Caribbean Journal Travel Editor Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon explains why you need to visit Mexico’s Tulum. Greaves-Gabbadon extols the town’s famous Mayan ruins (“the only oceanfront remains in the Caribbean”); the casual seaside eateries; and the cenotes, located a bit further inland (like Gran Cenote); but, most of all, she highlights the total relaxation to be had on the “seemingly endless” stretches of beach, with its “bone-white sand” and turquoise waters. . I am so sorry that I missed this spectacular Mexican oasis on last year’s conference circuit—sounds great to me!
Cancun gets kudos for its glitzy resorts. Playa Del Carmen’s laidback personality certainly has its appeal.
But 90 minutes’ drive further south is an of-the-grid oasis where the Caribbean beach vacation is distilled to its essentials: seemingly endless stretches of bone-white sand; Instagram-worthy turquoise waters; and inexpensive small hotels and restaurants strung together with “manana” vibe that encourages you to just relax and soak it all in.
Bienvenido a Tulum.
Pack light for a trip here because everything you need to enjoy this boho beach town – swimwear, shorts, a T-shirt and flip-flops – will easily fit in a carry-on. Tulum is one of those precious few places where if you’re wearing more than the minimum for propriety, you’re likely overdressed.
That’s because everything here revolves around the foamy seas that lap the six-mile-long beachfront stretch. [. . .]
For full article, see http://caribjournal.com/2015/08/22/why-you-need-to-visit-tulum/