This last weekend, my husband and I decided to take a last minute trip to Mexico. We literally booked the trip on Wednesday and left on Friday. We stayed at the Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa Del Carmen, which is about 45 minutes from Cancun, and about an hour past Mayakoba is Tulum. Rosewood is kind-of a honeymoon resort. I loved it because it’s quiet, serene and the beaches are amazing.  They have ocean view suites, but honestly, I prefered the ones on the canal. When we arrived they gave us the choice, we took a look at both, and we decided that the canal rooms were nicer. It’s like a little house in the jungle and very secluded. Each suite comes with your own beach cruiser that you can take on a short 5 minute ride to the pool and beach area. They also have golf carts that can take you around the resort, or you can take a boat and soak up the beautiful surroundings.

We Were only there from Friday to Monday but we experienced a lot on this trip!  The first day we decided to head to Tulum. On the way, we stoped at a cenote, which is seen in the photo with water that looks like it’s in a cave. One thing you may not know about most bloggers’ photos is that they usually aren’t as secluded as they look. Most cenotes are seen with a small group on a guided tour. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a beautiful and fun experience,  but I didn’t just randomly run into a beautiful body of water and decide to take a dip 😉  We also went zip lining at the same place! It’s weird, it’s like an outdoor amusement park; only the rides are four wheeling, snorkeling, zip lining, and cenote swimming. They have multiple parks that offer all of these experiences and for us, it was wonderful.

After, we headed down to Tulum and checked out the Mayan Ruins. This was so cool! The beaches there are also amazing. Again, it’s not like we just stumbled upon the Ruins. It is very touristy, but it was still a fun experience for us. We also ventured more into the city. Tulum is not what I expected at all. I loved it, everything is very botique style; Hotel restaurants, everything. It’s small and you feel like you are in the middel of no where but at the same time you can go shopping, bar hoping or even salsa dancing.  We had a driver from our hotel driving us around so he could give us the inside scoop of where to go. A hot spot for dinner there is a resturant called Hartwood which is also right next to some really cute boutiques that we went shopping at before dinner. Two or the boutiques I liked (which are where I purchased the red Bikini and hat I have on with the white swim suit.) were called Hoki Poki Kana,  and Biuriful. Another Cute botique hotel we went and ate lunch at was called Posada. We loved Tulum so much we ended coming back the next day as well with our driver, only this time we stoped in Playa Del Carmen, first. This is where you can do some shopping but it’s more like a mix of American mall stores and Mexican souvenir shops. This was fun to walk through but not my ideal shopping experience. When we continued to Tulum, we went bar hoping and ended the Night Salsa dancing at a hotel called La Zebra Hotel.

Overall, I would definitely recommend taking a trip there! It was fun to experience the resort feel as well as the small boutique feel in Tulum. It reminded me of where I live in Orange County and Tulum was my little “Laguna Beach” in Mexico.