Tulum travelogue

The last time AO and I went away on vacation together, without a kiddo and without agenda (I.e., a wedding), was in March 2011 when we went to St Maarten. After some time touring around the island, we realized we should clearly be the ones to write a travel guide to the place. Hence, this, this, this, this, this and this. Similarly, in Tulum, we thought, “Let’s write it all down to share with the world!” Or, you know, the readers of this blog. All five of you. And anyone who can access the internet.

As far as I can tell, there are no guidebooks solely dedicated to Tulum. Most guidebooks that include Tulum are either guidebooks to the Yucatan Peninsula or to Cancun and the surrounding areas. This makes sense for at least two reasons. One, the place is small. It’s not teeny-tiny, but it’s small enough that it probably doesn’t warrant its own book. Though it does seem like you could make a moderate-sized book out of Tulum, Coba, Valladolid, Chichen Itza and the Sian Ka’an biosphere. But what do I know? The second reason, which we had heard about before our trip and confirmed on our trip, is that there can be lots of turnover of hotels and restaurants. Of course this happens everywhere, but could certainly impair the quality of a guidebook. You wouldn’t want to do detailed reviews on dozens of hotels if half of them won’t be there in a year, would you? Well, I would if it meant my job could be reviewing hotels in Tulum.

Anyway, even if we had had the best guidebooks in the universe (and I’m not saying we didn’t, I guess), I still think we’d want to write down all of our thoughts on our vacation. If only in order to relive the glory. So, over the next week or so I intend to post about the basics, lodging and travel, as well as food, sights and sounds, and the general loveliness of our days in paradise.

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2 Responses to “Tulum travelogue”


  1. 1 Mary January 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    looking forward to it.

  2. 2 Jane Roe January 31, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Can’t wait to read it.


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