Looking for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation paradise? Tulum's calling your name! Nestled on the sun-kissed shores of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum isn't just your average vacation spot!

We recently had the opportunity to attend a pilates/yoga/wellness retreat in Tulum through Wellcraft and had the best time. In this guide, we'll share with you some of our favorite spots, things to do and places to eat and drink! 

Relaxing in our new Ava sandals in gold metallic

Best Time to Go

Spring, late fall and winter are the best times to visit Tulum. Avoid the heat of the summer and hurricane season in the fall. Opt to go during February - April for the peak season.  

How to Get There

Tulum is about a 2 two hour drive away from the Cancun International Airport. They are working on opening a new airport in Tulum, which will make traveling there much easier. But for the time being, the fastest/easiest way to get there is flying to Cancun and then hiring a reputable driver or taxi to drive you there. 

Where to Stay

There's lots of boutique hotel options to choose from in Tulum. We've only stayed at the Suenos Tulum, which is ideally located along the beach and walking distance to lots of shops and restaurants. Some others that look great are Be Tulum, Lula Hotel and La Zebra.

Lounging at Suenos Tulum wearing our new Ava sandals in white

What to Do

Aside from relaxing by the beach, Tulum offers something for almost everyone. From boutique shopping to spas to cenotes to yoga classes to beach clubs to renting bikes to visiting the ancient Mayan ruins, there are endless things to do in Tulum. You probably won't have time to do it all. So plan accordingly and know you may have to visit another time!

What to Pack

Tulum's vibe is very boho chic. Think lightweight layers, crochet coverups, woven bags and straw hats. Forget the heels. Sandals (like our new Ava ones) are perfect since the streets are kind of uneven and bumpy. 

Our new limited-edition Ava sandals in gold metallic while in Tulum

Where to Eat

Hartwood and Arca are some hot spots. For nightlife, checkout Rosa Negra. Arrive between 8:30-9pm to ensure the best seat and enjoy the live DJ, dancers and sparklers! 

Other Things to Know

Tulum is generally safe, but it's best to stay in a group - especially at night as it's pretty dark. There are lots of mosquitos so be sure to pack bug repellant. 

Have you been to Tulum? What are some of your favorite spots? Share in the comments below!

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