When visiting Tulum, you’ll want to pack the usual vacation stuff, plus, maybe some things suited for the tropical climate.
- Don’t forget your Passport and to double-check its expiration date. It’s also a good idea to have a copy packed somewhere; keep a back-up pack separate from where you put your passport while traveling, like in a pocket of your checked luggage. Plus, just to be safe maybe leave one with mom.
- Visas are not required for tourists traveling in from many countries including USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, Chile and most Western European countries.
- Travel Vouchers, e-Ticket receipts, car rental reservation, Paypal receipt for Posada Yum Kin, etc.
- Prescription drugs packed in your carry-on luggage. Keep copies of prescriptions (doses, type, etc.) with the passport copy in your back-up pack. Remember a copy of your eyeglass prescription if available.
- Emergency phone numbers in carry-on and in your back-up pack.
- Camera/ memory cards/ download cable/ batteries (batteries seem to lose charge quickly in the tropics, pack extra.)
- Sweater or light jacket, nights can be cool.
- Small bills ($1-5 for tipping ease)
- Sturdy waterproof sandals are a good idea to have for beach and water activities; they protect your feet from rocks and coral while allowing you to go and explore!
- Bring a hat to prevent sunburn and keep cool.
- Bring lots of sunscreen. You should have enough to apply and reapply several times a day. Check the expiration dates on what you bring. Old sunscreen is less effective.
- Beach bag
- Zip-top plastic bags to bring wet/dirty clothes back.
We’ll add additional posts on this topic from time to time, so watch for them and let us know what you recommend that we may not have listed.
Posada Yum Kin is an eco-friendly, 9-unit, boutique hotel in Tulum, Mexico and features fully equipped kitchens, a new pool and complimentary breakfasts. It possesses a ‘real Mexico’ atmosphere, but fully concentrates on luxury, while offering a little bit of condo convenience.