I savored the time we spent in Tulum in May, which was a joint celebration of our seventh anniversary and baby on the way. Rarely do we take a trip where down time is predominant, with things to do taking a side role. It was just lovely. But that’s not at all to say there’s nothing to do in the Tulum area. We explored both secluded and popular beaches, swam in icy cold cenotes, biked and kayaked, and visited Tulum’s famous ruins before the crowds and sun arrived. We shopped a little, ate a lot, and spent as much time as possible soaking up some healthy doses of Vitamin D in between. With three days in Tulum, after two in Playa del Carmen, we fit in ample amounts of both rest and exploration, but we could have easily enjoyed a few extra leisurely days of “just being” in the area. Scroll through above for our snapshots from Tulum, and check back for a detailed travel guide on where to eat, stay, shop, and play in this bohemian outpost on the Riveria Maya.