Barefoot Luxury in Tulum, Mexico
The shabby beachtown of Tulum has become a premier destination in the past years offering picture-perfect beaches, top tier cuisine, unique natural wonders like cenotes and friendly local spots. The main beach strip, the “hotel zone,” reminds one of the beaches in Ibiza, with other options to withdraw from it on adventurous excursions into the sea and the jungle. With a trip for every budget, it is no wonder that travelers are swarming to this idyllic Mexican village on the Yucatan Peninsula.
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Where to stay in Tulum, Mexico
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Things to do in Tulum, Mexico
When you’re visiting one of the world’s best beaches, you truly want to soak it up for a day or five. Fortunately Tulum has all the amenities for you to almost never have to leave the beach. The entire town is split into two beach areas – the hotel zone which features close to five miles of consecutive beach and the public zone near the Mayan Ruins with a bit less beach (yet even more turquoise waters). You’re also invited to work out at Tulum Jungle Gym directly on the beach.
Have breakfast and lunch at the beachfront and maybe indulge in a beach club day with some spirited drinks and loud music at Vagalume or MIA. You’re on vacation, afterall.
The Yucatan Peninsula is home to of the world’s most incredible natural wonders called cenotes, or Mayan caverns that are connected by an underground river system. There are thousands of cenotes across the region but they are essentially one giant crack created as a result of the porous rock bed in the region. Their transparent, mineral-filled fresh waters are a true source of infinite youth!
One can’t deny that Tulum is very picture-friendly, with installations and beautiful restaurants at every corner. Take yourself out on an artist date to SFER IK galleries at AZULIK in Tulum and/or Uh May. Stop by at the “Come Into the Light'' sculpture at Ahau. The competition for the best Insta shot is on!
Places to eat & drink in Tulum, Mexico
BAK’: This dinner experience is accompanied by a live violinist, flame throwers, tribal dancers and lovely staff. The destination specializes in steaks and red meat.
Raw Love Cafe: The best smoothies and smoothie bowls in Tulum can be found here (on the beach or in town) featuring worthy views and a recharge of vitamins.
Saikuk: Craving Moroccan cuisine and late nights? This one-stop-shop has the best food, ambiance and decor as well as reels in some incredible DJ’s on the weekends.
Mi Amor: Beautiful by day and night, this romantic restaurant serves amazing international cuisine with a view.
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