2 days in Tulum...feeling the fire and water
Arrivo en Cancun! Take the ADO bus for 136 pesos or about $10USD or hire a car/driver in advance. The drive from the airport is about 2 hours - so bring bottled water.
Check into your bungalow at Yoga Shala Tulum - I stayed here and LOVED it! Cost is only $39USD/ night for my own little room with a desk, bed/mosquito net and shared showers and toilets. Also included use of a gorgeous yoga studio, small kitchen, and outdoor hut-chill out area. The Yoga Shala is across the road from the beach and my favorite place to eat.
Rent a bicycle at the Yoga Shala for $10-15USD/day and head to the nearest beach-or simply walk across the street-take a dip and watch the sunset unfold.
Fine an ATM - they are on the street as stand-alone kiosks - and get some pesos-most businesses only take cash.
Day 1 -- SUP Yoga - in a blue lagoon
Get up early and take a taxi downtown to Del Cielo Bistro. Loved the fruit plate and yogurt here!
Stand-up paddle board Yoga with SUP Tulum! Get ready to meet Nancy for stand up paddle board yoga at an off-the-grid fresh water lagoon near Tulum. Bring a water proof camera, hat, sunglasses and bio-degradeable sunscreen! Enjoy the class and definitely try the coconut honey energy balls and fresh beet, ginger, tumeric juice they provide after class.
Get back to downtown and go shopping - make sure to get to the Panaderia for a 6 peso baked treat! Merchants here are kind and some speak a bit of English. Tips: Have your exchange rate calculator ready and bargaining is ok! Leave yourself 200 pesos to get a taxi home-I made that mistake and it was quite and adventure getting home to the yoga Shala without any cash! Thanks to a sweet taxi driver, I got home safely.
Back at the shala, take a quick nap or head to the beach and then off to dinner at Charlie's Vegan Tacos (not great, just okay) or another of many bike-able distance veggies restaurants. On the way back to the Shala-stop in for live music at one of the many bars-all are safe and fun in the tourist area. Some have salsa lessons, live music, dancing-whatever you're feeling!
Day 2 -- Free diving at the Cenotes, a Clay massage, & one little shop
Have breakfast at Ahua Tulum across the street-get one of the healthy juice mixtures.
You'll get picked up at Ahua by your host and owner of Paddle Tours Tulum, Maurício, a super sweet soul, who will take you to a Cenote for SUPing, free-diving, and then lunch at a locals only spot in town-highly recommend this tour-learned so much!!
Have an afternoon treat at my favorite place to eat in Tulum - Raw Love.
Take a quick bike ride outdoor clay/mud massage at the Mayan Clay Spa. Was so deeply relaxing and exfoliating! And my masseur was also a Reiki master, so I got some extra energy work!
Say hi at this cute shop, very close to the Mayan Clay Spa. The owner, seen in the pic below, makes her own fabuluous one-of-a-kind creations. Take your time here and connect with the owner-she is very grounded and passes this vibration to those open.
Enjoy one last sunset...and sadly...you're off to the airport!!