I just spent one week in Tulum and it was simply not long enough. Long roads encased with palm trees up and down truly gives you the feeling of being one with the jungle. Small yet charming hotels, boutiques and restaurants are abundant. Tulum is one of the most magical places I've ever encountered. What sets Tulum apart from other parts of Mexico? Their unwavering commitment to sustainability using natural resources such as solar power, cutting edge waste systems, gravity fed showers that are fed from rain water and an abundance of organically grown locally sourced food. Most hotels, stores and restaurants are all building their establishments around the jungle versus tearing down the trees. Yoga studios, Temazcal (Mayan sweat lodge), sound healing baths are endless here. The vibe was Boho-posh. This is a must to add to your bucket list.
Located on the beach of Tulum with the most organic architecture that blends nature with the hotel seamlessly. Completely self-sustaining using only natural resources makes you feel as if your camping in the mayan jungle in a 5 star teepee. The paths to enter the hotel are constructed of bamboo walkways with thick twine as your rails. Their restaurant Kin|Toh is a blend of haute Mayan-Mexican cuisine. One of the coolest restaurants I've ever seen with the ceiling make of hammocks, although I recommend for drinks only.
White pristine eco-friendly lodge set along the beach in the center of town.
This Polynesian style small boutique style hotel is quite a gem. With Raw Love a fully raw vegan restaurant on property, yoga studio upstairs, message rooms, and bicycles for rent you will be rejuvenated after your stay. The restaurant opens up the beach with dreamcatchers abound, and beautiful bed-style cabanas set up along the beach. The fresh ceviche, guacamole and fresh grilled seafood and meats served while you bask in the sun make you never want to leave this spot.
A short bike ride from this hotel will lead you the Tulum Ruins. With live music playing and the make your own margarita bar this young, fun hotel has a delicious restaurant on property which I highly recommend stopping here for lunch and spending the day enjoying their beaches.
This super hip and trendy hotel was amongst one of my favorites. Almost at the edge of town next to their sister hotel Nômade, this spot features dj's that play all day and night along the beach thought their property. Tree-lined paths take you to your rooms and to the beach. You are one with nature at all times here. Super chic with attention to many details, no matter what level of travel you are accustomed to, you will love it here. Great place for lunch with a view over looking the water.
This hotel was my favorite. A natural habitat with clay style huts nestled on the sand between palm trees. This is a chic worldly hotel that will stimulate your mind, body and soul. Directly set on the Caribbean sea they offer yoga, sacred sound healing, and wellness classes. Macondo uses local sustainably farmed ingredients meant to heal your heart and nourish your soul.
Edwardo has been in the restaurant business for over 20 years. This little food truck has amazing guacamole, pair it with a beer and it will set you back $8. You much try his mole sauce, with 25 unique spices.
Amazing pizza with delicious fresh pasta and salads.
Owner Gurda Aydinli and his wife along with his two sons come from Turkey bringing delicious homemade hummus, falafel, kabobs and an amazing greek salad. A homie feel with wifi and everything is served mayan style"with a smile"
Stop by, grab a margarita and head upstairs to the rooftop to check out the spectacular view of the sunset. This is a must do.
This restaurant had a wait of one hour every night. Well worth it. The fresh octopus and ceviche was some of the best I've ever had. Fresh grilled fish and the ribs seemed to be the popular dishes here. The empanadas and the jicama salad were my favorite.
Michelin star Mauricio Giovanini has designed a menu to allow you to experience different flavors to enjoy with friends and loved ones. Must try the thai and hindu chipa, grilled octopus, pork belly in a morrocan marinade and the wild alaskan salmon. This is five star dining in the jungle.
Try the fish tostada, the fresh ceviche, pez romero- which is an open butterfly fish cooked in a brick oven. The fresh roasted sweet potato and wood roasted cauliflower are must-haves. Skip the whole fish it was a super smelly grouper. End your meal with the homemade churros.
The gorditas and spicy melon salad flavors made this one of my favorite spots here. The grilled avocado and the fire roasted cauliflower soup one must try. Super chic and trendy with beautiful music and beautiful people makes this a hot spot in Tulum. Get here by 7 or be prepared to wait a while for a table.
This cash only hot spot had lines out the door every night. Try the fresh catch of the day in their wood fired oven. Bartenders make amazing drinks. Their are a variety of meats and seafood all prepared daily with a menu changing frequently.
Delicious fresh fruit sorbet and unusual pairing with their ice cream.
Las Bolas De Postre
This gem has superfood ice cream make from coconut. Mixing in cocao nibs, chia seeds and spirulina for a super charged healthy treat.
Jacopo Janniello Ravagnan from Italy brings beautiful locally made exotic pieces for men and women. I bought my first piece from him in Mykonos and was obsessed ever since.
Ximena Irish Stephenson designs her own clothes and features local Mayan artists.
Locally made jewelry, clothes and skin care.
De La Rosa
Features beautiful fine jewelry and clothes.
Beautiful designer clothes from local designers and from around the world.
Separate men and women stores. Super soft and beautiful quality.
Ho Ki Poki Kana
Beautiful delicate lingerie, swimwear and clothes.
Bathing suits from around the world.
Lolita Lolita Tulum
Homemade beauty products, candles and knick-knacks.
Woman clothes, bags and belts. I bought a stunning dress here.
Beautiful made to order shoes and bags.
Shoes, fedoras, necklaces, clothes and bathing suits.