I should call this blog post "Anyway, here's 100 pictures of Tulum". Imagine how many pictures you take while on vacation. Now, imagine being a blogger on vacation. With WI-Fi. I'm ready to admit that it took me days to get down to just these photos, partly because I took so many and partly because I wanted to show you what I got to live in for four days: the lush, peaceful, perfect Tulum, Mexico.
The water is so aqua and clear, warm, and easy to navigate - if you don't always try to swim past the break like I do. I literally think I'm a mermaid. It's the purple hair. Thanks to our hotel being located in a national park, I have never seen a place so lavishly green and flourishing in my life. So, here are about 100 pictures of Tulum - pretty much the best place on Earth to celebrate your 30th birthday with a suitcase full of boho gems and your best friends.
Tulum, I swear, is such a bohemian destination. Everything around you is tinged with magic. It's a place where you definitely don't want to waste a perfect view on less than perfect looks. I packed up my current favorite dresses from Selfie Leslie, Free People, and Dress The Population - all brimming with either beautiful prints or texture - and wandered around these beaches and jungles probably incredibly overdressed! I mean...definitely overdressed, but when can you be your most ebullient if not in paradise? I didn't do it on purpose, but I didn't hate how prettily each dress fluttered in the wind - I was very much living in my boho princess moment. Or goddess moment in my sea foam green Athena dress glimmering with gold thread. When your outfit matches the colors of your destination - that is peak fashion blogging, my loves!
I know I love hyperbole, but I say this with no exaggeration - Hotel Diamante K was the most perfect place I have ever stayed in my life. It is the closest thing I can imagine to heaven on Earth. You may notice there's no photos really around the city Tulum or the Ruins here, and it's because I flat-out got to the hotel and didn't want to leave for the next four days (or ever). Our open air bungalow was so simply beautiful with two full beds complete with mosquito netting (why does mosquito netting always look so chic?), a beaded doorway (which is something from a 70s decor dream), waterfall shower, and balcony. I probably spent more time on that balcony - just listening to the waves, the wind chimes, and the quiet - than anywhere else. However, when I did leave the balcony - it was to eat at their incredible restaurant or chill out on their private beach. It was just days of fresh lobster, salmon, shirmp, vegetables, fruits, live music, mezcal, tequila, and tanning on the most perfect little beach enclave. The people who worked there were so kind, and even had a birthday surprise when I arrived. So basically, I will love this place forever and cannot wait to go back. Tulum is a emerging destination, and you can see that on the other side of the beach which is full of yoga retreats and fusion restaurants. What I loved most about Hotel Diamate K is that it retains a sense of being untouched by commercialism and modernity, in the best way. It's a rustic retreat from real life.
P.S. I also got the best massage of MY LIFE there. Outside, next to the Caribbean Sea, it was the first time in two years I didn't feel pain from my car accident. I think I can officially call this place heaven, because that was a miracle.
These? These are just gratuitous sunset shots. I really want everyone to experience Tulum, so if nothing else convinced you - these will.
Happy Travels, Babes!