This time last year we were packing our bags for a wedding in Cancun and a little vacay time in Tulum.   
Tulum quickly moved up to the top of my list of favorite places I've traveled (still behind South Africa but we'll talk about that later.)  
We stayed at Ahau Tulum which was just magical.  I would definitely stay here again.  It felt like home as we walked everywhere barefoot, sipped on smoothies every morning and lounged in the hammocks during the hot afternoons.  While we had a fairly relaxing few days there are plenty of adventurous things to do in the area.   Here are a few shots from our time at Ahau: 


We also brought along our vintage Yashica and snapped a few film photos - these are by far some of my favorites from the trip.  There's just something about film, isn't there?  One day we rode bikes into the little town for some coco locos and a little local shopping.  There are lots of super affordable little shops to check out and fun little outdoor bars to stop for a margarita or two.

While the food at Ahau was really, really delicious we wanted to check out a couple of other spots we had heard about .  Hartwood was incredibly tasty and had the best atmosphere on the jungle side of Tulum.
We also had cocktails at Casa Jaguar - again the most incredible atmosphere! We never wanted to leave.  When we had our fill of Mexican food (crazy, right?)  we walked down the beach to Casa Violeta for some pizza and wine.  It was a small, low-key restaurant with a great international wine selection and excellent pizza.

I can't recommend Tulum enough!  It feels like a hidden, unexplored gem.  Whether you go for the adventure, a yoga retreat or just to relax it really has so much to offer.  The people are so kind and welcoming, the food incredible and the sea is warm.  Keep in mind that it is a little on the rustic side so if your idea of a beach vacation is a 5 star resort you may want to stick to Cancun.  Adios!

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