December 1, 2015

Tulum, Mexico!



This was my morning view in Tulum for a week! It was absolute paradise, for those who want to head to Mexico for ultimate relaxation and an authentic experience away from tourists, Tulum is a perfect destination. Away from commercialized, Cancun, it is found along the Mayan Riviera, coasting the edge of the beach.

I absolutely miss it and want to go back so badly, fresh seafood prepared right out the ocean, organic smoothies, sun kisses, sandy feet and a hint of Mezcal. That was Tulum for me.


I packed my favorite swimsuit from Peixoto swimwear for my trip, which I thought fit in very well with the jungle vibe that Tulum offers. To achieve a complete "Bikini Fashionista" look, I highlighted key areas of my body with Sephora's glitter bronzer, which results in a cool effect while in the sun. 



During our vacation, we stayed at two hotels since we love to switch up the atmosphere every couple of days. Our two final choices included, The Beach Tulum and Hotel Mi Amor. The Beach Tulum offers spacious rooms with your own rooftop and a private beach, literally two steps away from your private terrace. 

On the other hand, Hotel Mi Amor is  also picturesque, since it is basically at the edge of a cliff, which is so relaxing when lounging on one of their day beds that overlooks the ocean.


 Your best bet is to drive to Tulum, it goes with the adventure of going deep into the tropical forest. We rented a car and drove from the Cancun airport. This option offers the freedom to explore the area with the least of a headache.


Breakfast by the beach at Ziggy's



After breakfast, a blissful walk on the beach...


The foodie in me was in full throttle, I had lots of fresh guacamole and fresh fish, so I got my fair share of omega 3 and healthy fats while on vacation. My favorite dish of the week was at Ziggy's, the grouper curry & apple sauce plate. I ate it all before realizing I did not take a picture. 

For more dinner options in Tulum, Hartwood is all of the buzz, I did not check it out since I wanted to avoid lining up for 3 hours. So, we ended up finding a gem of a restaurant called Cenzontle Jardin Secreto, which offered an intriguing concept of bringing the indoors to the outdoors. Their space is decorated like a vintage living room, keeping in theme, I had the Edith Piaf cocktail which was refreshing. 




One of my favorite parts of my trip was discovering Mezcal which is a renown Mexican liquor. We had a tasting with this friendly bartender named Diego from Dragon Turquesa who explained the production behind this liquor; it is made in a cave, therefore the inverted fume process gives it a smokey taste which is very particular.


If you're in the mood for a chill night, I recommend going to Gitano, it is a nice bar for cocktails, infamous for it's disco ball that looks like it's hanging out of the sky.


At Hotel Mi Amor, we had dinner IN the pool, check out my Instagram video here


Delicious breakfast at Unico Tulum on our last day...


Tulum, is a place of relaxation. I did pretty good with social media, I established a no phone policy while on vacation with my partner in crime, which was very hard to follow, however I give myself a 7.5/10 for minimizing my usual habits and soaking in the beauty of Mexico. So, where to next?



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Photography: SDB


27 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks wonderful! We spent a week in an all-inclusive on the Mayan Riviera about 12 years ago -- not far from Tulum. The places you stayed look divine! You're right -- this area is MUCH more relaxed and relaxing than crazy Cancun.

Jeanne said...

Dreamy place! What a stunning vacation!;)
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Beauty Unearthly said...

You look lovely dear!Great post and amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

wierd things said...

beautiful place and nice pics
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Marisa Raquel Fonseca said...

Is really the Paradise! I´m so jealous ;)
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Diana Ashuayem said...

Oh my! Lovely photos and wonderful trip. you look flawless in your swimsuit! Thanks for the visit.
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My Stylish Corner said...

You look wonderful dear! Love your swimsuit!
Also photos are incredible!

I'm following you on GFC :)

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Keisha Ramsay said...

What a gorgeous location! You did an amazing job at capturing your vacation through your photos. I would love to visit!

Keisha xo

Shopaholic said...

och, perfect photos! <3
LOVELY!

Catarina Neves said...

Your photos made me sigh! The beaches look breathtaking!

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Chic Therapy said...

Absolute bliss. Would love to visit some day.

Missy May said...

Oh how I need this right now. I can't stand this cold. Ha!
Sure looks like you had a great time. Lovely photos! :)

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Andrea Tiffany said...

Such beautiful photos! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I would love to visit one day, it looks so pretty there.

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Chloe Barnes said...

Stunning photos! Looks amazing!!
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Diana Horsfall said...

OMG, this place is amazing!

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Adriana Leandro said...

This place is so beautiful. I love your photos. Kisses!

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Tania Franco said...

I've seen so many wonderful pics of Tulum, and yours are amazing! It is definitely a place I'd love to visit one day. Thanks for sharing your adventure!

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Tania
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The Kelley Doll said...

Wow Mexico is absolutely beautiful and it looks like you had some delicious food there!

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Elle said...

YOU look amazing in that swimsuit and these photos have me packing my bags! Fabulous post!
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Idu Emeziem said...

Amazing bikini body. I love the idea of switching up every couple days. Make a lot of sense and I'll try it next time I'm on a trip. Beautiful pictures.
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Beauty Follower said...

Great photos and bikini!

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Naomella said...

Aaah I want holidays! Seems like you had an amazing time! xoxo

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Sophia I. said...

Great photos, i want holiday like this.
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Winscribbles said...

Tulum looks amazing, it is such a nice place for a holiday! love the night photos you took too!!

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Caro * said...

Gorgeous photos ! Tulum is so magical, I really love this place :)

Lucy Mitchell said...

Love these photos. Looks like you had a great time!
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