4th November 2020

Mexico’s Caribbean & the Yucatan

Mexico is one of the countries most accessible for leisure travel while the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The Caribbean side of the Yucatán Peninsula features a long coastline between Cancún and Tulum.

It is fringed with lush vegetation and tall palm trees, save for the rocky outcrops where the iconic structures of the ancient Mayan pyramid ruins rise above the Tulum beach.

The sands are white, the sea mainly calm with a few gentle waves. The weather here – particularly in winter – features sunny days, with temperatures between 25 and 35 degrees and warm nights of 24–26 degrees.

However, it is a coastline that needs careful consideration, as many of the luxury hotels belong to large branded chains and do not meet Nota Bene criteria. But one boho-chic exclusive hideaway resort has been quietly upgrading and improving over the past year and offers privacy, a beautiful private jungly setting and a cove with a wide powder-white sandy beach.

It is perpetually calm with only the sound of waves and birds, and of soft classical music drifting out from the lobby

This intimate boutique-style hotel on the pristine cove of Xpu-Ha, a twenty-five minute drive north of Tulum, offers five-star luxury in a beachfront setting with villas and suites arranged within jungle-encased manicured gardens or directly overlooking the ocean. There are two restaurants, a bar and an organic spa.

If you choose to leave this peaceful enclave, and go into Tulum for the day, two notable restaurants are recommended for an al fresco lunch by the ocean.

For greater privacy, luxury and space one can also enjoy Mexico’s Caribbean by renting a fully staffed estate and maybe spending additional time in one of the private villas in a magnificent wellbeing retreat inland on the Yucatán Peninsula.

To plan the ultimate experience on the Caribbean or Pacific coasts of Mexico, contact us.