NEST Tulum is simply perfection.
Far from the polished vibe of Cancun and even Playa del Carmen, Tulum carries itself in a very unflashy, understated fashion.
First, head to the beach, the glistening beach, with its fine sand and its lapping, deliciously warm, blue-green waves and the occasional half-buried boulder that hides a massive iguana blissfully unconcerned with all the foot traffic around him. The beaches here, every bit as “Caribbean” as their Caribbean neighbors, almost single-handedly makes the trip worth every penny and every hour sitting in an enclosed space thousands of feet above ground. Later, spread out and explore – the beach will be there when you get back. Upon closer look, you’ll realize there’s more to this popular vacation destination than its beaches and the overwhelming number of resorts. Mysterious cenotes – some too deep to reach the bottom, inlets, and lagoons offer unique swimming opportunities. Well-preserved Mayan ruins, built around 1200 A.D. atop a cliff in Tulum, transport visitors back to a once glorious time. Exotic wildlife, both on land and underwater, present a chance to interact with nature. Aquatic and cultural theme parks like Xel-Ha and Xcaret provide fun recreation for both kids and adults. And then …
On the western side of the Caribbean, 940 miles from Cuba, is the Riviera Maya – a little piece of paradise where lush, green cliffs decorated with stunning ruins of a once great civilization meet fine, powdery sand and warm, Caribbean blue waters. A coastal corridor south of Cancun, the region is a definite tourist enclave; yet during the slow season when most people are distracted with their usual routines, here – where the simple yet continually vibrant local life is more apparent than the big resorts (that entice vacationers and promise luxuries but at a steep price) it coexists with – is where a weary soul can find respite. all rights reserved. no part of this blog post may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the author.