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Day 2: Tulum, Mexico

Why do Cancun or Playa del Carmen when you can enjoy TRUE Mexico in Tulum!!

Authenticity. That's Tulum's selling point. If you don't want all the annoyances of Cancun (aka FAKE Mexico) then check your bags here!

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That beach is pretty gorgeous, eh? It's a public beach and stretches for kilometres. Sure you can probably get that in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, but we only had 4 people "hassle" us with mild sales pitches in the 5 hours we were on the beach, loud music wasn't trying to bust my eardrums open (wow I sound like old people but holy cow I guess I am now!), and you didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn to compete for a primo spot on the beach !

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That's right. $5 for breakfast at a SUPER nice restaurant called Charlie's. Apparently the owner built this place with his own hands -- including the tables and chairs! The cappuccino is comparable to any delicious cappuccino in Europe and there's this addictive hot sauce that looks like something I can't describe because only a nurse or a new parent would know what it looks like but WOW this sauce is SOOOOO AMAZING!!! If I could wrap it up and send it back home I would! We've been here 3 times now :)

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Transportation from the beach to our hotel... a WHOPPING 80 cents (10 pesos) per person!!!! Sure, we took the public collectivo but holy cow it's the way to go! Another cool feature is that you can probably jump out of the bus while it's still in motion because the doors seem to occasionally swing open at random... I'm tempted to do it but Derek might get A LITTLE upset at me :)

Of course this type of vacation isn't for everyone... but it can be!

Posted by krisses 19:07 Archived in Mexico Tagged beach tulum collectivo

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