Tulum Photo Diary 1


Tulum is my happy place.. my paradise. When I first visited {this past October} I fell in complete and utter love. I ranted + raved to all of my girlfriends about how incredible it was and managed to coerce my friend Alex into coming with me a second time. This time around, we stayed at The Papaya Play Project. It came highly recommended to me by my travel-blogger friend Farryn and is like no other place I’ve ever visited.

If you stay at the Papaya Playa, be prepared to rough it {in the most chic sense of the word.} We stayed in a hut perched above the ocean. There were lights, but no actual electric outlets in our room. We had our own bathroom {many of the huts do not} which was separated from the sleeping area by a sheet. Our beds were covered in nets and at night we fell asleep to the sound of the ocean.

On our first day, we did not do much. We were a bit tired {we were in a car by 5am and on a 7am flight.} We changed into our swimsuits and enjoyed a long, leisurely lunch that turned into cocktails and lots of wine. From there, we went home to change and headed to The Hartwood for dinner. Hartwood is kind of the “it” spot right now so we couldn’t get in, but stayed for one drink {the passion fruit drink is one of my all time favorite drinks ever} After our drink, we went to Casa Jaguar which was equally delicious.

PS – see what I packed for Tulum here! I will be doing a travel guide later this week, but know one thing if you go… pack light!








My trusty Cuyana bag (c/o)





pouch by my sister 🙂


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  1. Polly:

    Wow this is what I need right now! Looks like paradise!

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  2. The Slow Pace:

    That place look amazing! Looking forward to reading your travel guide!

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  3. Saša Rakovec:

    I want to go there!!!

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  4. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It:

    you’re right, tulum is gorgeous! I hope you had the most relaxing time. : )

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  5. Lauren Nelson:

    Tulum looks like the perfect beach getaway!!

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  6. Drew:

    Gorgeous! Cant wait for some more photos 🙂

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  7. Christina Storm:

    Gorgeous photos! looks like so much fun!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  8. Tia Gallinaro:

    This looks so heavenly! I can’t wait for summer, this winter in Boston is starting to drag on.
    xo Tia | http://www.bigcitytyro.com

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  9. Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl:

    I’ve been following your travels on Instagram too (duh!) and they look so magical! LOVE this roundup post and so happy to hear you had a great time!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  10. Kristi:

    This truly looks like paradise! Can’t wait to see more!



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  11. Jessica Dale at The Peppered Post:

    Pretty Pretty! I love how it seems so authentic. How long is the ride from the Cancun airport? I am going to the Ritz in Cancun for my husbands 30th in May and I think we might need to change our reservations to stay in Tulum instead!



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  12. Belen:

    ahh! looks so pretty and the coconuts look delish.
    Xo, Belen

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  13. Holly:

    I’m going to Playa del Carmen in June & a day trip to Tulum is in the works – can’t wait! so excited!

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  14. chelsie | hellogirl:

    what a paradise! love!

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  15. jillian:

    SO gorgeous! i would love a tropical escape! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  16. Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache:

    I want to drink out of a coconut

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  17. Mary:

    Tulum – my favorite place. Enjoy!!

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  18. fashionsbit:

    So amazing pictures! Have good time and rest!

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  19. Kirby Todd:

    Looks ah-mazing! Cannot wait to see more! Tulum is on my list of places to visit soon!

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  20. MissBagaholic:

    It must have been an adventurous stay! Great pictures:)

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  21. Andrea:

    This place looks absolutely amazing!! I might need to add Mexico to my must-visit list!
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  22. Alyssa:

    I have been waiting for these pictures–I love hearing about your trips, and I could use a little tropical dose of sunshine these days. A hut over the ocean sounds like a dream!

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  23. Sage:

    Some day I will make it to Tulum!

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  24. Andi:

    Such lovely pics! Mexico is magical!!!

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  25. Neha:

    Such a beautiful place!

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