“Where would you go for your post-covid vacation?” is now part of our daily conversations. One of the most envious places to be in is Tulum, Mexico, a beach town that has become one of the world’s most popular tropical destinations. Here are five off-the-beaten-path places in Tulum to take epic photos on your post-covid getaway!
We’ve all put our travel bucket list on hold to some extent as we visualize or live vicariously through those who share stunning images of destinations we want to experience.
One of the most envious places to be in is Tulum, Mexico, a beach town that has become one of the world’s most popular tropical destinations.
Here are five off-the-beaten-path places in Tulum to take epic photos on your post-covid getaway!
A photo taken here is a scene out of Tomb Raider. Although it’s located an hour’s drive from Tulum, it’s a day trip worth taking. Not only will this make it to your all-time best Instagram photo ever list, but you can also explore the charming nearby city of Valladolid. This cenote has a massive opening with cathedral-like walls. Its ceiling is almost wholly intact, which makes it a reasonably young cenote.
The pool of water is shallow, and a stone pier stretches out to a centered round platform.
But what takes the epicness to the next level is the small hole in the ceiling that lets in a sharp beam of sunlight directly onto the platform.
There are many eco-friendly works of art when it comes to hotels. Yet somehow amongst the boundless creations, Hun hotel managed to stand out.
They built a structure six meters high. It’s a wooden pathway that extends out and over the dense Mayan jungle. It’s called “La Mano” (The Hand), it summons for momentous celebrations such as a marriage proposal or a milestone birthday.
Azulik Uh May
Nestled in the heart of the Mayan jungle is AZULIK Uh May. To say that it’s just a hotel is to underrate the creative genius that went into constructing this work of art. This architectural feat combines art, nature, technology, and ancestral wisdom to bring you an immersive experience. There’s the hotel portion and the SFER IK museum featuring contemporary art exhibitions. It’s open to the public daily from 10 AM to 5 PM with a $20 entrance fee and about a 30-minute drive from Tulum Central to the village of Francisco Uh May.
Like many hotel destinations in Tulum, it provides more than just accommodation. At Ikal, play and wellness are taken seriously.
You get a sense of this when you step onto their palapa. Palapas are thatched-roof structures without walls providing solace from the heat. The one at Ikal is the granddaddy of all palapas in Tulum. It also makes for a majestic photo.
This adults-only beachfront resort deserves multiple shoots. Guests are free to roam the property. You can tell that Kanan was built for Instagram. Although every nook and cranny of this place is from a jungle dream, I highly recommend the rooftop. Here you’ll get a unique 360-degree view of the ocean and jungle.