Recently I flew down to Tulum, a personal favorite place in Mexico. Scouting a wedding is always a joy for me. After this recent excursion, I am more in love with Tulum than any other destination I have worked on yet. Dreamy beaches + ruins, vibrant eco-chic hotels, and an array of creative minds make it hard not to love. Many of the hotels and restaurants popping up are geared toward being eco-friendly or are locally sourced only. See Playa Azul and Hartwood, for example. Tulum is home to one of the most amazing culinary experiences in Mexico. There is not a chain restaurant even remotely close to this quiet get-away. Nope, no way, no how. Tulum ignited my mexican love affair.
A few of my favorite things: fresh squeezed watermelon juice at Playa Azul. Swings for barstools and a pool table on the beach at El Bistro at Ziggy Beach. Free salsa lessons on the beach at La Zebra's, Bikini Bootcamp + Yoga at Amansala, renting bikes around the hotel zone, and wind surfing in front of the Om Hotel. Perfect for a laid back romantic getaway, also great for the adventure seeker. Day trip ready? Try diving, rescuing baby sea turtles, or wind surfing. Cenotes are plentiful and the ruins of Coba and Chichen Itza make great day adventures.