Make Your Escape to Tulum
With COVID restrictions starting to relax, and the sunny summer months approaching, we know that you are just as ready as we are to escape the confines of your home. Last month, Rachelle of RDEE was thrilled to finally have the chance to make such an escape. A client approached her to plan a 40th birthday trip for five couples. It was agreed upon that after a year of work from home, Netflix, and lots of takeout, the best possible destination was: Tulum.
Let’s catch up with Rachelle and learn a bit more about her trip down to Mexico’s Caribbean coast:
A client approached me to plan a 40th birthday trip for five couples. I worked with Tropical Incentives for Transfers and Excursions to coordinate their stay, plan their meals and curate their ideal experience. They helped with transportation to and from the hotel, as well as to the cenotes. I coordinated their stay, meals, and outings by using my knowledge from past travel to Tulum, as well as some additional research.
We stayed at Kanan Tulum, which is a beautiful adults-only Spa Resort right on the beach.
I have always been a fan of the Ahau Hotel but they were totally booked. However, they have a large collection of hotels and their team helped me find the perfect fit just two doors down from Ahau.
The hotel coordinated COVID testing, but there is also testing available all along Tulum beach, in town, and at the airport.
Retreats, Small Weddings, Girls Trips, Honeymoons, Birthdays, Workaways, Getaways
My all time favorite will always be Posada Margherita. But these restaurants also cannot be missed:
Who doesn’t love waking up on the beach!? The beach is amazing, but as Tulum grows in popularity so do the prices. Expect to pay $600/night on average, and dining out on Tulum Beach carries an NYC price tag. Once you get away from the beach, the town feels more like authentic Mexico. There is access to great food and shopping for more reasonable prices. You can rent an entire property in the jungle for the same price as one night on the beach.
Here are some beautiful options away from the beach:
There is so much to experience in Tulum. The beautiful natural swimming pools called cenotes absolutely cannot be missed. You can also experience Mayan Rituals, yoga, spas, and vegan eateries. You can really find whatever you are looking for. But make sure to look out for the mosquitoes and sand flies.
The weather is beautiful year round. The climate of Tulum is tropical, hot all year round, with a muggy, rainy season from May to October, and a cooler, relatively dry season from November to April. In December and January, there can be some cloudiness, rain, and wind.
Traffic is pretty bad on the weekends and in the high season.
Rachelle Koser is the owner and creative director of Rachelle Doreen Events & Exploration, an experiential and explorative focused event firm specializing in hospitality, event management, and destinations.
She has 20 years of experience in all things hospitality and events, from NYFW fashion shows, destination weddings, themed celebrations, corporate holiday parties, incentive travel, birthdays and everything in between. With 10 of those years spent as Director of Events for a private arts club in NYC and the other 10 spent producing in various destinations, she is now located in sunny Southern California.
Rachelle has the in-depth understanding of all the moving parts from the back to the front of house and from the DJ to the champagne pouring aerialist. Her tag line says it all “Let’s create something fantastic, somewhere extraordinary!”