Mexico as a whole has embraced this new approach to luxe travel. The all-encompassing
culture, exotic landscapes and temperate climate are well-suited to a laid-back
Places such as Sayulita and Todos Santos are well-loved for being easy-going surf
spots, for example. But Tulum has truly taken the crown for ultimate bohemian travel
Bohemian: Noun - a person from Bohemia or who lives and acts free of
regard for conventional rules and practices. Adjective - living a wandering or vagabond
life, as a Gypsy. The new epicentre of bohemia? Tulum, Mexico!
At the beginning of 2016, Tulum was heralded as the No.1 Travel Destination on the Rise
by Tripadvisor. And risen it has. A backpacker’s secret turned bohemian luxury destination,
Tulum has retained it’s focus on conservation and has become a poster-destination for
Rustic cabanas, virgin beaches and donation-based yoga have paved the way for boutique
eco-hotels, wellness spas, world-class restaurants and luxury beach bars.
While Tulum may be attracting a considerably more affluent set of hipsters these days,
don’t be dismayed. The nomadic feel of Tulum has persisted. Much of the town remains
off-grid and wants to keep it that way.
Restaurants like Hartwood prepare meals on open fires, guests dine amongst the palms,
‘clubs’ such as Papaya Playa Project are beach-front and ravers party with their toes
in the sand.
Exactly what makes Tulum such a must-visit for today’s luxury travellers is its dedication
to the bohemian ideals of unconvention and disconnection.
If Tulum is somehow still too ‘mainstream’ and the jungle is calling, Sian Ka’an Biosphere
is just south of Tulum.
One of Mexico’s biggest preservation areas, Sian Ka’an stretches along 75 miles of
coastline and covers a total of 1.3 million acres of sprawling jungle. While preservation
is the ultimate mission, a luxury eco-resort is now hidden within the wilderness.
Nothing says luxury like perfect privacy and within Sian Ka’an, the KanXuk Blue Maya resort
is only accessible by boat, helicopter or 4x4 cars.
Offering a new sense of wellbeing, a reconnection with nature and yourself all in a
high-end, picture perfect setting - bohemian luxury is the future of travel and Tulum
is on the forefront.