WHERE TO TAKE HER | TULUM
Tulum...it's more of an idea than a place. If you didn't believe the combination of style, culture and eco-friendliness could be sexy, your opinion would be dismantled upon visiting Tulum.
Stay at Coral Tulum If there is one theme running through the hotels of Tulum, it's a commitment to eco-friendly practices. With no shortage of stylish boutique hotels committed to this ethos, we opted to stay at Ana y Jose's charming luxury boutique hotel, Coral Tulum. Their 20 suites all include chic furnishings, luxury showers and a balcony with one of the best pools we've ever seen. We loved their amazing staff, oceans views and the breakfast included feature allowing us the option to dine indoors or outdoors on the beach.
Adventure at The Mayan Ruins of Coba: Yes, we visited the Tulum Ruins first and foremost. Yes, it's gorgeous and yes there is a lot of history to absorb here. However, if you truly want to experience an amazing adventure while touring the Mayan ruins, venture out. Forty minutes away was a small town, Coba, that the locals deemed the must see of the Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Drinks at The Mulberry Project: The only thing better than amazing is an amazing custom cocktail. By way of Brooklyn, this bespoke pop-up style watering hole will have you questioning all the whack cocktails you've ever had prior.
Lunch at Mateos Mexican Grill: A Cold Modelo and an amazing beer battered fish tacos will leave you stranded here for hours. The vibe is a super "vibey" outdoor eatery with reggae tunes flowing in the background.
Sunset Dinner at El Pez: We stumbled upon El Pez while in a taxi. I randomly spotted a picture of chef, Paco Ruano, looking like a real bad ass holding a giant red snapper. Without hesitation, we decided to venture inside. We landed an amazing outdoor patio couch with panoramic views of Tulum's coast all while the sun was setting.
Late dinner at Gitano: By far the gastro and design highlight of our trip. If Eden was modernized into a jungle tiki bar, given a liquor license and worshiped all things cocktails and gastronomy, it would be Gitano. This spot exudes sexy and vibey. It's jungle chic. If such a thing exist. Take your lady, down a bunch a artisanal cocktails, but make sure you save room for their roasted grouper. It was so nice we ordered it twice. No need to pair this with another cocktail. Wash it down with a Pacifico beer.
- Rashad Frazier