Stuck like quick sand
One of the most common things to happen to any backpacker who visits Tulum on the east coast of Mexico’s peninsula, is that leaving can prove to be a battle of will. So captivating is this Caribbean town, that once you find yourself settled with a hotel and a meal inside you, the charm of Tulum works rapidly to make you question whether you really want to go anywhere else. It really is this good!
Best Beach ever
The white hot sands of Tulum stretches for miles and after a few confusing routes through bars and restaurants, you will soon be confronted by pale blue waters and fine grained sand. (Just don’t fall for the trick of having to pay to get there from the restaurant’s management ).
The sea is actually warm like a bath and the waves are consistent calm and easy and offers countless bars and restaurants, yoga retreats and quiet spaces. It’s paradise.
Despite monsoon seasons, the weather is consistently hot since it shares climate with Cuba. If basking in sun and taking siestas is your thing, the climate of Tulum is a reliable asset for a holiday or travel destination.
Imagine a holiday where you can actually plan your daily activities without fear of weather interruption.
Tale of 2 towns
Separated by 2 distinct locales, Tulum has the beach resort district and the old town. Both separated by tropical woodland you can bridge the gap by scooter rentals or taxi. The charm of this is that you get a sense of authentic Mexico rather than the simple bubble of a beach resort.
The old town features some rough and ready buildings as well as private ranches and an off beaten track style streets whilst having the connivance of street markets, shops and transport links.
The main beach draw of the resort district has miles of clear and quiet road to explore coast lines and seafood restaurants.
Seafood and Fish dishes
Since Tulum is a coastal town, the seafood is caught and served within hours. This makes for unbelievable ceviche that is affordable and perhaps tastes better in the sea salt of the air.
Variety of price options
Whether you are on a shoe string budget or looking to push the boat out, Tulum offers a range of holiday options to suit most budgets. Plush penthouse suites overlooking the sea are predictably high priced but worth the sheer luxury. Downtown hostels are incredibly cheap but offer private rooms and exceptionally well presented for their budget. Tulum offers this range, but the sun is free!
Cenotes and other diving
Whether you are an absolute beginner or seasoned dive master, it would be remiss to miss out the opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive the cenotes of Tulum. These limestone cavernous faults give way to rich deep blue sea water filtered through the rocks and the spectacle of sea life that found its way to the peaceful tranquillity of these chasms of wonder.
Professional Dive Master and friend, Rose Burillo, offers guided tours of these
long winding underwater caves, providing exceptional marine and aquatic knowledge that makes for possibly the first underwater safari ever.
Tulum offers so much for a holiday; you will perhaps consider it your only holiday destination.