The magic of Tulum
Tucked away in a secluded part of Mexico is a hippie haven, where the pristine sandy beach meets the jungle. It is a place has forever stolen a piece of my heart.
Life is so sweet in Tulum. The white sandy beaches are home to seaside bohemian thatched huts, yoga & meditation, healthy whole foods, raw and vegan cuisine and Mayan ruin. On the jungle side, you can cruise down the coastline on your hired vintage bike, stopping into gypsy-inspired boutiques filled with dream catchers, brightly coloured smoothie joints that scream tropical vibes, and recharge in the various teepee retreats that provide energy healing and so much more.
Words can’t even begin to describe the feeling I had while being within Tulum’s presence. It has the most magical, spiritual energy I’ve ever felt, my heart was filled with so much love, gratitude and joy just being there. No wonder consciousness minded people flock here to do some soul seeking and bathe in the light. As the story goes, over 66 million years ago an asteroid struck the earth, more specifically the area in which Tulum lies. They say it hit with such immense power that it produced a force field of energy that locals believe still lives within Tulum, creating a wonderful aura of peace and love.
Some must do’s are:
- Visit the Ruins of Tulum, make sure you get there bang on 8 am to beat the tourist rush. You will pretty much have the place to yourself. They also have really cool markets by the main entrance so take some time after you've seen the ruins to check those out.
- Coco Tulum does epic Sunday Session parties at their beach bar. And if you can't make that make sure you pop in any way and check out there cute white beach swings and have a cheeky cocktail.
- Eat $1 tacos off the side of the road in the main town (not beach side).
- Go to Mateos Rooftop Bar at sunset, they also do epic tacos.
- Visit the Gran Cenote and swim with turtles. Again, take a scooter and get there at 8 am to avoid hordes of people.
- There are also amazing cenotes tucked away on the road parallel to the beach, they only cost $5 roughly per person as I think they are owned by the people who own the land, keep an eye out for the signs on the side of the road. Plus the best part is they are pretty empty as not too many people know about them!!
- Stop in at Matcha Mama for the most amazing fresh smoothies and juices.
- Go to Pablo Escobar’s Mansion, now turned hotel. It is epic.
- Eat at El Vegetariano in the city or Raw love on the beach. YUM!
- Visit the Beach Jungle Gym for a bit of fun.
- And don't forget to take some time to just relax on the beach, do some yoga, or meditate.
If you ever get the chance to take a trip to this magical place, enjoy it, respect it, and embrace the energy that is so special to it. I can guarantee you will leave feeling like the weight of the world has been lifted off of your shoulders and a little more at peace with your soul.