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Cancun and Tulum

After five amazing days in Mexico City, as much as I was sad to leave, I was excited for our next stop on the trip.. Cancun.


Cancun was very different to Mexico City.  Very glam and luxurious with big hotels and even bigger shopping centres.  It actually reminded me a little of Dubai.

The hotel we stayed in was called The Grand Oasis and it literally had everything you needed, you really didn't need to leave.  It was huge, with multiple pools and restaurants and even it's own beach.  Best of all was the all inclusive drinks and swim up bars!

We did, however, go out to a couple of restaurants near our hotel and there were some lovely Italian places.  We had a really good pizza one night but some of the other restaurants were not that vegetarian friendly.

We didn't do much exploring here and stayed at our hotel most days as there was so much to do and we wanted some down time after being so active in Mexico City.  I'm not sure if I would rush back here as it was so built up and 'Americanised' but I would recommend it if you wanted a nice chilled beach break.


After 5 days here we set off on a 2 hour coach ride to Tulum.  I would definitely recommend this for getting to Tulum as it's so much cheaper (about £15 each) than a taxi and the coach is fully air conditioned and drops you close to most hotels.

Our hotel here was called Hotel Posada and it was a cute boutique hotel with a small amount of rooms and a pretty plunge pool in the middle.  You could also hire bikes for very cheap (about £25 per day) and this was the best way of getting around Tulum.

We were only here for 4 days so the first day we visited the beach which was absolutely beautiful with it's white sand and turquoise water.  We found a lovely beach restaurant which sold the BEST cocktails and food.  We spent hours here (and a lot of money ha) but it was worth it.

The second day we visited Chichen Itza which is one of the 7 wonders of the world.  It was a super super hot day which made wandering about it a bit harder but I did really enjoy this.  We booked a tour bus to take us and guide us around which I would recommend.  We also got lunch and were able to visit the cenotes later which we needed to cool off!

On the third day we hired bikes and went to visit some of the ruins in the morning.  They were amazing to see especially on the beach, the views were insane.  They also had the cutest wildlife including these little coyote type animals (see below).  Then we headed back to the beach for another chilled afternoon at our favourite restaurant!

Just as I thought the holiday couldn't get any better, as we walked down the beach towards our bikes, my boyfriend got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!  I instantly said yes and now I have a fiance.  And a wedding to plan!  The most perfect end to a perfect holiday.  I was actually on cloud 9 and couldn't stop starring at my beautiful ring.

The nightlife in Tulum was really good.  It had a fun vibe but still chilled.  There were a lot of younger people there and backpackers.  Everyone sat around in bars and restaurants eating, drinking and just having a good time.  I much prefer this than going out to clubs now!

Have you been to Cancun or Tulum?  Where would you recommend I go next?

Lauren xx


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