MAYAN CLAY TREATMENT ON THE BEACH
JUNGLE PATH AT AZULIK
PADDLE BOARDING AT CASA CENOTE
CLEAR CENOTE WATERS
MANGO PUREE + CINNAMON COCKTAIL
BEACH AT PAPAYA PLAYA
STREETS OF TULUM TOWN
SHOPPING IN TULUM
2013: FIRST TULUM TRIP
CABANA AT PAPAYA PLAYA
BIKING DOWN THE MAIN STRIP
PAPAYA PROJECT RESORT
YOGA AT AHAU
Brittany and I both went to Tulum for the first time in September 2013, since then, I've been been there twice. To say it is amazing is putting it lightly. The people, food, art and feel of the place is something that is so rare in our modern world. You won't find air conditioning, modern advances or the need to dry your hair (or even think about it). It’s one of those places where no labels exist, where you can avoid “boob jail” and go bra-less all week or let your kids play naked in the ocean. This is why Brittany and I adore Tulum.
We voyage there when we both knew a wave of change was coming. A few months later, I traveled there solo and broken (there, healing took place). My most recent trip, she went with my partner and it was perfection. Much personal growth has happened on Tulum's sandy shores. It is so sacred to who we are and where we were.
In my food blogging days, I wrote about my eats here:Vacation Eats: Tulum, Mexico. The food here is incredible, fresh and simple. Tulum offers all types of yoga practices and healing rituals led by Shamans. Rent a bike and ride to the Mayan Ruins, grab fresh fruit at the markets in downtown Tulum or book a paddle boarding trip to see majestic cenotes.
Things to do:
PADDLEBOARDING WITH MAURICIO - Mauricio is feels like a long lost friend and will put you at ease no matter what experience you'd like to have. From paddling along a crystal clear cenote, finding crocodiles in or kitesurfing, he's sure to give you the best and authentic experience.
MAYAN CLAY MASSAGE - The benefits of Mayan Clay are infinite so allowing someone to slather you in it, let you bake and wash off in the ocean is a MUST. You can also bring a jar of it home with you to recreate the experience.
PERFUMERIA at COQUI COQUI - This aphrodisiac-drenched space is home to body oils, perfumes & candles made with the finest oils and also boasts a fabulous spa. Get your smell on and grab yourself a cocktail for some beautiful people watching (that means you too!).
HARTWOOD - We still have yet to make it to this highly awarded restaurant but the wrap around line 1 1/2 hours before opening should tell you there's something to it.
RAW LOVE CAFE - Niki & Adan are the owners of this tucked away hut that serves amazing raw vegan food. From chia bowls and smoothies to pizza, their growing menu is sure to please.
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