Who doesn’t love to shop and bring something back from a holiday–it’s a fun, sometimes sentimental reminder of where we’ve been.
On the main beach road of Boca Paila, just near Hartwood restaurant, is a cluster of boutique shops. My best advice would be to queue up at Hartwood with a friend (put your name on the waitlist for the most popular resto in Tulum) and take it in turns to browse the shops. This way no time is wasted and you’ll have dinner reservations for later.
Here are fave 5 to check out:
Josa Tulum has an array of colourful floaty kaftans that can be worn from day to night. Gitano bar and restaurant would be a wonderful night time scene to wear this pretty number to.
Sniff through the scents and scented candles at the Coqui Coqui perfumerie. Once you’ve finished there, walk across the stone quad to peruse the beautiful dresses and tops, you’ll only find neutral colours here. I was eyeing up a black tassle neckerchief.On the corner is Km33, their one-off handmade bags, wallets and hats are made in Mexico from an array of Latin American designers. You know you’ve stepped into Mr. Blackbird with the feel of your flip flops or feet on the sandy floor. This shop carries a dazzling range of gemstone jewellry and bright crocheted handbags. A little further down the road away from these shops is La Troupe. Once you see the bed on the side of the road, you know you've arrived. They sell lovely home decor and bedding but also women’s clothing and accessories. It is really quite charming.I hope this list gets you started on your shopping spree, leave us a comment below and let us know what souvenir you brought back. xxx