03 Jul 5 Reasons to Visit Tulum for your next Wellness Getaway
Looking for a place to relax, stay fit, and eat well, but the idea of sitting beach or poolside for hours on end with a book sounds a bit, well, boring? Tulum is your next wellness haven.
Get your passport ready!An easily accessible destination, Tulum is a quick flight (1 hour and 20 minutes direct from Miami to Cancun Airport (CUN)) from any major airport on the East Coast, with tons of flight options to take you there. From the airport, grab a taxi ($100 USD) or an ADO bus (about $15 USD) for a 1.5-2 hour drive, enjoy a recharging snooze on the way, and—VOILA!— you’ve arrived at this little slice of blissful paradise.
Never been? Or maybe you have visited, and are looking for a fresh perspective. Here are my top 5 reasons to visit Tulum for your next Wellness Getaway, in no particular order:
1. Get some Vitamin SEA
Picture perfect beaches offer a stunning set of blues and turquoise colors, where you can snorkeling with turtles, explore the reefs, dive, kayak, swim al fresco (yep, a lot of clothing optional areas here!), or just play crashing in the waves (my personal favorite). Overlooking to waters can be the ideal start to your day over a meditation and pranayama, soaking in all the healing benefits salt air and water have to offer to cleanse the body and mind.
2. Get nourished
Fruititarians, rejoice! Due to its tropical climate, the Riviera Maya, Mexico boasts some incredible juicy fruits year-round. Vine-ripe mangoes, bring pink papayas, bananas abound, the rare pitaya (dragonfruit), juicy carambola (starfruit), sweet piñas (pineapple), candy-like guavas, and popping-fresh lychees line the streets and supermarkets awaiting your tastebuds. There’s also a fresh array of avocados, fishes, and blends of rices and healthy grains to choose from, if that’s more your palette.
Shown above: fresh cut pitaya (dragonfruit) after my morning practice (mat: eKOlite by Manduka)
3. Get zen
True, you can yoga anywhere. But I will argue there’s something—just something—a bit different about experiencing your yoga practice in Tulum. You have the beach as your studio, the ocean as your playlist, and the birds and winds expanding your wings to fly. Most resorts host daily yoga classes for you to join. Check out Azulik, Amansala, and Holistaka Tulum to name a few. Or, just rock a downdog anywhere you find fit!
4. Get smart
Rich in Mayan history, explore the ruins of Coba and Tulum, offering hours of history, ancient knowledge, and discovery to take in. These Ancient grounds hold a special energy to the native people and local communities, who are proud of their heritage and culture. The Mayan Riviera is named for the Maya who settled in the area. The Mayan civilization has been around for thousands of years, who were an extremely advanced civilization that made great advancements in engineering, mathematics, astronomy and writing.
5. Get blissed
Many of the spas in the Tulum area offer all of your favorite massages from back home. But, my suggestion, skip those and take advantage of the unique Mayan offerings that are indigenous to the native cultures and lands for your pampering and restoration! Cleanse the mind, body, and soul with a purification ritual, known as a Temazcal, a Sobada (which focuses on the digestive organs), or many of the other Mayan rituals to aide in your purification and well-being process.
Have you been to Tulum? What are you favorite memories or places to visit? Please comment and share below! I’ll be back soon and would love to hear your perspective.
Photos taken by yours truly, on location at Azulik and the surrounding Tulum area.