Mexico’s zen destination is a lush magical jungle and true barefoot luxury. The eco-friendly city of Tulum is a secluded oasis with its white sugar sands, boho vibe, and glistening jade-green waters. Mayan ruins and moonlight raves, Tulum leans heavily on words such as “magical”, “bohemian”, “paradise” and “peace”.
Your inner wellness is remarkably easy in Tulum, with options for vegan and vegetarian dishes that range from fresh guacamole to power-rich juices and scrumptious raw foods.
Raw Love Cafe
The healthiest spot of Tulum – Raw Love Cafe. If you’re into raw vegan yums, you can chill out in their boho hammocks while devouring their decadent bliss balls. Everything on the menu is gluten-free and plant-based. You can add any kind of superfood to your smoothie, fresh juices, shots, sip on a matcha lattes, or my absolute favorite – the perfect açai bowl. Try their exotic mushroom tea blends.
The secret jungle spot where anything can happen. A seductive open-air lounge under the stars. A marriage of traditional Mayan craftsmanship and modern elegant influences. Wild supports the local community by buying ingredients and produce from local farmers, producers, and fishermen.
Vegan Dish: Grilled layered vegetables with tofu, dates, agave honey & cashew nuts, avocado cream & red pepper emulsion.
Best Chai in Tulum, or any other city. Sweet, fresh, and dirty. Tucked away in an open jungle lounge. Everything is fresh and organic.
OJO DE AGUA
Fresh avocados, juice, and plant-y snacks. You can also add some vodka to that juice. Olé! What excites me about this treat, is their use of bamboo straws instead of plastic. I’m pleased to see an awareness around the globe about plastic waste.
OVER 500,000,000 PLASTIC STRAWS ARE DISCARDED EVERYDAY
Set in the dense jungle, with a white sand beach as its backyard, the private boutique hotel is a near-perfect wandering tropic.
Private exclusive suites between the jungle, white sand, and the sea. Constructed with native materials, comfortable and sophisticated interior, designer furniture and private pools.
Be on the lookout for the resident jungle cat. Meow.
Visit the Yäan Wellness Energy Spa for rejuvenation in a magical organic setting. It is a center of wellness and healing of mind, body and soul. From the moment you pass the burning flame, you will be immersed in the elements of fire, air, water, and wood. The Wellness Spa is a healing sanctuary offering energy healing, herbal bath rituals, body treatments, cleanses and detox programs, as well as other enlivening spa rituals designed to cleanse body and spirit.
Nature excursions in Tulum are endless. It’s up to you to decide whether you prefer the sea, cenote, or beach. I took an hour-long snorkeling trip from the beach and swam with some majestic endangered Green Sea Turtles. Sea turtles suffer from poaching and over-exploitation. They face habitat destruction and accidental capture in fishing gear. Climate change has an impact on turtle nesting sites.
90% of the reefs in the Caribbean have disappeared since 1980. 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotion finds its way onto coral reefs annually.
When chemical sunscreens wash off into the ocean, they are toxic to coral and are dangerous to marine animals. Mexico has banned products with oxybenzone from its eco-reserves.