Let’s go to Tulum
Hola! Como estas?
I would say it’s been a minute, but you guys are probably tired of hearing that cause I know I’m tired of saying it.
Anyways, your girl just got back from Mexico! My first vacation in yearssssss! It felt good to just get away and breathe different air. Y’know?
I got so much love during the trip from you guys and also lots of questions on what to do and where to go. Hence, this blogpost.
I visited Tulum and Playa Del Carmen, but this blogpost will be focused on Tulum. So, let’s get right into it.
We arrived at around 6pm to our beautiful private villa that we booked through Airbnb. I was so impressed because it looked just like it did in pictures, but even better tbh.
We spent the day unpacking and relaxing after such a hectic day of flying and facing a few complications at the airport.
Later on at night, we decided to just order in using this app, very similar to Uber Eats, called Tomato MX. I would highly recommend downloading this app if you’re going to Tulum because it’s super convenient.
We woke up bright and early the next day to get a head start on our day. We decided to go out for brunch at this restaurant called COCO. There was one close to our villa, but we ended up going to the one on the beach because vibes.
Their menu is just like any other Mexican menu: tacos, chips & guac, quesadillas, and a few other options here and there. Their drink menu on the other hand had a lot of variety, too many good options to choose from.
I ended up getting one of their signature cocktails, shrimp tacos and chips & guac to share with the rest of the group. The meal cost around 500 pesos which is about $35 CAD, so you can say it’s reasonably priced.
After brunch, we ended up exploring the beach strip for a little while, before heading back home. Once we got home, the girls and I decided to chill by the pool and bask in the sun.
After getting kissed by the sun, we decided to explore around our villa, and hit up a spot our Airbnb host had recommended to us to buy drinks at a reasonable price.
On our way back from getting drinks, we saw a taco truck and decided to get some (yes, more tacos). It was about 12 pesos for one taco, which was a steal and they were so good!
While we waited for the rest of our group to show up, we played some games, drank some wine and ate our tacos.
Another early day! We all met on the rooftop to plan the rest of the time we had left in Tulum, before heading down to the second floor to have breakfast as a unit.
After breakfast, we went to get ready so we could head out and start our day. Our first stop was Howlita, which is a super cute hotel in Tulum, where we met up with the nicest lady that helped us plan some activities for our last day in Tulum (I will talk more about it in Day 4).
From Howlita, we headed to Casa Malca aka Pablo Escobar’s Mansion: A must visit tourist spot. It is very beautiful and I would recommend you check it out. There’s no fee to enter, you only pay for food & drinks if you want to stay on the beach.
We explored all corners of Casa Malca and decided to head somewhere else for lunch because their menu was overpriced.
Our next stop: Piedra Escondida, a beautiful Italian & Mexican restaurant, with breathtaking views of the beach. Table for six please!
We ordered a few starters, our main dishes and cocktails. I went with the seafood pasta, which was absolutely divine. We each ended up paying around 700 pesos which is about $49 CAD.
After a late and very yummy lunch, we stayed back to watch the sunset, then we headed home. Hung out by the pool, played games, listened to music, danced, ordered late night munchies from Tomato Mx before calling it a night.
Rise and Shine! It’s our last day in Tulum so we were determined to make the most out of it. We booked a tour with AllTourNative, I would highly recommend this particular service, they were very very organized and our tour guide, Rebecca, was the absolute best!
Our first stop on the tour was the Coba Mayan village were we got to learn all about the the Mayan culture and get the opportunity to climb to the top of the Coba Ruins!
**I didn’t make it to the top because I am terrified of heights, but I did a few steps lol**
After exploring the Mayan Village, we headed to our next stop, where all the fun began. First, we had lunch made by the local Mayan women, then we kayaked to our ziplining destination. Ziplined twice, walked on a suspended bridge, hiked and finally we rapelled into a cenote.
Never in a million years would I have done any of these activities, but I was determined not to let fear hold me back.
The whole tour cost about 1500 pesos, which is roughly around 110 USD/148 CAD. It was worth every penny.
After a full day of activities, we headed home to get ready for our last dinner in Tulum. We decided to go to Gitano, a beautiful restaurant with live music & dancing. I had the grilled chicken platter and honestly, their portions are very filling. We each spent around 700-800 pesos.
As we watched the night pass us by, engrossed in our meals and the entertainment, we all knew in that moment, Tulum will be a vacation we will never forget.
We had one last meal in our beautiful AirBnB, before packing up and heading to our next location: Playa Del Carmen!
I hope this post was somewhat helpful for anyone trying to plan a trip to Mexico. Feel free to leave a comment down below if you liked this post or if you have any questions.
See you in Playa!