We mixed tourist + local today when I got my directions mixed up early this morning and we headed towards Playa Del Carmen unnecessarily. So, instead of turning around, we played tourist for a little while and then (how we forgot, I’ll never know.) we realized that we were exactly where we vacationed during our honey moon five years earlier. We walked down the beach and headed straight for the Indigo Beach Restaurant that we went to five years earlier after we got done with a spearfishing trip to grab two beers to celebrate the catch of the day. At the time, they only had Modelo but we were on such a natural high from the experience that we totally didn’t care. We ordered two, plugged our nose (really) and sucked them down to celebrate. So, five years later, we did the same thing. Same beer, same style except this time was a little different… this was a huge trip down memory lane for us and that definitely helped make the Modelo taste a little bit sweeter this time.
After the beer, we decided to walk down the strip where all of the touristy shops are but after not finding much, we decided to go grab some lunch and the first place we saw was Sushi Roll. It’s located in the Playa Del Carmen Mall (complete tourist trap). It comes complete with Forever 21 and H&M so you know what it is. We did walkthroughs because I really wanted to see what kind of gear they were selling in Mexico – hoping for cute, summery dresses and a perfect pair of sandals but instead it was filled with cashmere sweaters, gloves and hats. Such a weird feeling. Devon was pumped because we got out of there pretty fast. Win-won because Im not buying a sweater in 80 degree heat, even if it is in the 50’s back home.
After we had lunch, we found the cutest little shop that sold only chocolate and coffee. My kinda place so we totally had to stop in!
After our little chocolate break, we walked around, got lost, found the rental again and headed towards what this post is really about; Tulum Beach Rd. Ohmagah. Eyesight HEAVEN, wallet HELL. When you image a tiny little boho town, this is it. And it’s less than a mile away from out hotel. HI, PERFECT LOCATION. Kore Resort, you’re my favorite spot in Mexico from here on out. These are some of the pictures I took of the most amazing little shops and spots while we acted like locals.
I’ve been overloading y’all with pics but seriously, I can’t help it. Tulum is STUNNING. Like we would buy a piece of property here, we love it so much. Such a magical, romantic place. I’m going to put together a Mexico Must-Do list because we’ve done so many great things so far and have so much planned ahead so if you;re planning a trip to Mexico, stay tuned for that!