If I could use one word to describe Tulum it would be R E L A X I N G! Tulum was exactly what I expected and more. A beautiful town filled with positive energy and beautiful boho decor everywhere I turned. If you are into aesthetics this is the place for you. After 4 days in Tulum, I had fallen in love with their food, people and culture. Exactly what my soul needed.
We arrived on Friday morning, (we live in Miami so it was only a two hour flight for us). We had arranged a private car transfer from Cancun airpot to Tulum. We booked our transport from/to the airport before hand from this website. This was one of my biggest worries, I did not want to have to figure that out there. Maybe not the cheapest option, but totally worth it. We didn’t share this ride with anyone and the driver took us straight to our hotel.
Sure, Tulum is filled with beautiful eco-friendly, aesthetically pleasing hotels, but I had only one thing in mind, AC!! There was no way Nelson was going to sleep without AC for 4 days. After extensive research we decided to stay at Delek Tulum, and this my friends… was the best decision we ever made. Located right in the middle of town, walking distance to Gitano, Mur Mur, Matcha Mama and all the other good restaurants you see on every Tulum guide. Also nothing beats waking up on what feels like a treehouse in the middle of the jungle two seconds from the beach.
On Saturday we decided to take a day trip to Chichen Itza (2 hours away) also arranged by our hotel. This had a cost of 300 dollars for two. The driver took us to Chichen Itza and to Suytun Cenote. You can find this online for a lot less. Considering my health, we figured this was a better option for us.
Places we visited in Tulum.
Mur Mur- Went here for drinks on Friday night. Sat on the swings at the bar and had cocktails. Wished we would of had dinner here.
Gitano- Went here for early dinner. Food was ok, not my favorite. Ambiance was nice and they had live music. Supposedly they have a very good party that starts at 10pm.
Casa Malca- We had a buffet style breakfast here and it was pretty basic (food wise), the view is what you go to Tulum for. We were able to walk around the property and took tons of pictures.
Kin Toh- MAKE A RESERVATION! Can’t stress it enough. There was a line when we arrived, which we skipped because we had a reservation. It’s a beautiful place, food is delicious and service is good. My only complain is the HEAT. We went here at sunset time and it was so hot. We lasted 30 minutes and had to leave.
Coco Tulum- I am sure you have seen this one all over instagram. I was not impressed. We visited on a Monday and the place was dead.
Habitas Tulum- This hotel is absolutely gorgeous. I really wanted to stay here but Nelson was not a fan of the tents. We only had drinks at the bar but it was one of the best drinks we had on the trip. They also have a pool which you can use for a minimum consumption of around $75.
Ana & Jose- Went to their restaurant for late lunch. Had the cochinita tacos and meat nachos. We loved it here.
Matcha Mama- It is as cute as they say and their smoothies live up to the hype. Have to pay extra for a to go cup, but I was not mad about it.
Raw love- I really wanted to love this place but I was a bit disappointed. Matcha Mama was better in my opinion.
Tate Wari- Restaurant in our hotel, I might be biased but the best breakfast we had.
Ahau Tulum- BEST BEACH CLUB! I loved everything about this place! Very chill vibe with live music and great food.
And because you know I love coffee I recommend heading into the main town for a yummy coffee and some shopping. We visited two different coffee shops Babel Cafe Tulum and Del Cielo. Del Cielo is very cute and trendy but Babel’s coffee is 10 times better.
Hope you make it to Tulum this summer! You will not regret it. It has been one of the best vacations we’ve ever taken!