Let’s Go To Mexico

April 30

If you follow my Instagram,  you know that I recently went to the Riviera Maya and Tulum in Mexico. Tulum is by far one of my favorite places on earth to visit, and this trip was even better than my first time. It’s such a magical town and the entire city is full of life and beauty. I spent two days in Puerto Morelos for a wedding, then drove about an hour to the city of Tulum for another two days. Unfortunately there is an excessive amount of seaweed in the water right now, but it still was the perfect warm bath water temperature. We did as much as we possibly could within those 48 hours before we sadly had to say goodbye.

STAY :

Casa Violeta – One of the most amazing places ever. EVER. Stay in a beach front room (I’ve stayed in the Lily). Eat the ceviche + tacos. Drink the Iris smoothie. Talk to the owner + staff. Don’t forget to ask for their famous hot sauce.

Be Tulum – I haven’t stayed here but have eaten here. It’s a gorgeous hotel and fun. However, not family friendly as children are not allowed.

Jashita – The Jashita Hotel is located in Solimon Bay, about 15 minutes from Carretera Street, where the above hotels are located. We stayed at Jashita this time and I can’t wait until the day I get to stay there again. It was perfect in every way.

Coqui Coqui – such a cute hotel with a great perfumery in front.

EAT :

Tacolum – on Carretera Street. The perfect little outdoor taco place with fresh coconuts cut open to drink in front of you. The taco Al pastor was my favorite.

Hartwood – I have only heard amazing things about this restaurant. Pretty bummed that both times I’ve been to Tulum the restaurant was completely booked. Make your reservations in advance.

El Caballo – perfect for lunch.

Gitano – So fun for drinks at night, but also really good food.

FUN :

Cenotes are one of my favorite things to do there. The water is so pristine and magical and I swear it makes your hair silky + your skin soft.

Grand Cenote – By far my favorite one. I don’t know why, it just is.

Dos Ojos Cenote – This one is definitely the one you should visit if you want to scuba dive. But even if you don’t, there are two cenotes within the entrance to Dos Ojos that are worth visiting on their own, or in addition to the main scuba diving cenotes. Cenote Jaguar which you can zip line over, or Cenote Nicte-Ha, which is like your own personal lily pad pond because it is rarely crowded.

Xplor – definitely a very touristy thing to do, but really fun and worth it if you have some days to spare. The zip lining was awesome. It takes about an hour without any crowd to zip line throughout the towers over tons of jungle. Under a waterfall and into a cenote was a pretty amazing ending.

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Tori Praver blue bikini + bottoms, similar style
Star Mela beaded clutch
K. Jacques sandals
Kiini white bikini, another color here
Acacia leopard bikini bottoms

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