Travel Series Part 3: Like Like a Local in Tulum, Mexico

Travel Series Part 3: Like Like a Local in Tulum, Mexico


A Photo Essay


For those searching for unexplored treasures, cute cultural towns, and tropical beaches with fresh coconut water straight from the trees, Tulum and the east coast of Mexico are on the 'must see' list!

Follow our travel correspondent, Ritsa Karametou as she shows us how to explore and Live Like a Local in Tulum, Mexico

tulum beach bed

The East coast of Mexico is famous for the beautiful long white beaches and pelicans who are hanging around you, ready to eat their next meal in front of you. 

Pelican in Tulum

Speaking of meals, Tulum is home to the best fish tacos I've ever had in my life! The burritos with coconut tortilla flour and the collection of spicy sauces were the start of the day for any local. Margaritas, of course followed every meal and a mango sorbet always the dessert!

fish tacos in tulum
Churro stand in tulum

Mexican people are really friendly and love to have a good time. If you are lucky enough you will bump into a fiesta which will last a week. A week full of laughs, dance and food!! 

Fiesta in Tulum, Mexico

By day, the sun is always up in the sky, and ready to give us the light for more exploration!

driving in tulum

In this country you will love to cycle around the traditional small villages which are full of cute street dogs. Every building has its own unique color. Nothing is plain in Mexico! It's a happy city full of life and art!

Tulum tuck tuck

street art in Tulum

colorful houses in tulum

Closer to the beaches from Cancun to Tulum the streets surrounded by beautiful boutiques and little shops. Every coffee shop has his own character, all of them have amazing decoration, which inspire you to spend hours drinking fresh tropical smoothies.

cafe in tulum

The water on the coast of Cancun to Tulum is the best for snorkelling and scuba diving. So if you are fan of the ocean and it's beautiful world I guarantee this will be a paradise for you. Be aware, in March there are lots of whale sharks passing by to say hi!

whale shark tulum
Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World you can find in a 3.5 hour drive from Tulum.

ancient mayan city close to tulum
Chichen Itza Historical sites close to tulum

On your way to Chichen Itza you should definitely stop in the small town Coba, where there you can find a complex of Cenotes. Cenotes are all around, some of them look like a big pond and others mystical caves. All of the Cenotes in the area, connect to each other and only those who are not scared of cave diving can explore those dark waters. Personally I really enjoy just swimming in the turquoise waters and watching the braves divers.

Cenotes in Tulum

Mexico is amazing colorful country with so much to explore! Tell us in the comments what you think of Tulum!



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