Tulum Travel Guide

A travel guide on Tulum – places to stay, best restaurants, things to do, and everything else you need to know.

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As most of my close friends know, I love Mexico and will take about any chance to go back there. This was actually my second trip to Tulum and it was even more magical this time around. I mean what’s not to love about a fish taco diet, endless margaritas and beautiful beaches and parties in the middle of the jungle? There is something in the air of Tulum that makes it so romantic, exciting and relaxing all at the same time.


What I Wore:





*Not pictured, heavy tropical rains where I wish I brought my jacket for. 




Favorite Hotels

Nomade Hotel

This is a hotel where the chic hipsters of New York mixed with rich burners like to hang. It can be a little pretentious, but the beauty makes up for everything. The aesthetic of this hotel is unbeatable and the food is organic heaven, especially the breakfast buffet. Highly recommend this spot.


Casa Malca

Once the mansion of the drug Lord Pablo Escobar, this now hotel comes with bullet proof walls , escape tunnels, and just anything else luxe you can think of.


Casa Piedra

Small boutique hotel right on the beach with hut rooms and gorgeous beach views.


Ahau Tulum

So I’ve actually never stayed here, but I did New Years Eve here the first time I was in Tulum and loved the hotel. It had yummy food, beach front views, and cute tiki style decor.


Places to Eat: 


  1. Gitano – Great night life and great organic food
  2. Hartwood Restaurant – This restaurant books out months in advance so if you’re planning a trip to Tulum book this right away.
  3. Arca- Open fire cooking makes all their fish dishes incredible.
  4. Posada Margherita- Best Italian in Mexico, their home made pasta is too die for.
  5. Restaurant in the Hotel Casa De Piedra – Cute little shack right on the ocean with amazing Mediterranean Mexican fusion food.
  6. Kasa Hotel – Great lunch spot for Tacos
  7. Raw- Delicious smoothie bar
  8. Casa Banana- Best salads I had on the trip and an amazing Branzino fish.
  9. Mur Mur – Best octopus spot, its pureed with spicy beans.
  10. Taqueria- Another great taco spot right on the beach. You can never have enough tacos.


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Cenote Dos Ojos

Gorgeous cave to go snorkeling and diving.


Mayan Clay Spa 

Relax in the bathhouse or mud clay spa.


Yoga Shala Tulum

A comfortable place to stay and practice yoga

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Absolute must see In Mexico: Holbox Island



Holbox (Prounounced Hall-bashh) is the undiscovered island of Mexico and what Tulum used to be 10 years ago. What I mean by this is Holbox is a beautiful hidden gem in Mexico with gorgeous beaches, great food, golf car taxis and cute boutique hotels. Except it’s still cheap and not crowded. I definitely recommend going here before its no longer a secret.

What not to waste your time on: Playa Del Carmen

Although Playa Del Carmen is beautiful, it doesn’t compare to Tulum or Holbox. The town is overcrowded, filled with college partiers, and has tons of American chain companies such as IHOP or Sephora, which take away from the charm of authentic Mexico.

For any additional questions or comments about my Mexico travel adventures, feel free to leave me a message! Hasta La Viesta. 

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