Glamping Hub offers unique stays when you travel. Stays that include handpicked accommodations across the globe, pet-friendly rentals, a secure booking system and unique experiences. That's why I knew that I had to book with Glamping Hub for my recent trip to Tulum, Mexico. I've been wanting to visit Tulum for what seems like forever.
It just looked like a place with a chill vibe that was fairly untouched. So incorporating the Glamping Hub experience was practically a no-brainer. I'm definitely not one for the usual camping structure, so I knew that a glamp would be the best of both worlds. Types of glamping include anything from tree houses and caves to safari tents and nature lodges.
We spent a few days at the Shambala Petit Hotel in Tulum. This eco retreat included charming beachfront casitas located on the south beach of Tulum. The city is about 90 minutes south of Cancun, but at the same time, it's like half a world away. The hotel is surrounded by endless sandy beaches on one side and a beautiful strip of local shops and restaurants on the other.
When we arrived, we were greeted by our host Mari -- who is originally from Japan but migrated to Tulum after falling in love with it -- who showed us to our cabana, Casa Eolo, right on the beach. Unfortunately, that particular cabana was having some electrical issues, so we were given the Casa Albaba, which was basically like living in a tree house. You really can't go wrong with bamboo walls, mosaic floors and sliding doors that let in the ocean breeze of the Caribbean Sea.
Each morning we enjoyed a complimentary, eco-friendly breakfast and the company of the handful of other guests staying at the Shambala Petit Hotel for a yoga retreat. And when I say handful, I really do mean that. The hotel only occupies 10 cabanas so it's super quiet and very friendly. We then spent our morning sitting beach side before heading out for drinks, food and local shopping. Literally just steps from the hotel is the main street with various restaurants (fried fish, ice cream, pizza -- you name it) and cute boutiques.
That's where I picked up this gorgeous halter jumpsuit from Josa Tulum. All the contemporary pieces were made in Tulum and sold right on Tulum beach road, making it the perfect outfit for my stay. Dress like a local, eat like a local and live like a local while in Tulum. Can't go wrong!