The beach in Tulum is picture perfect white and the water is crystal clear and that amazing blue color specific to the Caribbean Sea.
Tulum is the perfect backpacker destination. There are a line of hostels and smal hotels at the beach and they all have that special backpacker vibe and really cozy atmosphere. They were all very simple and surprising expensive. Many of the hostels did not have electricity after 8 pm. and the rooms looked more like shelters having sandy floors than hotel rooms. It was a little to simple traveling with a baby and we decided to rent an apartment a few blocks away from the beach. Had it only been the two of us, I have no doubt we would have stayed at the beach in one of the simple hostels.
We stayed in a great apartment in Blueberries Luxery Condos. It was brand new and had a spacious terrace and a small shared pool. We enjoyed the space after having spent some time in hotel rooms. It was nice to have a kitchen and be able to cook instead of going out to eat. There is a big supermarket in Tulum where it is possible to buy a lot of different baby products and we were low on diapers, so it was perfect timing.
Tulum has a lot to offer besides the beautiful beach. Tulum has a Mayan ruin situated on a 12 meter tall cliff along the coast. We visited the ruin taking our boy with us in a stroller. Bringing the stroller should turn out to be a bad decision.
The paths around the site are made of uneven stones making it very difficult to maneuver the stroller. We ended up carrying the stroller most of the way to the ruin.
The site is worth a visit but mostly because of the location of the ruin on the cliff. The ruin itself was not that amazing.
Along the beach there are a few kitesurfer schools and the conditions for learning to kitesurf are perfect. We did not have any luck with the wind. It was windless when we were there, so we did not get the chance to surf. We enjoyed the beach and played with our son in the shadow.
Outside Tulum there are some undergrown caves. I have to admit that I was not all that excited to snorkle in the dark water. My husband snorkelled while me and our boy watched him from a little bridge. The snorkling was not amazing but it was different and exciting to explore the caves under water. The site is beautiful but also well visited. When we were there, a tourist bus arrived with Russian tourist and the place was all of the sudden very crowded. If possible visit the place early in the morning.
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