One thing I used to love to do is go to a quiet part of the beach in Tulum with my Fox Terrier, Alfie and let him play in the waves. I always cleaned up after him and we always had a fantastic day.
Sadly not everyone was as courteous at cleaning up poop and making sure their dogs were under control.
Today, August 27, the Tulum municipal government made a decision to prohibit anyone brining their pets to the beach, due to dogs fouling on the sand and also attacks on tourists.
It really annoys me that the actions of a few ignorant people who probably shouldn’t be pet owners, if they don’t even pick up the poop, have once again spoiled a wonderful situation for those of us who are responsible dog owners.
The beach in Tulum is a beautiful place to be, and needs to be looked after. They should also ban cigarettes then, because there are plenty of them scattered in the sand.
It grieves me that people don’t look after such a beautiful place and now Alfie won’t be able to enjoy snapping at waves or rolling in the sand, and I won’t be able to enjoy watching him play!
Here’s the latest storm advisory, looks like it’s going south of Tulum and we’ll all be fine! Sorry for those in Belize though
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...
THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS CHANGED THE HURRICANE WATCH TO A
HURRICANE WARNING FOR THE ENTIRE COAST OF BELIZE.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...
A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* CHETUMAL TO PUNTA ALLEN ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA
* THE ENTIRE COAST OF BELIZE
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF HONDURAS FROM THE HONDURAS/NICARAGUA BORDER WESTWARD
TO PUNTA SAL...INCLUDING THE BAY ISLANDS
* NORTH OF PUNTA ALLEN TO TULUM ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF HONDURAS FROM WEST OF PUNTA SAL TO THE
* NORTH OF TULUM TO CANCUN ON THE EAST COAST OF THE YUCATAN
A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA. A WARNING IS TYPICALLY ISSUED
36 HOURS BEFORE THE ANTICIPATED FIRST OCCURRENCE OF
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS...CONDITIONS THAT MAKE OUTSIDE
PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA.
A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.
FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
A Spanish company is working with the state government of Quintana Roo to see the feasibility of constructing a train service running between Cancun and Tulum.
The Riviera Maya (the area from Cancun to Tulum) is one of the most important tourist areas in the whole country, generating millions in revenue for the state and Mexico.
The train service could be a great addition, helping visitors move safely to their destinations and also for all the workers who travel up and down the Riviera Maya daily for work at the various attractions and hotels. It’s also billed as a greener, low-emissions alternative to all the vans that currently make the journey on a daily basis.
It will be interesting to see how this develops, and whether, like the airport in Tulum, it will come up against strong opposition. I can imagine that the companies who currently run the transportation services from Cancun to Playa del Carmen and Tulum with strongly oppose this suggestion. But if it really is going to be a greener alternative, then maybe it will be worth it.
I haven’t been this excited about adding a hotel to our collection for a long time. Be Tulum Hotel is real gem of an addition to our selection of hotels in Tulum, it’s everything a boutique hotel should be and then some!
The rooms are stunning, constructed using local woods and stone. The furniture is all hand carved, the pool is sparkling and some of the rooms have their own pool or if they don’t then you get a gorgeous jacuzzi. They have all the modern conveniences, including WiFi, mp3 docks and are fully airconditioned.
For dining and drinks Be Tulum Hotel also has you well covered with a fantastic restaurant, lounge and beach club, or dine in the comfort of your suite if that’s more your style.
There are a lot of hotels in Tulum now with and array of prices, but Be Tulum is one of the ones that I would say is definitely wirth every penny. It’s just so cool and unique.
Adonis Tulum Gay Resort and Spa is the newest addition to Tulum’s diverse selection of hotels. There was much speculation as to what this boutique Tulum hotel’s name was going to be and at last we know for sure that it is Adonis Tulum.
Adonis Hotel is a lifestyle resort aimed at providing a wonderful vacation experience in Tulum for Gay men.
The facilities at Adonis are excellent, including beautiful pools, restaurants and a full service spa, while the rooms provide guests with a wonderful environment to enjoy a glass of wine in the jacuzzi and relax.
From yoga to snorkeling and gourmet cuisine to entertainment Adonis Tulum Hotel for Gay Men is a fantastic choice for an intimate vacation.
Rates coming soon.
I think I might have found my new favorite hotel in Tulum. Papaya Playa Tulum is made up of a total of sixty cabanas and villas and the beach it is on is incredible. I really like this property because it still maintains what Tulum is supposed to be all about. Many people on sites like tripadvisor complain about things, such as “there were iguanas”, “the birds were noisy”, “the air came throguh the walls” – the thing is this is eco living, not a 5 star resort. Papaya Playa is a hotel for people who want to be close to nature, not kill it with pesticides.
Really Papaya Playa Tulum is a good choice of cabana hotel in Tulum. I found the service to be great, the views incredible, the food was good (although I like to head into downtown for my meals), and the general atmosphere of the property was thoroughly enjoyable.
You can check out really good rate here.
S and S Hip Hotel is the newest addition to our offering of Tulum hotels. We are confident to sell this property now after seeing how it has been maintained. I’m still not sure about the name, S and S Hip Hotel Tulum does sound a bit pretentious to me and just, well, a bit strange. However I guess the trick is to ignore the name and focus on the merits of the property.
For those of you who aren’t quite as “eco” as others you’ll be glad to know that S and S Hip Hotel has 24 hour electricity (*at time of writing this) and the restaurant is pretty good as well, where you’ll be able to stay connected via the wireless internet access.
Pink Tulum (formerly Blue Tulum) is coming soon. Pink Tulum Resort and Spa is going to be the area’s first gay hotel. We will be updating this post when more information is available.
There are lots of Tulum hotels on the beach to choose from. The majority of hotels in Tulum are located in an area called the Tulum Hotel Zone. This is basically a beachside road that runs parallel to Caribbean Sea. Here you find all the small Cabana hotels and beach clubs right on the sand.
It’s not a Hotel Zone like the one in Cancun, this is much more rustic and the majority of Tulum Hotels on the beach are mad using local woods and natural fibres. The whole are has a very eco feel, although in recent years it has become a bit more eco-chic and prices for the Tulum hotels have significantly increase.
You can stay find a wide range of prices for the Tulum hotels on the beach, ranging from quite cheap at Cabanas Copal to more expensive at Azulik or mid range prices at Cabanas Los Lirios.
The common theme with all these hotels is that the produce their own electricity and are all located on right on the beach in Tulum, so you’ll be able to fall asleep to the gentle sound of the waves and the cool breeze from the trade winds.
Tulum is developing fast so make sure you visit this beautiful area and enjoy its eco rustic charm by staying at one of the excellent Tulum hotels on the beach, before it’s too late…
Here’s another little gem of a hotel in Tulum for you to enjoy. Azucar Hotel Tulum is a friendly cabana hotel on the beach in Tulum, with great staff and guestrooms that are a real pleasure to stay in.
There’s no restaurant at Azucar Hotel Tulum, but you’ll find no shortage of dining options within close proximity of the property or venture into the downtown area of Tulum for some real local cuisine.
Azucar Tulum is a small boutique hotel that has all the charm of Tulum’s hotel zone. It is constructed out of local woods and fibres, blending in seamlessly with the surrounding jungle.
Of course you’ll be able to enjoy the incredible beach of Tulum right outside your door while staying at Azucar Hotel Tulum and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.