Honeymoon | Caleta Tankah Tulum
Ready for a long walk on the beach with me? Well, if it’s chilly where you are, pour yourself something warm, wrap up in a blanket, and get ready for a good long meander!
Our second week of honeymoon dawned bright and promising. We set out on a walk with the destination of the Tulum Ruins. The walk didn’t seem that long from the map and it looked like it was all beach the whole way. So we packed a bag, grabbed some water bottles, and set out along the sand ready for adventure.
We made some friends along the way including a sweet beach dog who we had been seeing all week. She was incredibly sweet and, when she realized we didn’t mean any harm, she got incredibly excited and started following us!
As the sun started to come up, the temptation to go swim grew higher and higher until eventually, I couldn’t stand it anymore, dropped my things, and ran into the water. The surf and cool water felt spectacular!
But the further we walked, the more we realized that we weren’t going to make it to the ruins. The beach gave way to rocks here and there and eventually just stopped. We could see the ruins looking out on a cliff in the distance but, with no clear path that wasn’t the ocean, had no way of getting there. And, thus, we turned back. But boy am I glad we did!
For on the way, we found some fellow travelers wading into the water near what turned out to be a beach club! We stumbled on Caleta Tankah, a beach-centric hotel and club with a cenote and a secret. The centoe and underground river let out into the ocean right at the sand line. This formed its own cool pool where salt water met fresh and fish of all types hung out. The crystal clear waters lent themselves to swimming and the rocks made for plenty of little pools to explore. With so few people around, we got to take some incredibly fun photos as well!
This little gem of an establishment offers tons of different options for all travelers. From renting a beach chair for the day to an overnight stay that promises “bed to beach in under two minutes” you can’t go wrong! Should we veer end up in Mexico again, I can almost guarantee we’ll be staying here. Being able to explore a cenote right from the hotel sounds so amazing.
Exploring on its own was tons of fun. But so was just sitting on the rocks and taking in the water, the sun, and the nature surrounding us.
We even went for a good proper swim surrounded by the rocks. With the way the rocks formed, we had our own protected little oasis from the waves around us. The sound of crashing waves was everywhere but we never felt a single one, just enjoyed the cool water.
Turns out, I’m married to a fish! Watch out!
And then, of course, we basked and relaxed even more.
After long, we were feeling sun-baked and ready for lunch. We padded off in towels we’d brought with and made our way back to the resort, stopping yet again for a dip in the ocean. There’s something so wonderful about being entirely by yourself on the beach. It really makes you want to go diving head first into the surf. And that’s exactly what we did!
Watch out, those waves will really get ya!
After a leisurely walk, we finally made it back to the resort, ran up to our rooms for a quick rinse off, and tucked into a delicious lunch of flautas, fried tacos, and more guacamole than you can shake a chip at!