Tulum. Oh, sweet Tulum. Tulum was a much needed vacation from life and was the best refreshing experience I’ve had. And chilling with some good friends, Shasta & Maria, was also a big plus. Tulum isn’t the biggest place in the world but it hosted some of the prettiest landscapes, yummiest food, and enough activity to keep you busy without feeling overwhelmed. Every day we would wake up at our Air BnB bike down to the beach a couple miles down to the beach stretch. Speaking of our Air BnB- it was fabulous! Our host was awesome, the area of Tulum that it was in is up and coming- there were a ton of condos going up while we were there. Our condo had a shared pool that we dipped in throughout the day and a sun roof where we stayed for a minute or two before being completely fried.
One thing that is fabulous about Tulum is that there are so many unique hotels on the beach that offer a beach club which essentially means you can use all of their amenities for just the price of a drink or lunch. This was the best way to get to view so many unique spaces, sleep in cabanas, while getting waited on without having to pay the massive costs of some of these hotels rooms.
My favorite restaurant/beach club/hotel that we visited was Habitas. As we came through their gate we were immediately in the middle of the jungle. We walked through some paths of incense and then made it to the restuarant- this very modern, open air structure on the beach. We were seated at a table that was barely hovering over the sand. We sat on cushions and looked out at the crashing waves and infinity pool. I just kept saying “this is the prettiest place I’ve ever been” and it truly was.
We visited a million other spots like Pablo Escobar’s old home that has been turned into a boutique hotel called Casa Malca, the Mayan Ruins (it was super hot and super touristy so it wasn’t the most enjoyable time but maybe next time we’ll go early in the morning and miss the traffic), and our favorite dining spot was Mi Amor. If you ever find yourself at the most perfect place, Mi Amor, where you have the ocean on one side and a swimming moat on the other, floating cabanas, and 5 star food, make sure you ask for Edwin- he was the sweetest waiter I’ve had to date and we all loved him and his service so much! Also, get the Hangover Smoothie- supes yummy.
We planned on doing a shoot while in Tulum but some ends didn’t come together well so we ended up not being able to do it so if anyone wants to do one I still have an itch to shoot in this beautiful place! Especially if anyone needs a Tulum wedding photographer- you know how to reach me!
I’m so thankful for this trip. For the time to reconnect with friends. For the time to get refreshed and reenergized- I was waking up at 5am fully rested and ready for the day! For the time to explore and be inspired by new things…sorry David for me wanting to change my entire wardrobe into mexican style pieces and change all our decor to pom-poms and bright colored tapestries.
And some iPhone pictures because lugging around a massive DSLR everywhere isn’t always the funnest on vacation.