Tulum is an idyllic beach town located along the Maya Riviera in the Yucatán peninsula. The sea is a shade of blue you’ve never seen before, a vivid turquoise, cloudy as limestone yet bright as aquamarine. Fashionable hippies float around in maxi skirts and floppy hats and lounge on seaside beds with a detox juice in hand. It’s little wonder then, that Tulum has been dubbed Mexico’s chic hippie town. It’s a bohemian paradise of vegan eateries, green juices, massages on the beach and yoga with sand underfoot making it a dream destination for those inspired by a healthy way of living. Here is a guide to this beautiful corner of the earth featuring what to do, where to eat and which cenotes to swim in.
Cenote Dos Ojos is made up of two caves with the clearest blue waters and is said to be the best cenote for scuba diving. It’s an eerie but magical experience swimming deeper between the caverns with birds flying overhead and fish swimming around you.
Ik Kil Cenote is an open-air natural pool with vines and greenery bordering the opening. Make sure you jump off the limestone carved platforms into the deep water below.