Vertuous Vacations: Mi Amor, Tulum Mexico
I recently travelled to the beautiful Tulum Mexico, staying in a number of impressive hotels (some in Cancun due to logistics). The first hotel was La Zebra, the second; and very different in terms of culture, location and atmosphere; was Mi Amor.
Mi Amor, a quiet, adults-only, very instagrammable boutique hotel is situated in the Parque Nacional de Tulum (Tulum National Park) just moments away from a public beach and ancient Mayan ruins.
It's nestled in Tulum's lush jungle, on a cliff with beautiful and unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea.
Because it's in the National Park, it's north of the hustle and bustle of Tulum's busy restaurant scene, making it peaceful and relaxing in more ways than one.
As I mentioned previously, I test every hotel based on its breakfast; if they can't make a good breakfast, the most straightforward meal to prepare, chances are that other meals might also be compromised.
Thankfully the breakfast at Mi Amor was also scrumptious. The best way to describe the breakfast at Mi Amor is healthy but straightforward - they haven't tried to provide anything too fancy, which I appreciate because to me food in it's natural state (without additives) tastes terrific. They are also very willing to make things to your liking - in my case; it was an omelette with tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms. I know it sounds boring, but the vegetables were fresh, flavoursome and tasty.
The lunch and dinner menus weren't extensive, but they were creative and delicious; Fish Tacos were my go-to.
I also really appreciate any hotel that serves up smoothies, because it's often what I miss the most when travelling.
Rooms and Relaxation:
I stayed in room 2 (a pool view room), which was very close to the entrance of the hotel. This meant that the room was very dark (as it wasn't coastal) however it was quiet and had a balcony with views of the beautiful hotel grounds and pool.
The other rooms are cliffside, however, overlook the glistening Caribbean Sea.
The beds were comfortable, and there are complimentary coffee and water in the rooms (I know this doesn't seem necessary but I love my coffee and you really, really, really need to stay hydrated in the hot Mexican sun!
This hotel's middle name is Calm - not literally, but honestly, it's not designed to be the most high-energy hotel. It's adults only, and it's a place for couples to come and wind down in peace.
Having said that there are day beds strategically positioned along the coast that are strictly reserved for hotel guests. These daybeds hosted my sunrise yoga sessions and bodyweight workouts. The ocean breeze kept me cool, and there was enough privacy that I didn't feel like I had an audience while sweating my absolute butt off.
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