Our weeklong stay at Casa Violeta was a magical dream. As soon as we drove through the violet gate our NYC stress began to thaw. Our cabana was named Jazmine and it was as exotic as the flower. We were just twenty five meters from the lapping waves, with jungle birds chirping on the talapa roof, a long hammock inside the room for sleepy siestas, and a soft, milky white bed covered by translucent mosquito net (they feed on you at mealtimes so come equipped with bug spray!).
While we were there we scoped out many of the other resorts and without a doubt, when we return to Tulum (and we will) we will stay at Casa Violeta. None of the others resorts embodied the simplicity, charm, and beauty of the place.
The restaurants in Tulum range from good to great and we didn't take advantage of the Casa Violeta Restaurant until our second to last day—it turned out to be one of the finest culinary experiences we had.
What about Tulum? What is there to do? We went diving in a cenote (small pools of salty/sweet water) with an outfit called Motmot. Very professional. We spent half a day kayaking the mangroves in Sian Kaan reserve sighting troves of exotic birds. Absolutely worth while. We did a Temazcal at Maya spa with a shaman named Martha, she was awesome. We visited the ruins of Tulum and Coba. If you make it to Coba, ask about Punta Laguna about 25 km away, a tribal area in the jungle filled with monkeys, jaguars, and crocs. It was one of the highlights of our stay.
The last experience I need to mention was the Maya abdominal massage we got at Maya Tulum Spa (on the beach road). I love massages and have had many kinds of healing and relaxing therapies. I would have to rank this healing massage at the top of the list. I eat well and exercise and take care of myself in general. This 80 minute experience realigned my internal organs and created more internal space for them. It feels more roomy inside! That's the best way I can explain it, and it's not a temporary fix. The shift is permanent. We brought back many wonderful memories from our trip but that massage...wow!
basically our week in Tulum was unexpectedly dreamy, magical, and full of adventures and Casa Violeta had a lot to do with the positive glow we're still feeling.
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