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Snapshots from Tulum | October 2017

January 24, 2018
HANNAH SHELBY: Snapshots from Tulum 2017

Our time was short and sweet on our third trip to Tulum, with only a couple days in paradise before heading to Merida for our friends wedding. But if you ask me, any amount of time in Tulum is well worth it. Our previous two trips took place in March and April, considered as the “high season” compared to the slower pace of October. With the ever growing popularity of Tulum, this was a nice change and kept things very relaxing. There’s just something about this little town that pulls you in. The thought and creativity put into each boutique hotel, restaurant and shop—combined with the pure natural beauty of the place—make it irresistible.

We stayed at the unassuming but very charming Playa Canek, located at km 7.5 within easy walking distance to some of our favorite spots: Sanara, La Zebra, Gitano, Casa Banana and Hartwood.

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This time around we spent a day eating and lounging around Nomade. You can’t beat the perfectly laid-back vibe of the beachside restaurant—sitting on pillows and Persian rugs at low to the ground tables right on the sand. Plus, the food feels light and healthy which makes you worry less about the inevitable stomach rolls created from sitting on the ground. The whole place has such a cool community feel, with lots of beach beds and hammocks scattered about. It was a great way to spend a day and Nomade is definitely on our short list for places to stay next time we visit.

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Denim Shorts | RE/DONE

Woven Slides | Posse (similar)

Beach Bag | Abaca (smaller version)
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No trip to Tulum would be complete without breakfast overlooking the ocean at Sanara’s The Real Coconut. We ate there both mornings because nothing beats the avocado toast and smoothies. Everything at The Real Coconut is gluten, dairy and grain-free, including the incredible coconut bread and coconut chips (which are now available online!)

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Sunglasses | Ray-ban
HANNAH SHELBY: Snapshots from Tulum 2017^^same spot where we said “I Do”

Lunch at La Zebra is another one of our go-to’s. After the fire in 2016 wiped out most of the hotel, the newly rebuilt kitchen and dining area is even better than before. Insanely crispy fish tacos, fresh ceviche and that oh-so-perfect margarita. There’s no combo quite like it.

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For dinner one night we decided to try a new restaurant we’ve never been to before called Wild. The restaurant was very dimly lit, so dark that photos really weren’t an option. The food was good, lots of local ingredients and fresh fish, and lots of great options on the cocktail menu. The evening we went was pretty quiet, which had a nice romantic feel, but we were hoping for a bit more liveliness so we headed to Gitano for a couple after dinner drinks.

^^Lunch at La Zebra is another one of our go-to's. After the fire in 2016, the newly rebuilt kitchen and dining area is even better than before. Insanely crispy fish tacos, fresh ceviche and that oh-so-perfect margarita. There's no combo quite like it.HANNAH SHELBY: Snapshots from Tulum 2017 HANNAH SHELBY: Snapshots from Tulum 2017^^If this isn’t paradise, I don’t know what is.

For more info and travel tips, check out all my post on Tulum:

Tulum Travel Guide pt. 1

Tulum Travel Guide pt. 2

Snapshots from Tulum: Wedding Addition

A Caribbean Dream: Our Tulum Wedding

Shooting Around Tulum

 

Old Favorites:

To Stay: Sanara, Nomade, La Zebra, Be Tulum

To Eat: Hartwood, Posada Margarita, El Tabano, Gitano, Casa Banana, ARCA, The Real Coconut

New + Noteworthy:

To Stay: Habitas, La Valise, NEST, The Beachmore

To Eat: Wild, Safari, MurMur, MinaTulum Art Club, Pasito Tun Tun

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