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A Snapshot of Tulum: Mexico’s New Hotspot

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28th Dec 2017

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Tulum is fast becoming one of the trendiest spots on the map. Only 90 minutes from Cancun, getting there is fast and pain free, either by ADO (local bus) for around $10 or taxi ($100).

As you arrive in Tulum town, you ll be welcomed with the hustle and bustle of lively bars and restaurants. Shops are bursting with amazing hammocks and dreamcatchers, and of course tequila galore!

To stay, there are two main options - the town or down at the beach - about a 10 minute taxi ride away from each other. Accomodation in the town is a lot cheaper than the boutique huts that line the beach front. Xscape Tulum, tucked away in Downtown Tulum, is a great option if you re on a budget but still want the creature comforts of a hotel. Beautiful, clean rooms surround a serene pool making it the perfect oasis to chill with a margarita or two. The onsite restaurant provides amazing authentic food for both breakfast and dinner, and the fresh super smoothies are to die for - a must have for those one too many shots of tequila the night before!

If you have a slightly higher budget, then CocoTulum is a gorgeous spot right on the beach. Sleek beach huts line the shore, cool beats blast out of the speakers, and scattered beanbags create the ultimate relaxing environment.

Tulum is bursting with restaurants so you won t be stuck for somewhere to eat. Here is just a snapshot of a few top spots

Kitchen Table Tulum. Nestled in the jungle side of Tulum, Kitchen Table is a total gem. This eco-friendly spot is built only from reused and natural materials native to the region, and the majority of the energy used is produced by solar panels. Using only local, fresh produce the food is created using a wooden grill and is simple, yet totally divine. Choose from menu items such as arrachera steak, octopus and tuna, and make sure you order a side of the plantain - grilled to perfection!

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Papaya Playa Project If you want to go somewhere that serves seriously good tacos and has seriously good music, then this is your place. Every Saturday, guest DJ s take to the decks and play to a packed crowd dancing barefoot on the beach. Reserve an outdoor table, watch the sunset and order a shrimp taco. Total blissful Ibiza vibes.

Humo, Tulum Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Humo is a recent and welcomed addition to the Tulum town restaurant scene. A cool atmosphere with domed bamboo structure and lots of pillows for low seating lounger areas or traditional table seating. Authentic and original blended flavours of Mexico created mostly on the grill and in an amazing serene atmosphere. Vegan menu options are also available.

Last but not least, make sure you visit one of the many Cenotes dotted around the Tulum area. Casa Tortuga is a popular option as you get three centotes for the price of one. A guide will take you around the cavenous pools and explain the sites rich history. A must do!