Oh Mexico. Let us all close our eyes and place ourselves on a beautiful beach in Mexico for a moment. I feel like I blinked a few weeks ago and I was there and then gone.
When I close my eyes, I picture so many perfect places to rest my head.
My friend Erin and I have a long history of making grand vacation plans and then something terrible happening the day before we are supposed to go. Last summer we had planed a magical week together in Scandinavia (Denmark, which I ended up going to later in the year by myself), but then my mother got sick. Erin went alone, and I went into an intimate family spiral of illness and death, with her support from afar. After the dust settled, we made a new plan to spend a long weekend in Santa Fe (with Jacinda). I got on the plane and left LAX, and she was to meet us later that night. Then a hurricane hit and all flights were cancelled, so she never made it. We decided to schedule a trip just for the two of us and nothing would stand in our way. We went to Tulum.
If you need some quiet time with someone you love, try to make your way to Tulum (take a flight into Cancun and a two hour drive to Tulum), then settle in for some uncommon peaceful beauty, like this…
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Sunrise on the beach from our hotel, Be Tulum The walk through the jungle from our room to the beach Grab a watermelon mojito from the cocktail hut and relax by the ifinity pool. stop at Coqui Coqui for some beautiful vignettes captivating perfumes and nopales ceviche. On your walk or bike down the main drag, stop at La Tente Rose and select a dry pink wine from a tire to tote back to your hotel.
At some point, grab a cab and take a ten minute drive to Gran Cenote for a most unique swim you will never experience anywhere else. Swim alongside some sweet little turtles. Don’t miss the best tacos ever at Taqueria La Eufemia But mostly, enjoy the tranquility, who knows how long Tulum will stay as peaceful as it is.