Tulum and Playa Del Carmen Photo Diary

December 1, 2016

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures! Gosh I was all touristy as heck during my trip to Cancun/Playa del Carmen/Tulum. I am sooooo glad I took a week of work to just chill, work on my tan, and eat!

I can honestly say that my favorite place to visit was Tulum; it is so small, laid-back, yet there are soooo many different things you can do. A must; visiting "El Gran Cenote" in Tulum. Taking a swim in crystal-clear water and swimming with little fishies was amazing! We paid about $20 for admission tickets, a locker, and scuba diving gear!

Tulum also had some great restaurants; and with the current exchange rate of $1 USD being equivalent to about $20.00 pesos we pretty much spent an average of $15 per meal, tip INCLUDED. 

The cleanest beaches can be found in Tulum, hands down. I got so many amazing photos out there and the beach outside Coco Tulum Hotel was on point. The Hotel's aesthetics worked in my favor, and I took dozens of shots. 

After our stay in Tulum we headed to Playa del Carmen and stayed at Le Reve Hotel. I loved that the hotel was away from the heart of the city; you could enjoy the beach and serenity while you remain about 15 minutes away from the heart of the city.

The Heart of the City: 5ta Avenida, or 5th Avenue. Here, you will find souvenir shops, restaurants, dessert shops and all of your favorite stores such as H&M and Forever 21. My fave stores had to be Pull and Bear and Bershka; these are owned by Zara and are only available in Europe + Latin America. On our last day we spent about $300 in clothing, we bought bomber jackets for about $30, denim jackets with patches for $34, and tees for about $7!

I'd recommend to travel out to Mexico and use a credit card with NO foreign transaction fees. These credit card companies will usually convert your money at a higher rate, meaning your dollars are worth more versus exchanging Dollars for Pesos. I have the Amex Rewards Gold Card, and they converted $1 to about $20.50 pesos...INSANE!

Check out some of my favorite pics from this trip, definitely there were more photos that didn't make the cut, so these are my faves!

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These shots taken with a Canon EOS 6D Camera, EF 88mm f/1.8 Lens


Coco Beach Hotel



Playa Del Carmen

Tulum Ruins

Beach by Tulum Ruins, what a beaut!

Lizzie the Lizard ;)

By far this is my favorite shot (and my wallpaper on my iPhone)

Tulum Ruins

Hey, there's Lizzie again...

And her pal Barry the Badger :')

Outside Le Reve in Playa del Carmen

Favorite hotel during our trip

And this shot was taken outside Coco Tulum. You can actually rinse off below the conch ;)

Bent but not broken?

Shots taken with my iPhone 7 Plus

Le Reve Hotel - Playa Del Carmen

Chilling in Tulum

Outside Tulum

Soaking some vitamin sea. I felt so rad with my bandanna headband. 

When in Mexico...(drink two beers...really...I think I drank more Coca-Cola than actual beer). 

Lacoste hooking it up with towels for this trip, thanks!

Aesthetics on point!

El Gran Cenote in Tulum. One of my highlights of this trip.

I all ate was chilaquiles, they were so good!

Altru Apparel coming through with some sick tees for this tirp!

Tourist af ;)

and @ greatsbrand kept my feet comfy with these sandals

Coco Tulum Hotel: Lobby

Ruins, Ruins, Ruins!

So glad I was able to shoot my project with Movado while I was out in Tulum. I said I was not going to "work" during this trip but I'm happy I did...the shots came out amazingggg!

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Outside Le Reve Hotel, our room had an awesome little setup


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