Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tulum, Mexico!

Butcher selling his meats from the side of the road near Coba.

Tulum is broken into two parts, the town & the beach but both have their unique features & flavours. The beach is about a 5min drive or a 15min cycle from Tulum town. Town is where you get your cheap tacos, cheap drinks, tamales by the roadside, souvenirs, hats, t-shirts, crosses, hammocks. It is however better to wait and shop in Playa Del Carmen if you are going to be passing through because although Tulum gets a lot of tourists, their markets cannot compare to markets of Del Carmen where you can haggle on every cent. Tulum beach has a very different manicured feel to it. This is where we slept & arose to the sounds of the ocean but for cheap eats & tacos, the town is your best bet. If you are willing to drop some $$ then there is an amazing restaurant called Hartwood. Fresh fish is caught daily which is just what I wanted & the added bonus of a delicious drinks menu. I believe the chef is from New York & here the flavours will not disappoint. They do take reservations & they fill up very quickly. The staff are incredibly friendly & it was like home away from home vibe.

Going to the cenotes is a must and they are literally dotted all over the coastline from Cancun to Tulum. Another day trip is to bike to the Tulum Ruins. They are not as great nor are they as expansive as the ruins at Coba but you still get to walk around some ancient ruins with a beautiful ocean on one side.

To check out where we stayed, have a look at two of my other blog posts click on these links for The Papaya Playa Project & Azulik.

Mexican roadside chicken

Tulum Ruins