Tulum is a paradise for anyone who is into yoga and healthy food. I went during New Years which was a really busy period but I’ve heard that Tulum is very quiet most other times of the year. As I spent 2 weeks in this tropical paradise I actually felt that I did have a lot of time to try out most restaurants, yoga places etc. which normally doesn’t happen when I come to a place the first time. Here are my tips on where to:
Tulum accommodation on the beach can be rustic and power cuts are not uncommon. Be Tulum and Coqui Coqui are great hotels if you want to stay on the beach, which most people do. I stayed in a condo in Tulum town which is good if you want 100% comfort or you were too late to book one of the better hotels (they do get booked up quickly during busy times such as New Years). From Tulum town to the beach it’s easy to take a taxi or drive. Sanara, a hotel where I did yoga, will open up their hotel part during 2015 and I’m pretty sure that will be an amazing option for accommodation too.
Yoga classes are being offered everywhere in Tulum. The most beautiful yoga space I went to is without a doubt Sanara as they have a huge room facing the ocean. I also tried the yoga at Hemingway, Casa Violeta and Yogashala and loved all of them. My yoga instructor at Hemingway told me Nina Kravitz come there every year to do yoga so I guess I’m not the only DJ who likes the place.
Casa Jaguar does a great breakfast, and so does El Tabano, Zamas and Casa Banana. Amansala has a good breakfast buffet and their beach is really nice so it’s a perfect way to the start the day.
For juices a good choice is Ahau, they did an amazing carrot, ginger and lemon creation which sorted me out after a late night spent dancing at Casa Magna. Posada Margherita is great too and if you are at Coqui Coqui make sure to order their immunity juice with strawberries, pink grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange. (FYI the immunity juice amazing with vodka in it too!). A lot of places put chaya, a Mexican tree spinach and a local super food, in their green juices.
For lunch Be Tulum might be my favourite for their cevice, salads and grilled fish. I also love Coqui Coqui, El Tabano and the vegan place Restaurare. Both of the latter places are on the jungle side of the main road. Casa Violeta is super cute and they do great food too. Another amazing place is Posada Margherita, which has a very small menu mainly consisting of pasta and fish. Go there for their juices if nothing else! The interior design is very bohemian, different and super cool.
The best place in my opinion is without a doubt Hartwood, but be prepared to queue for a table when they open as they don’t take reservations. This out-door super small restaurant is incredible so worth the wait. They use local food but it’s not your traditional fish tacos and guacamole you see in many other places. Their salads are amazing and make sure to order their platanos as a side dish! Gitano and Casa Jaguar are also good options for dinner.
If you go between New Years and the BPM music festival you are guaranteed to have some amazing villa or beach parties, and most likely the worst best DJs sitting at the table next to you at lunch.
Kite surfing is a big thing in Tulum. You can also go to see Mayan ruins or visit cenotes, amazing under-water caves. Clay or honey massages are also typical for the region and who doesn’t like a spa visit during holidays? The shopping isn’t great but buy some scents in Coqui Coqui’s perfume shop or pick up some of the traditional Mexican incense copal. For more Tulum pics check out this Pinterest board.