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.
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.
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.