Our Appetizer.: Tulum, Mexico - Catalonia Royal Tulum

July 28, 2014

Tulum, Mexico - Catalonia Royal Tulum

At the end of June I took a trip to Tulum Mexico and let me tell you, it was amazing. When I was younger and in my relationship I very rarely enjoyed going on vacation just with my parents but this trip was different. I think it was different because I'm older now and I appreciate my time with them more. Don't get me wrong, we butt heads sometimes but not as much as we used to.

This post is going to be a picture overload but that's ok because that's how vacations to beautiful places should be. We stayed 9 days and 8 night at Catalonia Royal Tulum which was about an hour and a half drive from the Cancun airport. I will say that it was totally worth the drive. We've stayed in Cancun before and I definitely prefer Tulum over Cancun.

We flew out of the Cleveland airport on a Saturday morning which was nice because the airport wasn't too busy. And we couldn't believe we had a straight flight. Only 3 hours till we landed in Cancun.

I ended up sharing a room with my parents because it was way to expensive for me to have my own room. The room was cool and cozy. But the view was amazing. 

With this view, it felt like we were in the jungle. 

The beach was amazing. The sand was so soft.

Drinks were amazing. Not too strong but not too watered down.

Most nights we dressed up for dinner but some nights were a lot more casual than this.

On 4th of July, the resort had this huge cake and a cookout in celebration. 

Non-Alcoholic fresh fruit smoothies everyday.

The resort had 4 restaurants and a buffet to choose from for dinner. Our favorite was the Italian restaurant.

Momma and I at dinner at the Mexican Restaurant.

These little things were everywhere! They never hurt anyone they were just looking for food. And the found food from my dad. These little suckers scratch really bad. Oh and we had iguanas everywhere too.

Every morning was started by this trio. 

I love this outfit and I received so many compliments on it. 

My favorite activity was laying on the beach or in the hammock and reading this amazing book! I was obsessed with this book before our plane even took off in Cleveland. I will have to do a post all about it if anyone is interested. I very highly recommend it. 

This restaurant looked all cool and all since it was outside and between all of these trees. But the food sucked and we got eaten alive by bugs. Plus its a romantic place....I don't want to be there with mom and dad...no offence. 

The walkway to the beach was amazing. It literately felt like the jungle till you saw the beautiful beach.

We only left the resort once which was to visit the ruins of Tulum. I highly recommend this even if you are only going to stay in Cancun. Definitely make the drive to this place. These were the stairs that were built by the Mayans a long time ago and these stairs are what lead you to the ruins. 

Does this look like a postcard or what!?!?

I think I have become obsessed with the Mayans. Just saying. 

Yep, totally saw down there. And it was amazing. 

Can you believe this building were built by people no taller than me and I'm only 5'3??!?

So glad we went there! It was a trip I will never forget. It was pretty cool because we didn't do a tour. So we took a public form of transportation called a Collectivo from our resort to the ruins and then we just made our way around. It was nice to not be restrained on time plus it was so much cheaper. 

These were the walkways in our resort at night. It was so freaking romantic. I will definitely return with a boyfriend or fiancee or husband. 

They had shows every night but we only went to a few. 

It rained one day. Which was actually really cool to watch the rain come in. 

And I saw one sunrise. 

Cheers to an amazing vacation

And then it was time to come home. 

Back to Cleveland and back to my over 300 work e-mails. 

Have you ever been to Tulum?
Do you like the Mayans?
Do you enjoy vacations with the family?


  1. How fun!!!! So glad you got time off; you deserve it!

    1. Thanks!! It was amazing, I don't think these pictures do it justice.