Tulum is a kaleidoscope of colour – rainbow feathered birds, powder white sands, violet pink sunsets and turquoise seas. Take breakfast under coconut palms, cycle north just after sunrise to see the Mayan ruins ahead of the crowds and dive into crystal clear waters before daydreaming under a beachfront palapa over a platter of tropical fruit. Holidays to Tulum are tranquil in pace and have a distinctive bohemian vibe.
Tulum is the kind of place to get away from it all, literally – much of the beach zone is off the electrical grid ensuring businesses are solar self-sufficient and high-rise resorts simply don’t exist. Find the most relaxed places to go for yoga on the beach, set off in a kayak across the Caapechen Lagoon and and visit spellbinding cenotes where you can swim under stalagmites and stalactites. Fashion designers and celebrities flock here to learn how to SUP like a pro, pick up chic embroidery and luxe resort wear in pretty-as-a-picture boutiques and hang out in hip hideaway bars that are so laid back shoes don’t even apply. Expect day bed strewn lounges plumped up with oversized Aztec cushions and woven hammocks hidden in lush green forest.
The kind of place you come to when you want to crack open your own coconut, Tulum holidays take you through thick jungle to the pyramids of Coba, snorkelling the course of underwater caverns and ending the day with fresh fish ceviche on the beach.