For a place so close to the United States, I’m shocked to say this was our first time in Tulum. (It’s such an easy trip, only a few hours away with no layovers if you’re coming from the East Coast of the U.S.) Tulum is a small, up-and-coming town in Mexico that is rich in Mayan culture/history, gorgeous white-sand beaches, and delicious food.
If you’re looking for the perfect hotel to relax, unwind, and spend during your holiday in Tulum, I highly recommend the brand new boutique hotel Tata Tulum.
Tata Tulum recently opened in May 2017 and is located directly on the beach, in-between a strip of trendy shops and restaurants. We were lucky enough to have the chance to stay in one of their Ocean Front Suites, with floor to ceiling windows that open up directly to a view of the blue, ombre-colored Caribbean sea. (Waking up to sea views from the moment my eyes open in the morning is a luxury that I’ll never take for granted!) Along with the breathtaking views, I appreciated the tastefully decorated rooms that have an earthy + rustic feel to them with wooded accents, furniture and bohemian style pillows and throw blankets. Another thing to note was the rain shower that is partially outside (don’t worry – still maximum privacy!) and the organic shower supplies provided (shampoo, conditioner, shower gels + lotion) that smelled of mint and essential oils. Heavenly!
When you book your stay at Tata Tulum, don’t forget to eat at their restaurant, where you can have dinner with your toes in the sand. The prices of their on-site restaurant menu are some of the most affordable on the beach and the food is absolutely delicious! (Try the Aztec soup – it’s similar to a tortilla soup and the flavors are out of this world.. Mmmm!)
Although it might be hard to leave the hotel, but don’t forget to go exploring! Tulum is full of natural beauty and there is so much to do, like heading to the Ruins and getting a lesson in Mayan history or going to one of the many cenotes nearby. Tulum is the perfect blend of jungle, beach, culture, history, and beauty. I’m happy to say it’s now one of my most favorite little towns and I can’t wait to go back!