The essence of luxury lays in quality, exclusivity and attention to detail and Tulum, is deconstructed-luxury all the way around.

Pack your Birkenstocks , your bamboo sunglasses and don´t forget to upload a bohemian road trip playlist into your iphone. Ready yourself for a dose of the new traveling experience trend: Deconstructed Luxury.

As I enter Tulum´s main Street , I cant help to smile right away. Palm trees everywhere, Bohemian restaurants and shops lit by torches and vintage chandeliers, small spas and eco-boutique hotels, perfectly coexisting with the tropical landscape. This is it, Eco-chic-yogui paradise.

Nothing new, you might think, just a hippie vacation destination. Oh my friend, on contraire, this is a top destination for trendy tourists with refined tastes and deep pockets. Tulum offers exactly what the new experience traveller is searching for: A complete eco-spiritual experience reconnecting with nature, stripping everything down to basics. Here you´ll find hotels with no TV, no Wi-Fi, no room service and far away from the annoying crowds of mainstream vacationers.

But don’t be fooled by the organic architecture of the jungle-immersed restaurants, Tulum offers some of the greatest gourmet experiences you can find. Yes, the chef is a hippie, but an Italian experimental hippie chef. Believe me, taking the time exploring this gastronomical paradise is worth it. Hotels offer the complete mayan spa experience with Temazcal (sauna with a spiritual twist) followed by amazing Yoga classes on the beach with some of the best teachers in the world. All of this is not cheap, not at all, but it´s a magical experience.

After a few dream-like days spent here, I find myself embracing a new, wider definition of a luxurious experience.

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Mara Dominguez Gaya

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