Tulum is a part of the world that has remained well preserved. The charm and magic of the city are inherent characteristics of these efforts to conserve the land and culture. We felt like we had stepped back in time – not only within the ruins, but also the quaint bohemian vibe in the town. The city is mostly cash only – pesos or US dollars.
Mayan Ruins of Tulum – easy drive from Tulum centre.
Coba – worth the drive. An unforgettable experience includes the opportunity to climb the main pyramid, Nohoch Mul, which is the highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Chichen Itza – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
Kaan Luum Lagoon – an unrivalled destination for stand up paddle boarding, 10 minutes from town. We spent a morning uninterrupted by anyone else. Walk through the jungle to reach a wooden pier that welcomes you into the lustrous turquoise and emerald water.
Eat (all in Town)
Antojitos La Chiapaneca – 7 peso tacos, some of the best tacos you will ever eat.
Burrito Amor – Mr JT rates it as the best burrito he has ever had, and we frequented more than once.
Pollo Bronco – delicious protein fix to combat the carb overload.
Tacoqueto – unassuming, honest good food for lunch.
El Camello Jr – generous tasty ceviche. We needed a nap after lunch.
Cetli – date night for real Mexican gourmet food. Reservation only.
Los Aguachiles – service is excellent, and the food is fresh.
Batey – sugar cane is pressed fresh outside in an old VW.
Los Amigos – environmentally friendly accommodation with the largest solar power system in Tulum.