Tulum Day 3: Making Friends

I made friends with Richard, one of the owners of a bar called Ricarito’s Tex-Mex Grill on Satellite Sur the day I got into town, and I ended up going back there yesterday for a beer and some guacamole. Angel, the chef and co-owner, makes some great food and he’s super friendly as well. Richard invited me to a full moon party tonight at Papaya Playa, a resort up the road by the beach, so I’m looking forward to experiencing Tulum’s version of a full moon party– god knows I LOVE the moon tribe festivals at home, but those usually last for days, so we’ll see how this compares.

After talking to Richard and Angel for a while I feel a lot better about exploring Mexico on my own. To be honest, I was a bit paranoid before I got here all the way up until last night, when I was walking back to my apartment style hotel (Las Tres Palmas) and I began noticing the beauty of the town illuminated in the night.

Satellite Sur. Tulum
Satellite Sur. Tulum
Hostel on Sol Oriente
Hostel on Sol Oriente

Today I went back to Azafran for another amazing breakfast and met a cool kid from the Yucatan who is obsessed with American metal. He was really funny and we managed to have something of a conversation despite neither of us really speaking the other one’s language very well. He ended up asking to take a photo with me, which I thought was odd, but flattering just the same. Then I road a bike I rented to the beach, which was a pretty long and sweaty excursion, but worth it. The beach was beautiful and the water was mesmerising. I ended up laying on a lounge chair on the sand writing for a few hours at Posada Punta Piedra.

Posada Punta Piedra Tulum
Beach at Posada Punta Piedra
Posada Punta Piedra Tulum
Posada Punta Piedra Tulum

love life forever tulum Mexico good friends good people

Then I road my bike back to La Tres Palmas and watched the sunset from the balcony of the hotel as a worked a little more. I was a little confused when returning the bike to the hotel because yesterday I could have sworn the manager said the bike was 5 pesos, but today it was 5 USD, which is 70 pesos, but still very cheap. I think I’ll probably end up renting a car for the rest of the trip though.

Las Tres Palmas Hotel Tulum
Las Tres Palmas Hotel Tulum
Las Tres Palmas Hotel Tulum
View to right of Las Tres Palmas
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