A Week in Tulum, Mexico

If you follow any of my social media accounts, I'm sure you are aware that Matt and I recently got the chance to spend a week in gorgeous Tulum, Mexico for our birthdays.  Instead of posting a barrage of pictures from every. single. thing. we while there, I thought I'd just like to share a few of my favorite things about Tulum and what made this trip stand out among the rest of our adventures around the world. 

If you don't like to be without air conditioning, your hair dryer, or a face full of makeup when on vacation, then Tulum might not be the destination for you.  Some might say these are draw-backs, but I thought it made our vacation different than every other that we've taken, and I love that about Tulum.  I also love to throw my hair up in a bun and call it a day, so there's that.  I absolutely loved staying on the ocean in our own little second-story bungalow!  The balconies that let in the amazing ocean breeze each night  {one even had a hammock for us} were one of my favorite things about our room, and it just made us look forward to the end of each day where we would come back and relax there. 

During my research for the trip, I noticed a lot of people commenting that Tulum had become very touristy in the past 5 years or so.  I was a little worried, because this is exactly why I wanted to avoid places like Cancun and Playa del Carmen.  I like to be off the beaten path a little, and I don't like being anywhere too overly touristy for too long.  I was pleasantly surprised that Tulum wasn't as crowded, busy, loud or touristy as some people had made it out to seem!  That was actually what I loved most about it I think - it was so quiet, secluded, relaxed, and relatively free of "spring breakers" partying in the streets and in the ocean.  We got none of that.  And I am so glad - I don't think our trip would have been the same if we had. 

And my last favorites about Tulum?  The magical cenotes and the incredible food!  Yes - these things do exist in other parts of Mexico, especially in the Yucatan Peninsula.  BUT - I have never been to those places, so I can only comment on how incredible they were in Tulum.  They were so great, and were such a big part of our trip!  The best word to describe cenotes {we ended up visiting 6 of them - each different than the last}, and magical is really the best word to describe them.  And the food - ahhhh - the standouts to me were the fresh ceviche and fish / shrimp tacos!  SOOO good!  It was my first time trying ceviche, and I am completely hooked! 

All of these things = one dreamy trip to Tulum.  I cannot wait to go back {after we visit some other countries first}!

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