On my second day in Tulum, I woke up to a vacation nightmare: a rainy forecast. I had read that it hardly ever rained in Tulum and yet here I was looking at multiple rainy day forecasts. As I walked out onto the beach I noticed a thick throng of clouds blocking the sunrise. With the entire beach to myself, I grabbed a hammock and wished the clouds away.
To my right the sunlight started to shine through…
But to the left, thick storm clouds hung in the distance.
After awhile I walked along the beach to warm up, hunting for my dream house along the way. The sky really started to brighten up. If I can’t find my dream house here maybe I can build one back home and just bring in this entire beach to my house! I’ll check out https://www.saussyburbank.com/areas/new-homes-raleigh/ and see what they can do for me, it might have to be a replica.
After walking on the beach, I returned to Yoga Shala and switched to a triple so there’d be room for Summer and Geoffrey when they arrived.
I opted for the triple that came with a shared bathroom because it was the same price as the private double. The shared bathroom situation was really clean and there were so few guests we actually had it to ourselves.
For breakfast I sat down at Canopia, the restaurant attached to Yoga Shala. Just like every other place I’ve been in Tulum, the seating area is so pretty.
I ordered the eggs benedict for 130 pesos and got a 10% discount for being a guest. Before thinking, I grabbed my fork and dug into the salad. The pesto dressing was so tasty. About half way through I realized I forgot to ask if they wash their lettuce with purified water! Fortunately I was fine, so it seems they do. (The main hotels seem to be really good about this but it’s always better to be safe than sorry, I think!)
Back on the beach I snagged a hammock next to a British girl, Georgina, and made friends. We chatted for awhile but then the clouds rolled back in. Thankfully the rain passed pretty quickly.
In the meantime we hung out and ate quesadillas with the most delicious guacamole at Ahau Tulum (150 pesos).
When Summer and Geoffrey finally arrived in the late afternoon, tired and hungry from their flights there was only one place to take them…
Taqueria la Eufemia, of course! We ended up eating here almost every day. We split the guacamole (good but not as good as Ahau Tulum’s) and each loaded up on tacos. The beers are cold and refreshing, the way to go. And after dinner we snacked on a fresh fruit plate. The pineapple was so flavorful!
By the time we settled out check I was out of pesos now. The best place to find an ATM is in town. They have a few along the beach but they’re sketchy or not working all together.
It’s fun to sit on the beach until long after the sun sets. The moon and stars shine so brightly here!