While the food in Mexico has always been relegated to delicious fare made from fresh ingredients found locally, the breakfasts I enjoyed daily were truly the highlight of my trip to Tulum. Chilaquiles, what I lovingly began referring to as "breakfast nachos" were the perfect way to start the day. Ziggy's Beach, the restaurant associated with the hotle Las Cabanas Tulum served them with two golden sunny side up eggs and black beans that when mixed all together was a phenomenal culinary experience.
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Who Needs a Swim Up Bar When You Have a Swing Up Bar?
There is nothing that describes Tulum quite like the experiences you have while dining al fresco. As a small tourist town, unlike many of the other Mexican tourist cities, there are no large resorts with swim up bars and franchised restaurants. Every dining experience is thoughtful, not only in its cuisine of fresh produce and seafood available, but also in al fresco decor. Very few dining establishments have any sort of indoor space. With large outdoor ovens at places like Casa Banana, serving up succulent Argentinian cuisine (I highly suggest the Argentinian steak) while listening to live music, enjoying a healthy salad at the Amansala while overlooking the beach or enjoying the best swing (not seat) in the house. The connection with nature that evokes the spirit of Tulum is truly felt. Even though I was there during the tail end of the rainy season, it presented some funny situations but it was in those moments that I most appreciated the local expertise of the people of Tulum.
On the morning I departed Tulum, I had an early wake up call to head back to Cancun for a morning flight. I am so happy that my travel plans were as such so that I got to witness this stunning sunrise over the ocean from my patio while drinking a cup of coffee. I wish I had known earlier so that I could have planned to wake up every morning at precisely the same time.