Yes, it's as beautiful as you can imagine. Tulum is still, absolutely, an unspoiled paradise. There's less hustle and bustle, here, and everyone is friendly and warm. Lots of people choose to ride a bike, rather than drive, and there are bike paths everywhere.
When you get to main city, there's a street that will take you to the beach. There's a huge grocery store along the way, and we stopped to pick up a few supplies there, including bottled water and some snacks. The store has a full bakery as well as clothing, and even household items. It's about as large as a Target store would be back home in the US.
Here's the quasi-famous roadside area where you can check which way to go. Most of those hand-painted signs tell you where to go in order to find a hotel. Most of the beachfront property has been purchased by hotels and they have been building like mad.
Happiness is a Choice in Tulum
We saw this road sign in Tulum on the way to the beach, and it hit us SO HARD.
We have chosen to spend the last two decades working at a 9-5 job, toiling in a big city. And now we're surrounded by palm trees and so much beauty.
"Ser Feliz es Una Decision"
"Happiness is a Choice"
Here's our obligatory beach picture. The water seemed even bluer in Tulum. We went swimming the same day we got there. It was always warm and inviting. No big waves, just beautiful, calm ocean breezes.
We saw a small sting ray near the beach, in the shallows. It was so clear that you could see easily down to the bottom without a mask.
Tomorrow we are going to explore Tulum some more.
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