The Mexican Caribbean is always a good idea. Both locals and international travelers fall in love with the Riviera Maya with every single visit.
But when you really want to unplug, Tulum is the town to do it. Unlike other places in the region, Tulum is free of crowds, loud parties, and dress codes — sometimes it’s even free of cell service! — which really allows its visitors time to relax and recharge.
The archaeological zone of Tulum is unlike any other since the pre-Hispanic ruins are located on top of a cliff overlooking the turquoise sea of Paradise Beach.
Nature is very important here, and it’s not only the wonderful white beaches, but the town is where the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve begins, which includes coral reefs, jungle, mangroves, and cenotes.
This makes it a great destination for ecotourism, too. Many hotels, like Azulik or Papaya Playa Project, offer only sustainable experiences, from the materials they used to build the hotel to the fair trade they practice every day, and even spa treatments based on local customs and ingredients.
There are also numerous options to connect with nature, like bike tours through the jungle, glamping, or taking a yoga class on the beach.