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Recommendations Yucatan, Mexico: Merida and Tulum

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Old Nov 6, 18, 6:58 am
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Recommendations Yucatan, Mexico: Merida and Tulum

Any tips for luxury or great boutique hotels in Merida and Tulum would be highly appreciated. Planning a trip for Easter 2019. To adults plus our 15 year old son.
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With Merida, you must decide whether in town or not. I have heard very good things about this hacienda 20 minutes out of town but have not stayed.
The hacienda - Hacienda Xcanatun - Merida - Mexico
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In and around Tulum settle for nothing but beachfront. We have been but not stayed. Utterly gorgeous. Hope you will post reviews. Buen viaje!

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Look forward to your reports and other suggestions. I’m considering the Yucatán for a Jan 2020 bday trip.
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Would highly appreciate more hotel tips, especially for Tulum. It`s a jungle out there and so many look the same but surely they are not??
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Many of the better Tulum boutique hotels are adult-only and frankly sub-par. You would be better to stay somewhere bigger in Riviera Maya - Roswood Mayakoba has some great suites, especilly those on the lagoon.
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Does anyone have any info on the status of the new St Regis Kanai project in Quintano Roo? It was supposed to open in Dec 2018 but haven’t seen or heard a peep. I have my doubts...
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Chablé in the Yucatan should be looked at.... they also just opened in Maroma area.
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If you don't mind slumming it, Tulum is worth a night or two and could be the highlight of the trip. Combine it with Coba. Ana y Jose is nothing special but the location is great and the rooms (beds) are comfortable. Has a pool and so-so food - but for food there are many great/fun options outside. The beach restaurant next to Ana y Jose is very good.
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Might not suit many people here but Coqui Coqui have some cute, boutique-style properties dotted around Yucatan (e.g. the Valladolid property makes a nice one night stopover between Merida and the coast to see Chichen Itza). They used to have a Tulum one, but closed it down. In any case, their perfumes are great and I'd at least include a stop at one of their perfumeries to pick up a scent.
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Fish therapy? Afraid to ask.
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Fish therapy? Afraid to ask.
Indeed...
https://www.dovemed.com/healthy-livi...-beauty-trend/

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Originally Posted by scubadu View Post
Thank you. Excerpted from that linked article:

"What Are the Risks Associated With Fish Therapy?

To date, over 10 states in the United States have banned fish pedicures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are varying reasons for such bans including unhygienic conditions that do not involve sanitization, increased infection risk, threatened animal and plant life, animal cruelty, etc. Although fish therapy is widely banned in the United States, the United Kingdom still offers the service legally; however, there is an advisory against it. Despite this advisory, the UK has seen a rather quick expansion in the number of facilities offering fish pedicures over the past year."
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Last time I was in the area the sargassum seaweed was awful. It can be removed from the beaches but, depending on where it's removed, it continues to draw bugs and smells awful. If you're an ocean swimmer, the sargassum can be deep and wide enough to make that difficult.
Although it's been somewhat seasonal in past years, this year I understand that the sargassum has been pretty consistent in it's intensity.

If I were to stay in the area, I'd probably opt for a little north of Tulum and stay at Esencia on Xpu Ha Beach. That doesn't improve the sargassum, sadly, but when the water is clear the beach is stunning.

I'd be hard pressed to risk the Riviera Maya and much of the Caribbean until I knew the situation had improved.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.9f86bd568f64
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Last time I was in the area the sargassum seaweed was awful. It can be removed from the beaches but, depending on where it's removed, it continues to draw bugs and smells awful. If you're an ocean swimmer, the sargassum can be deep and wide enough to make that difficult.
Although it's been somewhat seasonal in past years, this year I understand that the sargassum has been pretty consistent in it's intensity.

If I were to stay in the area, I'd probably opt for a little north of Tulum and stay at Esencia on Xpu Ha Beach. That doesn't improve the sargassum, sadly, but when the water is clear the beach is stunning.

I'd be hard pressed to risk the Riviera Maya and much of the Caribbean until I knew the situation had improved.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.9f86bd568f64

Thanks. Makes me wonder if we should rather go somewhere else..
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