thank you for your useful guide: it’s always safer getting advice from a trustworthy travel blogger like you. By the way, a friend of mine is flying to Mexico, I will make sure she reads this post! Love, Valeria

  15. February 12, 2018 / 7:25 am

    This is stunning!! Tulum is on the top of my places I want to visit! Gorgeous!!

  16. February 12, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Hey B, I love your Tulum guide. I have never been there but I know a lot about it, and I know each of these places you went to. You captured your memories and stay there so perfectly. I seriously need to be there in person one day soon. PS now I want some guac, lol
    Love you!
    Dom

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