Collected by Kendra Slaughter
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
I let my friend decide on the destination we would travel to one year and when she chose Mexico, I was not very fond of the idea. The news from Mexico at that time was grim with mass killings and drug cartels storming towns. I went anyway have no...
Carretera Tulum Ruinas Km 5.3, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
They lay claim to the Best Fish Tacos on Earth... and they mean IT! Delicious fried fish tacos done up Baja style with an incredibly good secret sauce and mango salsa. This place is on the north end of the Tulum beach and is a good pit stop when...
Calle Polar Pte. S/N, Tulum centro, 77780 Tulum, QROO, 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...
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....
Carretera Federal & Cancún - Chetumal Km 230 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
A visit to old Mayan Ruins is a must when you are vacationing in Tulum. It's a perfect trip to sneak in some history and activity without too much effort and without loosing sight of ocean and the beach. Being built in 13th century Tulum Ruins...
Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
What combats humidity and sweltering air that feels like it's being expelled from a jet engine? Paletas! At less than a dollar and in a range of bright juicy flavors, these little Mexican popsicles offer a melty respite from the summer heat. Try...
Cobá, Q.R., Mexico
Outside of Tulum, the ancient Mayan ruins of Coba go on for what seem like miles. This tower included 100-something steep steps, and after I got over my initial fear about tumbling down them, I climbed every single one—with a little help and...
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...
CARRETERA 109 TUlum coba Km 2.5, Villas Tulum, Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
There’s no need to venture all the way to Oaxaca for the perfect mole, as Chef Claudia Perez Rivas cooks up an excellent version of the dish at her Tulum-based restaurant, Cetli. Located on a quiet side street in downtown Tulum Pueblo, Cetli...