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Guide to Tulum

June 17, 2016

Last month, D and I packed our bags and headed to paradise aka Tulum, Mexico. If you’re in serious need of a vacay, like we were, I highly recommend Tulum. With it’s clear, warm waters, amazing food, and convenience of only being a country away, you just can’t beat it!

If you plan on going to Tulum, here’s a guide for everything/where you’ll want to eat, see, stay, and shop.

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Guide to Tulum: Posada Margherita{For Love and Lemons Crop & Skirt // See by Chloe Bag // See by Chloe Espadrilles}

TO STAY:
Splurge:
Coqui Coqui – This hotel is probably one of the most perfect places I’ve ever been. While most of the boutique hotels in Tulum are small, Coqui Coqui only has 8 rooms so you have to plan pretty far in advance to get a room (or just get lucky). But even if you are unable to stay there, it’s definitely worth stopping by to eat, go to their spa, or just take in the stunning scenery.
Save:
Coco Tulum – We stayed at Coco for 3 nights and it was absolutely perfect. We had our own private cabana literal steps away from the ocean and our room was only $117/night (cheaper than shitty hotels in LA). The whole aesthetic is very simple, all white, but that’s all you need with the ocean as your backdrop!
Airbnb – Our first two nights, we stayed at the most amazing Airbnb in the town of Tulum. It was decorated to perfection, from the pink walls & pool to the swing set on the roof top. We loved getting to stay in the town as well as the beach because we got to see where the locals lived & ate & danced as well as the tourists.

TO EAT:
Beach:
Posada Margherita – It may seem strange to eat Italian food in Mexico but trust me, you do not want to miss this spot. The waiters are all Italian, as I would assume the chefs are as well, and the pasta is all handmade at the restaurant. The setting is gorgeous, we walked barefoot from Coco and ate authentic, handmade pasta with our toes in the sand.
Coco Tulum – The bar at Coco is the perfect place to get drinks & pizza and soak up the view. The bar has swings in the place of seats and it’s absolutely perfect.
Coqui Coqui – If you can’t stay at Coqui Coqui you should at least stop by for the scenery and the ceviche & margs, they’re both to die for.
Jungle:
Hartwood – Anything that you read about Tulum will tell you to go to Hartwood and they’re all 100% right. If you don’t go anywhere else, go here, it’s absolutely amazing. They are known for the pork and octopus dishes but the margaritas & empanadas are definitely note worthy as well. You can only make reservations the day of at the restaurant starting at 3 pm but I would suggest getting there around 2 because there will be a line – but it’s worth it, I promise.
Casa Jaguar – Perfect for drinks & tamales. But make sure to bring bug repellent because there’s mosquitos for days.
Town:
La Chiapaneca – Filled with locals, this little spot is known for their al pastor tacos! You can get like 10 tacos for the equivalent of $3 USD.
Flor De Michoacan – Paletas, need I say more?

TO DO:
Tulum Ruins – If you go to Tulum, you can’t not visit the ruins. See more on the ruins in a previous post, here!
Cenotes – The cenotes are basically water holes/caves in the middle of the jungle and they are absolutely amazing. We went to Grand Cenote but I heard that Dos Ojos was amazing as well!
Casa Magna – We actually didn’t get the chance to visit Casa Magna, but if I go again I would definitely make a stop. It was built to be Pablo Escobar’s house, but you can now visit it and it’s supposed to be amazing!

Do you have any suggestions for Tulum? I may already be planning my next trip!

xo, Linnea


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5 Comments

  • Reply Paige November 10, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Love your photos! What airport did you fly into and how did you get to the hotel? You’ve inspired me to take a trip!

    • Reply linneakatharine@gmail.com November 11, 2016 at 12:58 am

      Aw, thanks girl! We flew into the Cancun airport and ended up taking SuperShuttle to Tulum! However, we arranged to have them take us back to the airport at the end of our trip, and they came 2 hours early so we ended up having to take a cab! I would suggest renting a car to get the best out of your stay, that way you can drive into town/to the cenotes/and make stops in Playa Del Carmen along the way.

      xo,
      Linnea

  • Reply Lacey March 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Can you post the link to the Airbnb you stayed at?!

  • Reply jasmine August 1, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Yes, would love to book the airbnb you stayed at! The link is just going to a general page. Do you have a direct link? 🙂

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