A few weeks ago Brendan and I took a “babymoon” in Tulum, Mexico. We’ve been trying to take a trip each Spring, and this year we combined it with a little R&R before the baby comes and my birthday! We’d been looking at Tulum since our honeymoon a few years ago and it turned out to be the perfect spot for what we had in mind. It’s definitely touristy, but it has sort of a hippie vibe so it’s not so much a party town. Think lots of yoga, massage, and vegetarian restaurants. The food was really good, and the plus side of it being touristy was that there were a bunch of restaurants within walking or biking distance of our hotel. In other words, we didn’t have to drive much, or plan much (perfect if you only have a few days!).
We flew into Cancun, rented a car, and made the super easy drive 2 hours south to Tulum. We stayed at Coco Tulum (below) in one of the cheaper cabanas. There was no AC, but in March we didn’t really need it (just a fan, and we kept the screen doors open at night for the breeze off the water). I wish we had some pictures of our room, it was simple and beautiful. If you ever go, I’d recommend one of the 2nd floor cabanas a little bit back from the beach. We stayed in #22 and loved it. The bathrooms at Coco Tulum are shared unless you book one of the more expensive tower rooms. We didn’t mind at all, and there were a couple of heavenly outdoor showers as well. It was quiet and their mint lemonade and large smoothie menu made me slightly less sad that I couldn’t have any vacation cocktails!
We didn’t do much except eat, sleep, read, and hang out on the beach. But Tulum has beautiful Mayan ruins, and we did do some snorkeling in caves (at Dos Ojos) which was very cool. We skipped the more adventurous stuff, but Tulum has enough activities that you couldn’t possibly get bored even if you had a couple weeks.
And of course, we couldn’t resist bringing a souvenir home for baby.