Although limited to a relatively small area, Tulum boasts some amazing shopping. The shops, all small, artsy boutiques, lean slightly toward a bohemian, beachy aesthetic.
The design of many of the shops alone makes them worth a visit. From intimate spaces beautifully decorated and surrounded by palm trees and sand,
To swimwear in an old VW bus.
Perfectly laid out to display the beautiful goods being sold, many of which come from local Mexican designers.
Because the designers are local, each shop features something unique. Some shops are bright and colorful, like the handbags and clutches above.
Some shops are slightly more muted and clean, featuring whites and ivories in beautiful fabrics and flattering cuts.
And some shops focus on accessories or jewelry, like the pieces above.
The shops are smattered around an approximately mile long stretch of the two lane road that goes through the beachfront hotels and restaurants.
While there are so many options – and there are so many places worth stopping – there is one can’t miss. Everywhere we go, we try to find something special to bring home that symbolizes the location or serves as a reminder of our time there. For one of us, that special treat usually comes in the form of fashion from a designer or store with some connection to the area.
In Tulum, the place for the special trinket was definitely Biuriful.
Set back from the road, signs lead visitors down the pathway, where an amazing boutique awaits.
The boutique is filled with an entire wardrobe worth of clothes, bags, and shoes.
But the highlight is the sombreros, each of which is hand made and hand painted by the owner.
There are solid colors and patterns in shades of yellows, blues, pinks, and tans. Little pieces of art to wear right atop your cabeza.
If the Caribbean blue water, the white sandy beaches, and the amazing food and margaritas weren’t enough, turns out Tulum is also the perfect place to shop, shop, shop til you drop.