13 Jan Discover : Tulum, Mexico
I don’t think you could package paradise much better. There isn’t much the sleepy beachside town of Tulum doesn’t offer. There is a pleasant city center filled with culture and trendy hangouts. The beaches are magnificent with pristine waters and white, powdery sand. The food scene is world famous, have you heard of Hartwood?
The people are friendly and the streets are lined with charming boutiques and picture worthy scenery. Ancient Mayan Ruins peek out from behind the palm trees and overlook boulder lined beaches. Most importantly, Tulum isn’t like the rest. Unlike its cookie-cutter neighbors, Tulum has beauty and charm. Get here quick before the spill over from Cancun devours it.
Tulum is dripping with posh boutiques and trendy shops. The quaint shopping district has done an impeccable job of blending in to the surrounding flora. Natural woods, soft colors, and airy entrances make these shops worth visiting, if only for photo-ops. Buyer beware, you’re not in Mexico anymore. While much of Mexico is inexpensive, this upscale town may leave some with sticker shock.
+ Street Tacos
If you are willing to leave the beach for a delicious adventure — make your way to the city center. Beachside Tulum closes up early, but downtown still has a lot to offer. A scattering of unassuming hangouts, inexpensive eateries, and hands down the best street tacos we’ve ever had the pleasure of devouring can be found here. Skip the restaurants and opt for the street carts. There’s nothing quite like street meat.
Once you’ve spent a small fortune on a handmade leather bag and have recovered from last night’s margaritas and street tacos, try out the delightful restaurants along the beach. Whether you’re looking for a frozen cocktail, a healthy shake, fresh seafood, or a hearty meal, there is a perfectly positioned eatery serving small town charm and delectable views with each purchase.
Learn how to get travel to Tulum and more with our Tulum Field Guide