THE WANDERESS | DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO MOVE THROUGH
THE WORLD WITH LIGHT FEET, OPEN HEARTS
& PURPOSEFUL ACTIONS.The new year always brings necessity for a recharge. We set intentions, and with them we expect to be better, do better, than the 365 days that came before. Yet, we pose the questions, how will you change your perspective when you don’t change your surroundings? And another question: Why not follow our healing Guide To Tulum for Jump-Starting Those New Year’s Resolutions?
Photographer Isabella Bejarano took on the role of The Wanderess as she sought out a holistic retreat away from busy city life. Wanting to find the true heart of Tulum, where well-being spreads like the plague, she shares a visual diary of her guide to its zen eco-boutique stays that provide the healthiest eats and yoga classes you should be booking into. We say ditch the bullet journal, and jet off to the place where the best souvenirs come in the form of a sleeker yoga bod, and a peaceful mind.
For the rookie bohemian:
Upon arriving at this Nest Tulum’s 9-bungalow hotel you’ll be welcomed by true Tulum artisan work, along with a cocktail from its extremely friendly staff. Owner James Chippendale strives to support as much of the local economy as possible, including stocking the bar with a local non-label Mezcal. As beach front as one can get, this spot is sure to act as prime locale for meditation, and reflection as you set out on your goals for 2017.
Prosperous Perks: Nest Tulum offers breakfast included with your stay which is served just steps from the wavs. The meal kicks off with a lemon juice to alkalize your body, and ends with a probiotic drink to promote energy to put towards the day’s activities.
For the stylish shaman:
It may be safe to say this stay is the ultimate Tulum experience. Brought to you by the people behind the ultra-exclusive Be Tulum adventure, Nomade immerses you completely making a holistic life shift almost impossible to avoid during your visit.
As you enter Nomade, you are met with a massive chime, meant for you to interact with, meant to cleanse your energy — an experience that becomes consuming as one gets lost within its loud reverberations, and intoxicating vibrations.
The destination provides a variety of rooms, from scattered bungalows, to AC clad gleaming tents — each brimming with luxe amenities.
The Whole-istic Shebang: Nomade provides complimentary breakfasts in an enchanting Moroccan inspired dining area. Focused on healing and recharging, the hotels influences come from shamanic and traditional original wisdom. Activities likes sound healing, dance ceremonies, quiet time in the meditation tent, and tinctures made of medicinal herbs from the Amazon, you don’t have to look very far for a jump start into the new year’s aims. Weekly retreats, workshops lead by shamans, and daily yoga classes are also hosted on site for those who plan to truly infuse themselves in the knowledge and practice.
Curative Eats: La Popular is Nomade’s fish market-esque restaurant where you will find yourself propped on pillows atop Moroccan rugs laid gently right on the beaches sand. Live music accompanies dishes of freshly caught fish, and local fare.
For the higher-being healer:
Sanarà literally means “you will heal” in Spanish, so we hardly have to say more about this destination. Get lost in this architecture award winning hotel as you remedy any of that baggage that ails you. Dedicated to eco-friendly and sustainable hospitality you early have to lift a finger to become a better person. Accommodations include your pick from the serene bungalows, and jungle suites, to the villas designed for larger groups. Regardless of which you choose, you are spoiled with your very own sanctuary.
Almighty Add-Ons:Sanarà houses a wellness center that provides everything you could ever want from a dietary counselor to motivational support. Its spa even caters to your every need with custom treatments. A yoga studio overlooking the beach acts as the perfect reason to get out of bed (building good habits for when you return home), and a dip in the pool will re-awaken your soul.
Fine Dining Fuel: The Real Coconut by Daniella Hunter is Sanarà‘s purveyor of all things plant based, and beneficial. Gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free is the name of Daniella’s game, only one would never guess from the spots deliriously good dishes.
What’s Beyond Your Sanctuary | Eat
Hartwood: Possibly the most infamous, but definitely worth the hype, Hartwood may just be the best in all of Tulum. The wood fire based fare includes seasonal fresh fish and local produce that will blow your mind. Don’t forget to make a reservation, you don’t want to miss out!
Taqueria La Eufemia: This is your go-to for classic beachside tacos. It attracts a trendy young crowd that’s sure to make you some new friends.
Casa Violeta: This spot is located in the cute boutique hotel Casa Violeta, acting as its go-to for healthy eats, and out-of-this-world breakfast.
Be Tulum Hotel: For a swanky experience Be Tulum is definitely a must-hit. This is a great spot for a spicy marg anytime of day or night.
Casa Jaguar: Hit up this spot on a Thursday night for the full-experience. Either pre or post dinner is a great time to go.
Gitano: For some serious hip swinging, get yourself to Gitano on a Friday night. It won’t disappoint.
Papaya Playa: If you happen to be in town during a full moon, you’ll inevitably find yourself at Papaya Playa.