Beautiful Tulum, Mexico

Hi friends! I don’t know about you, but I have a serious case of the Monday blues. Where does the weekend go? There never seems to be enough time for fun on Saturday and Sunday.  On days like today, I end up looking back at old vacation photos. Today, my focus was on Tulum, Mexico.

Now, half of you are thinking “Ah yes, Tulum!”, the other half are thinking “Say what now?”

My husband and I traveled to Tulum for our first anniversary.  Its a beautiful small beach town in Mexico, about an hour and a half south of Cancun. If you’re into all-inclusive resorts, this may not be the place for you. But if you are willing to “rough it”, Tulum is amazing.

So, without further ado, my to-do list for the beautiful Tulum!

STAY

  • We stayed at the beautiful Mezzanine Hotel.  We greeted with welcome margaritas (delish!) and let to our cute cabana like room.  The staff were so warm and friendly, we got to know them by name.  They provide guests with your choice of coffee or tea and healthy nut bar, all in basket outside your door in the morning and each night, tea, chocolates and nuts. Also, our hotel had one of the best beaches on that strip.
  • If you have a little more $$ to spend, then try the Mi Amor.  This place look gorgeous and is also right on the water.  It’s owned by the same people who run the Mezzanine.

VISIT

  • The Tulum Mayan Ruins.  We rented bikes from our hotel and just rode up there, took 10 minutes at the most!  Remember, wear lots of sun block and insect repellent and sneakers.  There’s a beach as well so wear a suit, but be warned, it can get crazy crowded.
  • For a beach day, visit Playa Paraiso.  The beach is stunning! If you’re a snorkeler, this is the place to do it.
  • The Grand Cenote. Full disclosure, we didn’t go because I was recovering from foot surgery and most importantly, didn’t want to swim in cold water. But, for the more adventurous, I wanted to mention it.

EAT

Our favorite meals:

  • Ceviche and fish tacos at Mateo’s Mexican Grill.  They claim to have the best fish tacos on earth and I believe them.
  • Deviled avocado, seared ahi tuna, octopus and the pot of salted caramel for dessert at Kitchen Table.  This place was amazing! Its completely open with views of the “jungle” and the kitchen itself is completely open, you can watch the chefs prepare your meals right after you order. We are foodies and we came here 2 nights in a row because it was so yummy.
  • Breakfast at Don Cafeto.  This place was the cutest, seemed to be hit with locals and tourists alike (big plus, it’s open on Sundays).

So, what are you daydreaming about this Monday?

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