Tulum and Playa del Carmen – January 2015

Playa del Carmen with kids

Cleaning off at a beach restaurant on Playa del Carmen.

Tulum on Bikes with Kids.

Riding bikes was how we got back and forth from Tulum Town to Tulum Beach. Fun!

Cenotes near Tulum with Kids.

Cenotes are a highlight to any visit to the Yucatan. This was at the Gran Cenote near Tulum.

Tacos in Tulum

Tulum has a couple places with great tacos. My son tends to go crazy with the tomatillo sauce.

Day Trip in Los Angeles

Our flight had a stopover in Los Angeles so we had 7 hours to eat at In N Out Burger (not as good as Shake Shack), walk around Venice Beach, and play in the water.

4 questions and comments

  1. AvatarWhere To Stay on Yucatan Coast

    Thank-you! Where did you stay in Tulum or Riviera Maya? Beach or in town?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave My Little Nomads

      We’ve stayed everywhere. Staying on the Tulum beach is probably the best choice for most people but lots of different areas, each with their own pros and cons.

  2. AvatarHawaii or Mexico, Caribbean vs Pacific Mexico

    I have children ages 5, 8, 10 and we are looking for a vacation destination that offers relaxation and exploration. Do you prefer the Caribbean coast of Mexico or Pacific side including Huatulco? I’ve been researching Tulum, Akumal, Merida and also Huatulco. We will travel the end of October for 8 days. Do you prefer Hawaii or Mexico or any other suggestions would be helpful. Thank-you!!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave My Little Nomads

      I find Mexico much more interesting than Hawaii and much better food. In Mexico, the Pacific and Caribbean coasts feel very different. Pacific has a much more Mexican vibe and incredible food. Caribbean/Yucatan is more touristy, beaches are nicer, water is warmer, food still very good but just a little less Mexican.

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