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?