Daily Inspiration

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Mezzanine in Tulum, Mexico.

Photo: David

Two years ago, David and I took a week-long trip to Mexico.  We flew into Cancun and hopped aboard a northbound bus which took us down the Yucatan Peninsula.  Our destination was Tulum, a small village north of Playa del Carmen.  I had read about Mezzanine, a small hotel on the beach in Tulum, on the Condé Nast Traveller website.  It sounded fantastic, albeit expensive.  David and I had used miles to fly to Mexico so we decided to splurge on a few nights in Tulum before heading to our more budget-friendly lodging in Playa del Carmen.

The hotel is unique in a few ways.  For starters, their chef is Thai and the bulk of their menu is Thai-focused.  But they also made the best fish tacos I’ve ever had so I was hardly complaining.  Secondly, it hosts a DJ every Friday night from around 11pm to 3am.  A few hundred (mostly beautiful) people cram into the small outside area and it’s loud.  If you don’t like electro/dirty/Euro dance music….don’t stay there on a Friday night!

We had a great time, and were lucky enough to stay there while the owner was visiting from Australia.  We were able to pick his brain about the development of the hotel and how it was recovering from Hurricane Wilma a year prior.

I not only recommend the hotel, but if you find yourself in Cancun (not the most desirable location in Mexico, most certainly around Spring/Summer Break), it’s quite easy to travel north to Playa del Carmen or Tulum to escape the huge clubs and all-inclusive resorts.

I want to go back.  Now.

Photo: Mezzanine


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One Response to “Daily Inspiration”

  1. May Says:

    I love Tulum! I stayed at the nastiest hostel there, but the town is just beautiful. Never been to a better beach.

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