There’s nothing like a Mexican winter, especially in Tulum, Mexico where winter temperatures never touch the light-blue waters or white-sand beaches.  In fact, temperatures in Tulum rarely drop below a soothing 70 degrees (even in February).

Tulum, Mexico, located on the southern edge of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is the perfect carefree getaway.  It’s a little off the grid, but the hot long days and moonlight nights are big hit amongst travelers of all types.

Where to Stay:

Choose from beachfront bungalows, like Hemingway, that boasts picaresque palms and perfectly placed hammocks slung between their trunks.  It’s described as a small ecological resort immersed in a lush garden and surrounded by an uncontaminated tropical forest.  Enjoy a massage or eat fresh fish at the restaurant on the beach. Sea view rooms are less than $200/night.

Ocho Tulum is another eco-resort that runs off wind power and generators.  They have a brand new yoga studio steps from the ocean, where you can om to the aqua ocean breeze.  Classes available every morning at 10am and every afternoon at 5pm.  Their spa is inspired by the 7 pillars of well being, and they boast have two palapas massage rooms situated above high tide.

Take a Day Trip:

Tulum is one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Mayans, and remains today one of the best-preserved Mayan coastal site.  Plan to spend the afternoon moseying the 40-foot cliffs soaking in both the sun and the history of the city.

Take a Swim:  

At the Gran Cenote- the word evolved from the Mayan “dzonot,” which means “well” — are freshwater caves and underground rivers you can snorkel or dive in.

-Arianna Schioldager

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