#palmtrees and white sand...

Posted on May 22 2016

After the history of Chichen Itza and the heat of Merida, relaxation was  top of our list and so we headed to the balmy Caribbean coast and Tulum.  

    

We were lucky enough to go to Tulum 20 years ago (while very young - of course!) and we felt a little trepidation that it might have changed from the gorgeous beach hangout that we remembered. Happily we can report that it absolutely hasn't...

    

Okay so it is quite a lot more expensive to stay beachside (we stayed at the lovely Rosa Del Viento) and the little rustic £5 a night cabana we stayed in right on the beach is long gone but luckily all the development has been done so sympathetically that when you're on the beach you can hardly see it. The sand remains the best sand we've ever experienced - we still can't work out how it doesn't stick to you when the wind is blowing! There are lots of lovely places for day trips - snorkelling with turtles in Akumel and swimming through the fresh water cenotes were day time highlights.

     

And in the evenings...we loved the delicious restaurants that hugged the main beach road and offered yummy Mexican food (its really not possible to have too much guacamole) as well as Argentinian, Italian, Raw and Veggie food all bursting with flavour. Oh, we do wish we were there right now....

     

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