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Km 4.5, Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Zona Costera Tulum, 77780 Mexico, Q.R., Mexico
Papaya Playa Project, in keeping with its natural surroundings, is low-key and laid-back. Opened in 2011, the hotel's founders conceived of the property as a place where “like-minded creatives” could slow down and connect with one...
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Tulum is everything you imagine a beach to be; white sand, beautiful water, and incredible sun vistas. The little town of Tulum is not on the beach but a little inland, there are wonderful little roadside eateries featuring ceviche and caught that...
Maya Tulum Retreat and Spa is a serene haven for escapism and relaxation. Situated on the north end of the beach in Tulum, the thatched-roof bungalows sprinkled across the grounds, offer meditative seclusion if you're looking to avoid distractions...
Km. 4.5, Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Set back from the road, Posada Margherita is a fantastic boho, far from shabby, rustically chic, Italian kitchen, bar and boutique hotel that immediately lures you in through a menagerie of potted plants, winding walking paths and cute pop-up...
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
As is the case with many hotels in the Tulum section of Riviera Maya, Casa de las Olas shies away from the “luxe” label, preferring to promote itself as a simple, eco-friendly retreat where intimate spaces and five-star service are...
Carretera Tulum Boca Paila 7.6Km, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Hartwood prides itself on having no menu; instead, there are daily options based on whatever is available from nearby ranches and farms. Of course, that means locally sourced ingredients only, in the service of innovative, Mexican-inspired dishes....
Unnamed Rd, Quintana Roo, Mexico
There’s a quiet fish shack tucked away in Soliman Bay, 15 minutes north of Casa de las Olas, known by locals as Chamico’s. The idyllic setting seems almost too good to be true. The cerulean blue waters sparkle from the light of the sun, and picnic...
Calle Polar Pte. S/N, Tulum centro, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
One of the most unusual attractions of Riviera Maya is a unique network of natural freshwater pools, or cenotes, that connect to the longest underwater river system in the world. The Mayan people considered the cenotes to be sacred, believing them...
Quintana Roo, Mexico
This wonderful ‘off the beaten path’ beach delivers a true local experience. Enjoy lunch at Chamico’s, a fish shack that’s specialty is ceviche and fried fish. Spend the afternoon in one of the hammocks next to the beach or rent a mask and snorkel...
Carretera Federal Cancún-Tulum. Km 124, Jacinto Pat, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
This cenote’s name, which means “Two Eyes” in Spanish, refers to its two separate pools that lead into a large cavern of incredibly clear water. At more than 40 miles long, Dos Ojos is the largest underwater cave system in the...
Calle Camaron 32, 77509 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico
Grab a bike from Casa De Las Olas and start pedaling south… 10 minutes in you’ll hit a kayak/boat operator, and by boat is really the best way to see the Reserve. According to our friends at Cas De Las Olas, there are several great guides...
Carretera Cancún-Tulum KM 51, Punta Maroma, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Just 25 minutes from Cancún's international airport is Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, surrounded by 200 acres of preserved jungle. Guests here still enjoy direct access to the Caribbean Sea and its powdery, white-sand beach, as well...
Playa Xcalacoco Frac 7, Riviera Maya, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a 41- villa resort set on the sugary-white-sand beach along the Riviera Maya. Surrounded by a lush jungle ambiance dotted with dense with ferns, palms and guava trees, it offers a luxurious retreat for guests 16 and...
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