- Lauren Silvers
A Tulum Time Out
Updated: Mar 19, 2022
“Traveling in tenuous times”
We know exactly how you feel. Trapped. Anxious. Like you are breathing through two layers of cloth (oh wait, you are…sorry!). Longing for a warm, sunny adventure that has been postponed for far too long…
Well, here it is! Your green light – well, let’s call it a “yellow” light – a caution flag with encouragement! You can travel RIGHT NOW – you just need to plan ahead a bit more. Tulum, Mexico is located on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is a favorite destination of beach lovers and ancient Mayan ruins explorers. A recent trip to this gorgeous locale in the COVID recovering travel world reminded us of the value of sharing travel experiences and encouraging those work hard to play hard types to fear not and travel on!
At the airport, you will encounter the typical health screening questions related to symptoms of Covid 19. You may encounter temperature and question screenings again at your hotel. Hotels are the best connection for safe and affordable transportation between the Cancun International Airport and your stay in Tulum. Highly recommend Coco Limited on Tulum Beach. With a simple call or email, your hotel of choice can meet you at the airport and provide safe and reliable transportation from the airport to your stay.
Things to do in Tulum
Explore the Coba ruins and Cenotes. Spend time in this beautiful ancient place and explore the many Cenotes are natural sinkholes in limestone bedrock that link some sub-terranean areas with groundwater and some without.
These are beautiful areas to explore and unforgettable places to swim. @cenotescasatortuga is an amazing place to visit and very affordable to explore.
Things to Taste
Casa Banana has the best steaks, in our humble opinion. Casa Jaguar is another stellar spot for incredible drinks and memorable food. We truly enjoyed our meals throughout Tulum and found our drinks and meals to be very affordable. Take time to unwind at the beach bars and enjoy slow-mo meals with the ones you love!
Coming back to the U.S., for now, requires a negative Covid test within 72 hours of your return to your home. To make it more convenient, hotels are offering tests – but that convenience comes at a cost of about $110 US. Do your research ahead of time – you will find that there are clinics nearby that offer rapid tests costing around $40 US and getting results in 48 minutes with an email confirming your negative result for the airline process. When you get to the United States, before you can claim your luggage, a digital questionnaire is required to screen for potential symptoms and then a QR code is provided as you check your passport and scan your plane ticket.