Next stop: Tulum

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We hadn\'t planned out the second part of our trip until we got to Mexico, but decided we\'d visit Tulum, which ended up being our favourite stop.  We booked our place the night before, deciding that we\'d stay in a hostel for a few days, as it\'s kind of nice to be able to socialize with other travelers.  

Our host in Valladolid kindly offered to drop us back at the bus station, where we had something to eat and boarded us bus to Tulum.  Once we got there, we walked about 5 minutes to our hostel, Rancho Tranquilo.  It was a great place- we had a little cabin with porch and hammock out front.  Chris pointed out some spots on a map, and we decided we\'d do a beach stop that afternoon.

We caught a taxi to the beach, and took a walk along the water.  Lots of sargassum (a type of seaweed that\'s also sometimes problematic in Roatan) washed up on shore, pretty smelly, but some areas it had already been raked up and buried.  We spent a couple hours on the beach- it was perfect temperature, a bit overcast so not too hot.  I had brought along a book, so I relaxed and read while the boys swam.

When we got back, we got cleaned up, and then went to a nearby restaurant, Burrito Amor, for dinner.  It was delicious.  Once we got back to the hostel, the boys got some electronics time, and I hung out in the common area for awhile with some of the other guests.

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We hadn't planned out the second part of our trip until we got to Mexico, but decided we'd visit Tulum, which ended up being our favourite stop.  We booked our place the night before, deciding that we'd stay in a hostel for a few days, as it's kind of nice to be able to socialize with other travelers.  

Our host in Valladolid kindly offered to drop us back at the bus station, where we had something to eat and boarded us bus to Tulum.  Once we got there, we walked about 5 minutes to our hostel, Rancho Tranquilo.  It was a great place- we had a little cabin with porch and hammock out front.  Chris pointed out some spots on a map, and we decided we'd do a beach stop that afternoon.

We caught a taxi to the beach, and took a walk along the water.  Lots of sargassum (a type of seaweed that's also sometimes problematic in Roatan) washed up on shore, pretty smelly, but some areas it had already been raked up and buried.  We spent a couple hours on the beach- it was perfect temperature, a bit overcast so not too hot.  I had brought along a book, so I relaxed and read while the boys swam.

When we got back, we got cleaned up, and then went to a nearby restaurant, Burrito Amor, for dinner.  It was delicious.  Once we got back to the hostel, the boys got some electronics time, and I hung out in the common area for awhile with some of the other guests.

Tulum Hotels & Accommodations review
Great home away from home in Tulum
Friendly owners Chris and Audrey made us feel right at home. Rustic cabins with central gardens and shared bathrooms, includes breakfast of waffles o… read entire review
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