When it comes to picking a destination for your next girls trip, Tulum should be on the top of the list. Known as a relaxing and bohemian beach town on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, a vacation in Tulum promises beautiful turquoise water with plenty to do in it and beside it, rich sightseeing and fabulous restaurants and bars where visitors get to truly unwind from the real world and simply enjoy life with each other for a small bit of time.
Millennials often talk about trips to Cancun and Playa del Carmen as hot destinations. Yet, those areas are known to be expensive and packed by tourists throughout most of the year. An hour’s drive from Cancun, Tulum offers a more laid-back atmosphere with a strong emphasis on wellness. If you want to avoid loud spring breakers on overcrowded beaches and franchise bars, but still want the sun and sand that the Yucatan Peninsula is known for, Tulum is the place to be.
It’s all about the beaches in Tulum. Some people say that the beaches here are the nicest ones in all of Mexico. Fine white sand and sparkling waters along the Caribbean coast provide the perfect atmosphere for you and your girlfriends to unplug and enjoy. Playa Ruinas at the ruins is recommended for those who want to look at ancient Mayan temples while sitting on the sand. Playa Paraiso is often noted as one of the city’s most beautiful beaches. Snorkeling and diving at this beach is widely renowned.
While at the beach, your group must visit some of the cenotes the area has to offer. Cenotes, or natural swimming holes offer the pleasure of swimming and diving into another world of underwater caverns and crystal clear water. La Calavera and Los Ojos are two of the cenotes that are highly recommended by those who visit and explore. Unlike anything else in the world, spending time in Tulum’s cenotes provides a fun way to interact with nature and experience something completely unique.
Part of the magic of the city of Tulum is the plethora of history your friends can take in, simply by visiting the ruins. Sitting directly on a walled Mayan archaeological site, the city offers a spectacular scene for your group to experience. Visitors advise getting to the ruins early in the morning, at opening time, to avoid the busy crowds that often turn up to view the popular Mayan ruins. It is a peaceful and beautiful outing, provided you go at the right time.
Food and fun
If you’re looking to eat well on your girls trip, Tulum offers some of the most delicious foods, of a wide variety. As a whole, the city is dedicated to sustainability, which is why some of the best vegetarian and seafood options are found here. Known as the relaxing part of the social beach scene of Mexico, Tulum has food to suit all tastes. Hartwood, Posada Margherita and The Real Coconut are three restaurants that come highly recommended by foodies and non-foodies alike. A far cry from the dense crowds and loud partying scene in Cancun, the bars and clubs in Tulum offer something for every one of your friends. You can enjoy cocktails and dance on the beach with live DJ’s at places like Gitano or the Papaya Playa Project, or take a cab into town with your girlfriends and hit up Batey Mojito & Guarapo Bar for live musicians and drinks.
When you’re planning your next girlfriend getaway, spending some time in Tulum should be a requirement. Each of you will find something to love in this serene town bubbling over with gorgeous beaches, rich history and a social scene for every vibe. While you may not arrive in Tulum with a carefree attitude, the relaxation and centeredness you’ll have upon departure is guaranteed. Visit Tulum and you will always look back at the experience fondly.