Hidden jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula

by Monday, May 6, 2019

This week, guest travellers Celia and Calin explore Tulum in Mexico, a lesser known jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula and just up the coast from its famous cousins Cancun and Playa Del Carmen. Famous for its beach side Mayan ruins, this coastal ‘resort’ town is definitely worth a visit – and if you’re anything like them you may never want to leave!

‘We’ve nearly got the whole place to ourselves!’

Basking in the glow of the golden hour

Taking a much needed leg break from cycling

A lost map and 14km down the road later – somewhere in the Tulum national park!

Final thoughts…

How to get around: Bike! Hiring a bike is the cheapest and easiest way to get around Tulum. If you’re not much of a cyclist – there are plenty of taxi’s around, usually willing to take you to the main strip for a set fee.

Things to do: Like most of Mexico, the street food in town is amazing – keep a look out for where the locals are eating. Head down to Batey Mojito & Guarapos Bar for their iconic VW Beetle Bar, and the best Mojito you’ve ever had! Otherwise, pick a place along the beach and just relax for a few hours – Tulum is the perfect place for some R&R.

Hot Tip: Head to the ruins during the golden hour – it costs a little more, but it’s truly a magical place to watch the sun setting – and as the photos show, you’ll have it to yourself!