Tulum Snapshots

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Happy Saturday, guys! Last weekend I got to spend some time in Tulum, Mexico with friends. It was a short trip, so we really only had two full days there to soak in everything we could. Some of you saw me posting on IG and asked if we’d be doing a city guide. I think it was just too short of a trip to get enough info for a guide together, but I’d be happy to share what we did and loved with you anyway in case you’re curious.

Ziggy'sBeach dayTulum day1 Tulum ruinsBeach picTrey at the beachTulum gangTulum day1 Emma and TreyGitano signOur first day we spent some time on the beach. There was a LOT of seaweed this time of year, so we mostly just hung out in the beach bars but didn’t swim much. I really liked Ziggy’s, which is where that photo with all the hanging basket-looking chandeliers is from. We also spent about an hour or so visiting the ruins nearby, which was totally worth the short drive. And for dinner that night we went to Gitano, which was really good and had the best atmosphere. We stayed at an AirBnB while we were there. It was a very short distance from pretty much everything, so it was very easy to get around in our rental van. 🙂

PopsiclesCenotesDos ojos in tulumSwimming in cenotesUnderwater photographyDos ojosSnacks!Tulum in AugustOn our second day we got breakfast, did a little shopping and then got Paletas (at Flor De Michoacan). It was a good morning! Then we drove to Dos Ojos, which is one of the Cenotes in the area. We spent most of the afternoon there swimming and hanging out. In the parking area there was a guy with a cart selling a sort of crepe-like wrap that had bananas and Nutella. So, obviously I got that on the way out. Then we had dinner on the beach at Posada Margherita, which is a charming little Italian spot.

Like I said, it was a short, but awesome trip! I LOVE Tulum and would highly recommend staying there if you are planning a trip to Mexico and don’t want to stay on a resort. xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Just got home after 3 months in Mexico. I loved Tulum! Beautiful phtoos.

  • hey cool post!
    I’m sooooo in love with Mexico!!!
    I was in tulum, too. and I also wrote a blogpost about it!
    Would be cool if you read mine:)

  • I’m so glad you enjoyed your trip to Tulum, even though it was short. There is so much to do there. I just returned to the US after living in Tulum almost nine years and I miss it already. The seaweed has been a real problem this entire year – not just in Tulum, but throughout the Caribbean. Hopefully it will clear up soon. Great shots in Dos Ojos. 🙂

  • I bought it second hand but I heard via IG that someone else bought the same one from Belk.


  • Amazing photos looks like you had an amazing time! x

  • This place is definitely on my bucket list, looks gorgeous there! Lovely pictures, looks like you had a great time! x

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

  • looks like an excellent holiday ; love the snapshot of the hat !!


  • Loved Tulum, it’s beautiful! Looks like you had a fun filled few days 🙂

  • i wanna go there 🙁 great post, congrats for your work
    xo xo from Paris

  • I’ve seen to many great posts about this place. That water is so blue and clear!!! If it wasn’t so far from Australia I might have visited already… glad your quick trip was a fab one 🙂

    Megan || www.ohheyblog.com

  • Looks like such a great trip! Your photos look amazing and I wish I was there.


  • Wow, it’s so amazing to me how there are so many places on this earth that I’ve never heard of but are SO beautiful. Great post!


  • Great post! We are actually thinking of taking a trip to Tulum this winter. These photos definitely make me want to go ahead and get the plane tickets!


  • Oh wow! I saw some of your pictures on Instagram – it looks so beautiful there! Mexico has always been on my dream travel list, so hopefully one day I’ll get to visit. Looks like you had a great trip, and that air bnb looks amazing too.
    xo April | April Everyday

  • so jealous! looks like you had an awesome time though- your pictures are beautiful! xx, kenz

  • I loved Tulum! So beautiful. Glad you had a great trip! And love the pics.

  • the photos are so beautiful! wow! looks like a beautiful area xxxx


  • Ah love the aqua colors in this post. One of my new favorite colors!

    doitfortheirony.com / creative lifestyle blog of a career gal.

  • Those are some beautiful photos. It looks like you had a blast,

  • Ziggy’s looks like it has such a great atmosphere! I’ve never been to Mexico, but Tulum looks like a great place t visit!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • These snapshots are so beautiful! I love the ones underwater. They make me miss living on a tropical island.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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