Thanks to CityRepublik & CityGirlCurlz I was able to take a much needed girls trip with brand owner Phylicia Alvarez (@phyliciaalvarez), model Lindsey Butler (@say_lindsay), and Beauty blogger (@amandarrwalker). Here’s a recap of our trip..!
Where we stayed
We Stayed at Coco Tulum, a gorgeous hotel with the beach as its backyard. The hotel has cabana style rooms and a shared bathroom for all the guests to use. I thought this would be an issue but it ended up being no issue at all, the bathrooms were cleaned constantly and there was always a stall or shower open.
Due to the hot and humid weather, we found ourselves taking 3 to 4 showers daily.
The hotel wifi was subpar since the part of Tulum we were staying in is basically the jungle, but we were still able to to connect to the internet to post a picture on Instagram and make a quick phone call home via WhatsApp. AC’s had just been installed at the hotel the day we arrived (Thank God!) but the AC was only available 7pm to 7am which wasn’t terrible because we were out most days living our best Tulum lives!
Where We Ate
Juanita Diavola – Lucky for us the hotel has a restaurant attached to it and as much as I was ready to dive into some tacos and sopes this place was a pizzeria. I ordered a seafood pasta which was absolutely delicious. The next day we ate breakfast at the same spot because we woke up too late to find something new. I ordered the chilaquiles for breakfast and ordered it again the next morning. Coco Tulum gave us drink passes to 9 different restaurants. Since I am not a big fan of alcohol I used them to try different smoothies at each restaurant.
Coco Limited (top photo)- This is a restaurant at Coco Tulum’s sister hotel. Here we all ordered smoothies, I also ordered a steak with mashed potatoes and broccoli. It wasn’t the best meal I had in Tulum but I finished it in about 5 minutes because I was so hungry.
Rosa Nerga (bottom photo) – The service of this place was A1 just like the food. We entered the beautiful restaurant and were offered complimentary drinks because our table wasn’t ready yet. Once sat down I ordered the Skillet Seared Salmon which came sitting on a sweet potato slice. This was the best meal I had in Tulum. Phylicia ordered the classic mashed potatoes and when I tell you these mashed potatoes changed my life! I wish I could teleport to Tulum really quick just to have another bite!
El Milagrito- Finally some Mexican food!! The restaurant is located in the city part of Tulum so we paid about 150 pesos ($8 USD) to get from our hotel to the city. This place was so bomb! I ordered 3 carne asada tacos which came with a small side of rice and black beans. The rice looked different than what I am used to but was still tasted great so I’m not mad.
Things to Do
Take tons of pictures!
Visit Pablo Escobar’s house (Casa Malca) There is a pool under the pool at Casa Malca so be sure to bring your bathing suit and check it out!
We were trying to party on a Sunday night which seemed nearly impossible since summer is over and Tulum has calmed down a bit. Luckily we found a spot that was directly across the street from El Milagrito called Le Bistro. The DJ was playing good music all night and we ended up dancing till 3 in the morning.
We rented out bikes from Coco Tulum for $12 USD for 24 hrs. I felt like such a kid again! We rode up to Casa Malca which is 3.6 km (2.2 mi)
We did not exchange money right away but it is to have regular cash on you at all times because you never know. The way I ended up getting pesos was from restaurants. I would pay in USD and get my change in pesos. Most restaurants accepted USD and Visa credit card but a few only accepted pesos (be sure to know whether or not they accept the kind of money you have before ordering). We also paid for our taxis in pesos but that was about it. Since I didn’t do any shopping, I am unsure which form of currency they accept.
We landed at the Cancun airport and took a super shuttle to our hotel, Coco Tulum which was about an hour and a half drive from the airport. Once in Tulum we used taxi and bikes to get pretty much everywhere. The bikes were rented from the hotel for $12 USD per 24 hrs and the Taxi cost about 150 pesos ($8 USD) per ride. However, when leaving our hotel in Tulum, SuperShuttle went to the wrong hotel so I had to pay a taxi $120 (USD) to drive me to the airport. Because of this I nearly missed my flight and would not recommend SuperShuttle in Tulum as a reliable form of transportation to and from the airport.
Big thank you to CiyGirlCurlz for sponsoring this girls trip to Tulum! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and would love to go back at any moment. I would recommend Tulum to anyone and everyone who is looking for a beautiful getaway.