Tulum is my ideal little beach town. It's far from Cancun's craziness, and it has an endless white-sand beach and a very chill atmosphere. Book a room at a small, beachfront hotel, eat fresh seafood along the beach road, walk along the beach, and fall asleep in a hammock. Don't forget...more
Possibly the most gorgeous ruins in the world. Learn about Mayan history while gazing at the bright turquoise Caribbean water. When you finish exploring the grounds--or get too hot--follow the steps down to the white-sand beach and go for a swim.
A candlelit restaurant, the sound of waves, and homemade pasta . . . need I say more? Dinner at Posada Margherita begins with an antipasto platter of fresh focaccia, cauliflower, cheese, and nuts, plus an Italian bottle of wine. Then pick your pasta: a simple fettuccine with olive oil and tomatoes or...more
Most of the restaurants along Tulum's beach road are pretty casual. If you're looking for a more upscale, gourmet experience, Hechizo is the place to go. It has a secluded, quiet, and romantic location just before the biosphere reserve. Chef Stephan will personally walk you through the...more
Organic food in a romantic garden setting. Already sounds amazing, and then you add delicious cocktails--with names like Ella Fitzgerald and Rita Hayworth--an accommodating staff, and better prices than its buzzy neighbors. It's quiet now, but this Tulum newcomer is bound to gain...more
When you need to escape from Tulum's hot sun, have lunch at Villa Las Estrellas' restaurant. The whitewashed dining room overlooks the beach. Expect fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and friendly service.
Villa Las Estrellas is a little beachfront hotel on Tulum's gorgeous beach. The six rooms and three freestanding suites all have ocean views. Rooms have thatched roofs, daybeds, hammocks, and white curtains blowing in the breeze. Tequila, the owner's dog, keeps an eye on the guests....more
I started going to Dreams Tulum when it was still Dreams Sunscape, and in eight years, I have been three times--once to get married. Dreams is an all-inclusive resort about an hour from the Cancun airport, far away from the built up areas of Cancun and Puerto Aventuras on the Riviera Maya. When you...more