This is a long one, so grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy. I did my best to include more visuals than I did words to ease readability.
I’ll admit, My husband and I were very skeptical before booking our trip to Mexico because I had developed a general disinterest over the years toward the country but even more so because of the increased crime rates being reported. However, I had heard a barrage of positive reviews about Tulum, so we decided to take the risk. After scouring various websites for last minute travel deals, we stumbled on TATA .
Just a 15-20 minute drive from the town, TATA is a boutique jungle oasis located on the beach road of Tulum and well positioned in between other restaurants and boutique hotels/resorts on the strip. I shared in my last post that this trip to Tulum was a pivotal experience which helped me re-strategize and refuel for the remainder of the year. A big part of my ability to find complete relaxation and self-reflect in peace was due in part to the amazing service and level of comfort provided by the hotel staff at TATA Tulum.
The design of the hotel ground is unique, as it spans through two rows of adjacent towers with a tranquil garden courtyard in the middle. Also between the two towers is a pathway that leads guests to the swim up bar beside the pool, the restaurant and the beach. I would whole heartedly recommend for you to visit the beach lounging area for a few hours, even if you’re not staying at the hotel.
The property has a 3 types of rooms which provide guests with diverse options to discover the Tulum experience. There are 7 towers with 3 floors providing amazing views of the Garden grounds, the Oceanfront and the Tulum Jungle.
Our dining experience throughout our stay was superb. As soon as we arrived at the property, we were greeted with tasty cocktails and the staff was incredibly accommodating throughout our entire stay. They were even kind enough to serve me dishes from the breakfast menu past its time in-room. The restaurant serves incredibly flavourful Mexican dishes all day long, and a delicious a la carte breakfast in the morning – the french toast with is to die for!
Although on the pricier side, we enjoyed a variety of tacos and cocktails from the restaurant/bar EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Despite all of the positivity, there is a downside.
Unfortunately, there is a certain plankton/algae called Sargassum that is currently taking over the Gulf of Mexico. The once blue waters have now turned into a murky (and stinky) colour. When I spoke to some of the locals, they mentioned that past invasions have lasted a maximum of 2 weeks. This time around, the Sargassum have been piling up for the last 7 months with no signs of letting up.
We arrived to piled mountains of dried seaweed along the shorelines. The locals shovel/wheelbarrow away pounds of seaweed daily in efforts to manage the influx. Although this is no fault of the local businesses, tourism in Tulum and around parts of Mexico have declined as the allure of the beaches have now been tainted. If this isn’t a telling sign of global warming, I don’t know what is.
I would highly suggest that you do some extensive research on the status of the Sargassum before booking your next trip to Tulum. There are multiple online forums you can check and live webcams to monitor the progress.
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