Why Visit Tulum, The Most Sought After Destination on The Planet!

Last month, I spent Christmas holidaying in Tulum, one of the most sought after holiday destinations on the planet right now. I first visited the area eight years ago and back then, it was the perfect hangout for a 25 something in search of sun, sea, sand and cheap tequila. Today, you’re more likely to see Gerard Butler splashing in the sea than a cheap Tequila. So when did Tulum become so exclusive? Somewhere between eight years ago and now apparently. Here’s my lowdown on why you should visit Tulum.

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Casa Malca

You can’t come to Tulum without visiting (or staying at) Casa Malca, budget allowing of course. Built by infamous Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escabar in the 1980s, Casa Malca is now a beautiful but laid back luxury boutique hotel. Eco-friendly it is and safe too – the hotel comes equipped with bullet proof walls and an escape tunnel. I was asked to put my phone and camera away upon entering the residence which was like a dagger to a travel bloggers heart. Goodbye glamorous photo shoot! Did I listen? Mostly yes. I did fear I’d have to use the hotel’s escape tunnel at one point but I did manage to sneak this photo through without being caught!

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The Boutiques

The boutiques in Tulum take boho chic to a new level. You’ll be hard pressed to find nicer shops. I would even go so far as saying that Tulum even pips Mykonos to the post on the boutique front. Be warned though, handmade jewellery, kaftans, straw hats and everything else on the rails does NOT come cheap!

visit Tulum

visit Tulum

The Beaches

The colour of the waters are that beautiful turquoise blue that we all lust over on Instagram. The sea is blue enough to even rival the Maldives and if you’re really lucky, you may even spot a sea turtle or two.

visit Tulum

visit Tulum

Street Art

Downtown Tulum is full of captivating back streets and alleyways. All perfectly safe and all boasting spectacular murals of street art. Did you know that mural painting in Mexico began in the 1920s? It was an attempt to reunify the country with social and political messages post the Mexican Revolution government.

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Coconut Water

You can’t visit Tulum and not go loco for cocos. Locals take their love for coconuts very seriously and no I’m not kidding! They’re a great thirst quencher, plus you can’t be knocking Tequila back all the time right?!

visit Tulum

visit Tulum

Beach Clubs

Tulum has some AMAZING beach clubs and each club offers something totally unique. Whether you’re after complete R&R or you’re after somewhere a little more happening, there’s something to suit everyone. Favourites include Coco, Azulik and La Zebra.

visit Tulum

visit Tulum

The Ruins

The ruins in Tulum are one of the most well known archaeological sites in the world. They’re also unique in their own right as they overlook the Caribbean sea. A few years ago, you could pretty much visit at any time and still have uninterrupted views. Today it’s a different story, as visitors come from far and wide. The ruins open at 8am and the earlier you arrive, the better, to beat the crowds.

visit Tulum

visit Tulum

Tulum is a fabulous destination for winter sun. With white washed beaches, an abundance of eco-luxury, breath taking history, world class hospitality and great Tequila, Tulum is definitely one destination you should add to your travel bucket list!

Are you inspired to visit Tulum?

Maggie Oxox

 

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12 Comments

  1. Caroline
    January 22, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Look absolutely stunning!! I’m adding it to my list of fabulous places to visit.

    • February 8, 2018 / 12:57 am

      LOVE that – it certainly is a fabulous place to visit 😉 xx

  2. January 23, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    This has definitely made me what to go! Sounds like a fantastic place!

  3. January 24, 2018 / 10:26 am

    I’d love to go back to Mexico one day!!

    • February 8, 2018 / 12:56 am

      I’m sure you will honey – it’s a beautiful country!

  4. January 25, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    We really liked Tulum but we didn’t find any cool shops – are they along the beach? We didn’t get much chance to wander there as it was a day trip

    • February 8, 2018 / 12:56 am

      Tulum is such an interesting place! We found the cool artwork behind the hidden backstreets of downtown Tulum but the boutiques are right by all the beach clubs which is in a completely different area!

    • February 8, 2018 / 12:55 am

      Tulum is AMAZING and you are so right!! Mexico really is a beautiful country!

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