I’ve already shared a few blog posts on Mexico, but the photo diaries wouldn’t be complete without a post on Tulum! We were lucky that our hotel was only a ten minute bus ride from Tulum beach and the ruins, which is without a doubt one of the most stunning places we visited during our twelve-day getaway.
We’d already been to the Chichén Itza ruins earlier in the holiday so we knew that nothing could really compare to the scale of the temples there, but the Tulum ruins are famous for being ocean-front, so needless to say the views are absolutely breathtaking. These photos don’t even do it justice. Even if you’re not into history, the only way you’re going to get these views is to visit the ruins, so don’t skip it! There’s plenty of wildlife up there too, and to get away from the heat, you can climb down a series of wooden steps to the private beach which only visitors of the ruins can access. We saw a fair few beaches on this holiday, and this little private one was by far the most luxurious.
After the ruins we walked down a very, very long road in the midday heat (a new level of sweaty was discovered on this walk) until we got to the public beach. It was ok, but it wasn’t quite as good as the private one, mainly because it was a bit seaweedy and you’re pounced on by people trying to sell you things every so often. We still had a good time walking around, snapping photos (which you can see here) and paddling in the warm waters though, so definitely don’t rule it out if you want to make more of your trip to Tulum.
We had a quick through the town on the way back to the bus stop and it had a sort of hippy vibe to it which I loved. Tulum is definitely not your Playa Del Carmen or Cancun! So if you’re looking for a way to spend a quiet day, or even just half a day, then Tulum is a must. Just don’t forget your camera! Better still, why not book your hotel in that area? There’s tons to do in and around Tulum and it’s by far one of the prettiest locations on that side of the coast. I’d go back in a heartbeat.