Tulum

Tulum | Mexico

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Tulum was the first place I’ve visited purely based on social media reviews but it certainly did not disappoint! Easily doable in a short weekend but with enough natural beauty to keep you busy for weeks, Tulum has something to offer every traveler.

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The small road that winds along the coast combined with the boutique hotels and restaurants immediately reminded me of my favorite island in Indonesia, Gili T. We stayed in a beautiful bungalow but wished we had stayed along the beach. Be advised, there is only one way in and one way out the beach road so the further down the road you stay, the longer it takes to get out.

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Cenotes of the Yucatán | Mexico

Cenote Ik Ikl was the first cenote we visited and it’s well-worth the stop if you’re near Chichen Itza. Words cannot describe and pictures cannot do justice to this natural beauty! We were fortunate to arrive in between tour buses and didn’t have to battle the crowds. Felipe even overcame his fear of heights and jumped off the top step!

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We also visited Gran Cenote, which as the name indicates, was large. It honestly wasn’t my favorite out of the ones we visited because it was rather crowded and a bit lackluster. But, if you, like the other 50 people there, are dying for a great profile pic, this is the place for you.

Also, more instagrammers on the right…

Also, more instagrammers on the right…

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Cenote Azul was the most tranquil, perhaps because we arrived just after it opened and we had the place to ourselves for a good 30 minutes before anyone else showed up. It’s on the way from Cancun to Tulum so whether you’re on the way in or out, it’s a quick stop well worth the time!

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