Last year, during that cold and traumatizing winter, my brother and I decided to escape to Tulum. Below I share my wellness tips and advice with my favorite travel site Fathom Away...
If left to our own devices in Mexico, we're likely to OD on pork rinds and mezcal. We should probably travel with someone who has a good head on her shoulders, but we'll settle for the next best thing: fun and healthy Tulum tips from wellness and beauty babe Jessa Blades of Blades Natural Beauty.
Mamey fruit for sale on roadside carts.
Start the day with an incredibly healthy and delicious breakfast buffet at Amansala. I'm talking coconut water, chia seeds, fresh fruit, and eggs. For mental clarity, be sure you eat it on the balcony overlooking the ocean.
You will see a lot of mamey (pouteria sapota) in Tulum. It's shaped like an avocado but has brown skin, a sandpaper-meets-peach-fuzz texture, and bright orange fruit inside. Mamey is full of vitamin B6 and vitamin C and is a good source of riboflavin, niacin, vitamin E, manganese, and potassium.
Buy one on the side of the road and eat it on the beach. They also sell mamey oil, made from the seed
On Sundays, head to the beach at Ahau Tulum. There is a seed exchange, organic produce for sale, a sweat lodge, and music.
There is a massive supermarket between the beach and the town of Tulum called Chedraui. It reminded me of a Super Walmart, not my favorite place to shop. But I did find something amazing inside: huge bins of loose cinnamon and hibiscus. I popped some hibiscous in my water bottle and let the sun do its magic. Voilà! Hibiscus tea for the beach.