Tulum Travel Diary, Part 1
We visited in the middle of June, which is technically the beginning of the rainy season. Given that Tulum is in the jungle, you’re always taking a chance with rain. It stormed heavily for a day and a half when we visited, but then cleared up for the remainder of our trip.
On the days it didn’t rain, the weather was hotter and more humid, but nothing terrible. I wouldn’t shy away from returning in June – off-season means fewer crowds and cheaper accommodation.
Fly into Cancun Airport, then take a car, bus, or private shuttle to Tulum. Tulum is about an hour and a half outside of Cancun.
We flew in on a red-eye from LAX and hopped straight onto an air-conditioned private van. The hassle free convenience of this experience made it totally worth the extra cost. You can easily book this through your hotel.
Stay by the beach! There are so many charming, intimate boutique hotels lining the ocean where you can fall asleep to the sound of waves and walk to shops and restaurants along the main road.
After hearing wonderful things about Coqui Coqui from several friends, we almost booked a room before learning the hotel did not have AC. When we went to visit the spa and perfumeria, we learned that the government had seized 16 resorts in Tulum (including Coqui Coqui) – incredibly sad news.
For future visits, I would revisit The Beach, or stay at Posada Margherita or Be Tulum. IMO, as long as you are by the beach, you will love your experience ; ).
Part two of my travel diary will be posted soon. Stay tuned to read about what to do and where to eat in Tulum!