The first in a series of posts about my recent Western Caribbean cruise, I’m sharing a few highlights from our visit to the Mayan Ruins in Tulum, Mexico.
Earlier this month my husband and I went on a Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Crown Princess.
My third time partnering with Princess Cruises, this trip was especially wonderful for two reasons: it was our first time traveling solo without our kids (7 years!!) and our first time vacationing some place warm in the middle of winter.
Spoiler Alert: It won’t be our last.
Why we waited so long to travel without our little ones? Truth be told: we LOVE traveling with our kids. In fact, you can read all about our Alaskan family cruise here.
One of the highlights of our cruise was the excursion we took to the Tulum Mayan Ruins. To get there, you hop on a 45 minute ferry from the Port of Cozumel which takes you to Playa del Carmen.
Once there, you board a bus for a 50 minute drive south to Tulum. To put it in perspective another way: the Mayan Ruins of Tulum are a 90 minute drive south of the Cancun international airport.
While it is a bit of a journey to get there, once you arrive you see why people make the trek! It is truly mind blowing to think about how all of the pyramids and structures were made without any modern tools.
Perhaps even more notable is the breathtaking view of turquoise waters and pink sandy beaches.
During your visit to the Mayan Ruins of Tulum, there are plenty of authentic eats and treats including Mexican restaurants, tropical fruit stands, micheladas and more.
Personally, I could spend the whole time looking at the water. While I’ve traveled to many destinations throughout Mexico, I’ve never seen beaches as beautiful as those in Tulum.
Between the awe-inspiring Mayan Ruins and spectacular beach views, Tulum is not to be missed during your next visit to Cozumel or Playa del Carmen.
Stay tuned as I will be sharing more about our Western Caribbean Cruise in the weeks to come, including a look inside our visit to Roatan, Honduras!
Your passport is waiting.
Disclosure: Princess Cruise Line hosted us during our recent Western Caribbean cruise. While I have been compensated to write this post, all thoughts are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible.
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