What’s better than a breezy sun-soaked day lounging on a secluded beach with the sound of waves crashing as you indulge in a bit of rest & relaxation? We surely can’t think of anything else, especially when it comes to a long weekend frolicking in Tulum, Mexico.
Long revered as an ancient wonder for its Mayan ruins and coastal locale, Tulum has recently become the place to be for New Yorkers and international travelers alike. From its soft sand beaches and balmy breezes to the Aegean blue sea clattering against the bungalow hotel-lined shore, this Riviera Maya town is the definition of paradise.
Add in some cave and cavern diving, intriguing cenotes, and additional Mayan ruins in nearby Coba, and you’ll be set for a lively escape.
Well known as a bohemian refuge, Tulum has slowly begun transitioning to meet the needs of its many travelers. The town’s continuous transformation has brought new services and amenities to the town and the addition of trendy restaurants and shops, but there’s still no community power supply, so eco-resorts from the rustic to the luxury rely on wind turbines, solar energy, recycled water, and sometimes candlelight.
Start your journey through paradise at the Beach Tulum, a bungalow inspired boutique hotel catered to adults.
Set on a sandy beach on the Riviera Maya, this upscale, eco-friendly boutique hotel boasts beachfront bungalow-like rooms just steps from the ocean (you can hear the crashing waves at night!) and a private beach with individual daybeds. Embrace boho bliss by relaxing in two lazy river style pools or dozing off in one of the many hammocks.
Refined beachfront rooms feature free Wi-Fi, ceiling fans, furnished terraces and soaking tubs and/or whirlpool tubs.
Ziggy’s, an open-kitchen Mexican restaurant, offers delicious grilled dishes, ceviche, and the freshest Guacamole this writer has tasted, plus complimentary breakfast with fruit & green juices and an intriguing lunch and dinner menu. You can also enjoy the bonfires and live music throughout the week.
The Beach Tulum
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila KM 7
77780 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Phone: +52 984 873 1223
*All Photos: Courtesy Alexandra Taylor