Tulum, Mexico

When talking about Tulum in Mexico, the first association that pops up is definitely the Tulum ruins, an ancient, mysterious location  with a lovely, romantic view of the coast. The natural jewel, Sian Ka’an is also a must see, containing marshes, barrier reef and tropical forests, occupied with various animal species, such as dolphins, crocodiles and tropical fish.

There are four eco-parks to visit: Xplor, Xel Ha, Xenotes and Xcaret, each offering unique recreational possibilities and, of course, adrenaline adventures, like zip lines, discovering the underground or snorkeling.

You are also encouraged to try swimming with dolphins, the wonderful, charming animals that many people simply adore.

If you are brave enough, you can forget about hotels and try staying at a cabana, a specific hut with a great view of the ocean, but without any modern facilities, such as electricity or television. Of course, this type of accommodation is not for everyone, but adventurous spirits will surely appreciate the experience.

Those who can’t get enough of ruins, can also visit Coba, the ruins and a pyramid set in a jungle, about 45 minutes from Tulum.

The beach in Tulum is very beautiful, full of beach clubs where you can enjoy cocktails, but it is also possible to find calm, quiet spots where you won’t be disturbed by crowds.

There are many chic places to eat and drink, such as Taqueria Honorio which started as nothing more than a street stall, but is now a great hit, equally among the locals and tourists. El Mariachi Loco is another popular place, offering specialties like pork enchiladas, fresh grilled fish and many more delightful dishes. If you prefer European cuisine, you won’t be dissapointed, for there are plenty specialized restaurants to choose from. One of them is Le Bistro, that is known for excellent French food, but also seafood and various types of meat.