WHERE — Tulum, Mexico
PHOTOGRAPHY — Sam Flaherty & Jessie Bush
IN COLLABORATION WITH — Sezane
A guide to the Mexican destination on everyone’s lips (and Instagram) right now. The low-down on where to stay, swim, eat and drink. Don’t forget your SPF.
Sam and I recently got back from Mexico, where we got our fill of fish tacos, spicy margaritas and crystal clear cenotes. Tulum is no backwater coastal town – it’s got enough hip cafes and restaurants to rival even the coolest New York neighbourhood. And yet there’s still a relaxed vibe that descends over the entire place; bare feet are entirely appropriate the majority of the time, biking is the preferred mode of transport and everyone’s there for a good time.
It’s as beautiful as Instagram (aka the modern day postcard) would have you believe. The people are friendly and Mexican food never disappoints. The only word of warning – which I wish we knew before we went – is that visiting Tulum is just like taking a trip to LA, with prices to match. Tourism is big business here, and nothing comes cheap, sometimes not even the street food.
Also, a quick side note about my city and destination guides (that I should have mentioned many moons ago – whoops). When we create these we pay for 100% of our trips ourselves; flights, hotels, food. My guides are always a true reflection of what we actually did, what we ate, and what we loved the most from each trip.