Te Amo Tulum! Tulum is like the cool, hipster, younger sister of Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, full of vegan restaurants and hippie chic threads. Although we spent the least amount of time in Tulum the beaches and ambiance left the biggest impact. Not to mention there are Cenotés in your backyard! Tulum is a must stop if you are looking for something totally different than your typical Mexico experience.
Seeing the mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula was a once in a lifetime experience. Not to mention the Chichén Itzá is one of the 7 new wonders of the world. With ruins that date back to 600 A.D. it gives you a feeling of being awestruck. We we lucky enough to have a personal guide who took us to the major archeological sites Chichén Itzá and the Cobá. Although the Cobá wasn’t as well preserved it was one of my favorite experiences because you rode bicycles through the forest to get to the ruins… A true adventure!
Playa Del Carmen is an amazing city full of white sandy beaches, bottomless margaritas and shopping for miles. Also let’s not forget, bars with swings! Playa Del Carmen is the place you want to go if the “Vegas” appeal of Cancun doesn’t appeal to you. We stayed in the heart of 5th avenue where there is a plethora of restaurants and shops. Cozumel is also a quick ferry ride away if you are looking for an island feel and snorkeling adventures!