The Cool Girl’s Guide To Tulum

From where to stay to what to shop

When picking places for a post-Coachella detox, nowhere sounds more enticing than Tulum, Mexico. Other than the thought of endless guac and tortilla chips, margaritas and, of course, lounging by the beach with a book, Tulum is also home to ancient ruins, cenotes, and world-renowned restaurants. 

Oh, and did we mention the beach?  

Below, the best things to see and eat while in Tulum.

Where to stay

There’s an abundance of beautiful places along the beach strip, but Dune Boutique Hotel, which is smaller and more intimate than a lot of the resorts, is situated an easy walk (or bike ride) from the best restaurants and shops along the beachfront and seems a lot more personal and authentic than its neighbouring hotels. The only issue is deciding which sun lounger to spend the day on. 

What to do

A visit to the cenotes, snorkelling with sea turtles, wandering through the ruins and checking out Pablo Escobar’s mansion are all must-dos while in Tulum. A word of warning: Getting the perfect Insta-shot isn’t easy when it’s 30+ degrees. 

Quintana Roo 109, 77796 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Pablo Escobar’s Mansion 
Casa Malca
Carretera Fed, Av. Boca Paila km 9.5, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

What to eat

Despite its small size, Tulum has an abundance of incredible eateries. It’s up to you to avoid filling up on cevice and guac by the ocean during the day so you can fit dinner in. Add Gitano, Hartwood and Ocumare to your must-visit list. 

Ocumare Tulum
Highway Tulum- Boca Paila Km. 10, Hotel Zone, 77780

Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila 7, 6Km, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

Gitano Tulum
Beach Road Km. 7, Boca Paila, Qro., Mexico

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