This year i went there for the second time, late December till mid January.
My idea was to discover more of the Yucatan peninsula. I spent a lot of time on preparing this trip, sorted out the places i definitely wanted to visit and checked all the possibilities to get there. Another useful thing was to book the transfer from/to the airport in advance.
Me and my friends rented a big apartment in Tulum, situated in the Zama community. It is a green and quiet place close to the centre and the beaches.
Tulum is a bohemian-chic eco-village, less touristic than Playa del Carmen and Cancun, wild and authentic!
While there i recommend renting a bike, this is the easiest and cheapest way to get around.
We spent a few super relaxed days, spoiling ourselves in different fancy beach clubs. That was really fun, but quite expensive. If you are on a budget, Playa Paraiso offers a free access and the prices of food and drinks are normal there.
Definitely, the top things to do in Tulum are to visit the Mayan ruins and take a dive into the many cenotes! The first time being in Mexico, we did a lot of organised group trips but this time we did everything by ourselves. This was actually much better in my opinion!
The rest of our time we spent it travelling! We did that by using public transportation and I was surprised to find out how easy and smooth that went! Besides the nearest cities like Playa del Carmen and Cancun, we visited Valladolid, Bacalar, Chichén Itzá and a few islands – Isla Mujeres, Cozumel en Holbox.
Well, Holbox was the cherry on top of the cake! This place is a fairytale, it has a vibe, it gives you this magical feeling… you have to go there!
Too bad we only stayed 2 days, but I’m coming back soon for sure!
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