The magic of Tulum

If you haven’t read the intro to my Mexican adventures head over to my latest post HERE to get up to date.

In Tulum you don’t have to search far to find amazing cafes and restaurants that do incredible raw and vegan food.  One thing I think London is missing is vegan eateries with a really cool vibe!  I always feel that although the food may be good, the atmosphere is Dry AF and the interior is uninspiring.  Tulum is a whole different ball game.  It is beautiful and vibey beyond belief.

NOMADE

 As soon as you walk into Nomade you are completely captivated by it’s magic, it truly is a beautiful and inspiring place.  It is pricey and at times can seem a bit showy, but don’t be put off.  They have a beautiful gratitude tent with really inspirational talks and workshops led by international speakers and healers.  They have a beach side yoga shala and hammocks and swing chairs galore.  If you are heading down to Nomade to sunbathe and enjoy the facilities, it is 50 dollars minimum spend per person and it gets full quickly.  Make sure you book if you are wanting to go for lunch or dinner.  Nomade is somewhere you can eat, drink, sleep, beach, yoga, but it won’t be cheap!

RAW LOVE

We found this place on our last day and we were so happy to have made the effort to go.  This is a super cute little plant based hang out with hammocks hanging from the trees and lots of yogis who love nothing more than giving each other big hugs.  It is a really cool place with no showiness, it is just natural beauty at it’s best.  The food was some of my favourite of the whole holiday, the vegan white chocolate cheesecake is to die for and all the bowls and salads are so colourful.  We loved it there and wished we found it sooner.

Just beside Raw Love you will find Ahau which has lots of interesting things going on including ecstatic dance, yoga, temazcal and sound healing.  Go and get involved!

CO. CONAMOR

We were staying up in the town of Tulum as the beach hotels over New Year were just SILLY expensive.  It was great because we got a real feel for Tulum and got to experience lots of different areas. In the town it is much less fancy but still really really cool and this is where we found Co.Conamor.

Oh my goodness you have to go, it is the sweetest little plant based cafe in what feels like someone’s back garden.  The food is amazing!!!!  I had the thai chickpea burger and it was INSANE!

CHARLY’S VEGAN TACOS

We went here in the evening and loved it.  It is down on the jungle side of the beach area in Tulum.  Lit up with fairy lights  and hanging lanterns we knocked back a good few cocktails.  It’s a cool place, chilled vibe, delicious grub and cocktails.  The perfect date night.

We had a really balanced holiday whilst in Tulum, some days we just wanted to lap up the beach and sunbathe, swim and read.  For total vitamin sea, I loved hanging out on a bed at Papaya Playa, Nomade and Ahau.  Ahau was probably my favourite as it did not have a entrance fee or a minimum spend.  Yep guys, Tulum can be expensive!

One thing that you HAVE to do is swim in the cenotes!  The water is crystal clear, the snorkelling is mind blowing and you might even get the honour of swimming along side a family of turtles like we did!  We went to four different cenotes, there are lots, but my absolute favourite one was Dos Ojos.  It was otherworldly and magical, we had a great guide so we got to do the full snorkel.  Snorkelling through batcaves, deep dives, unbelievable formations of rock, truly it was UNREAL!

Another cenote I loved was Nicte – Ha, we were the only ones there, it was a a hidden paradise.

If I could, I would click my fingers and be back in Tulum right now, it has so much goodness to offer thrown in with a lot of fun, excellent margaritas, the BEST beach and water, Tulum we absolutely loved you!  I hope this run down of some of my favourite spots is useful and please do share if you have any recommendations of your own!

Love

Steffy x

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