The Weekender: Tulum, Mexico

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The Weekender: Tulum, Mexico

Sunset at the Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa on the Riviera Maya is next-level. Find out why tastemakers have long flocked to Tulum to explore Mayan ruins, take a dip in otherworldly cenotes and get a taste of low-key beach living. Here’s what to pack for bohemian luxury at its best.

Clockwise from top: Mirrored shades inspired by the magic hour | Relaxed jean shorts you can live in all week | Strappy sandals that go from the beach to the pool back to the beach | Salt spray to embrace your beach waves | If there was ever a time to break out this Boho bag, it’s now | Just don’t forget your coverup

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Cenote Sagrado

Explore Mexico's Cenotes

Characteristic of the Yucatan Peninsula, cenotes are natural sinkholes that form when the roof of a cavern collapses. The Mayans believed the mysterious formations were entrances to the underworld.
Cenote Sagrado

Cenote Sagrado

The Cenote Sagrado, near the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, was once a site of sacrifice to the Mayan rain god Chac. In the early 1900s, archaeologist Edward Herbert Thompson dredged the famous cenote and found copper, gold bells, rings, masks, cups, figurines and embossed plaques. He also found evidence of human sacrifice. 960 1280

Michael Rael through Flickr Creative Commons   

Cenote Dzitnup

Cenote Dzitnup

The breathtaking Cenote Dzitnup in Valladolid, Mexico, is completely underground with a hole in the ceiling. A guide rope and lighting make the cavern easier to enter, and it's a great place to swim. 960 1280

Adam Baker through Flickr Creative Commons  

Cenote

Cenote

The entrance to one of the Yucatan's many cenotes. 960 1280

Adam Baker through Flickr Creative Commons  

Cenote Xlacah

Cenote Xlacah

Cenote Xlacah, at the Mayan site of Dzibilchaltun, is ground-level, easily accessible and more than 140 feet deep at some points. 960 1280

Heather McCall through Flickr Creative Commons  

Cenote Sagrado

Cenote Sagrado

A view of the Cenote Sagrado from above. 960 1280

H. Michael Miley through Flickr Creative Commons  

Cenote Samula

Cenote Samula

People take a dip in the Cenote Samula, located right next to the Cenote Dzitnup in Valladolid, Mexico. 960 1280

Frank Kovalchek through Flickr Creative Commons  

Cuzama, Mexico

Cuzama, Mexico

One of the 3 cenotes in Cuzama, Mexico. 960 1280

vokeron7 through Flickr Creative Commons  

Cenote Yokdzonot

Cenote Yokdzonot

Cenote Yokdzonot is located just 15 minutes from the Mayan city of Chichen Itza. 960 1280

RyPix through Flickr Creative Commons  

Cenote Suytun

Cenote Suytun

Located inside a private ranch in Valladolid, Mexico, the Cenote Suytun has an accessible entrance with a long staircase leading to the water. 960 1280

Daniel Lobo through Flickr Creative Commons   

Cenote Ikil

Cenote Ikil

Cenote Ikil, or the 'Sacred Blue Cenote,' is about 10 minutes from Chichen Itza, not far from the Cenote Sagrado. 960 1280

Brandon Leon through Flickr Creative Commons  

Grand Cenote

Grand Cenote

The Grand Cenote, in Tulum, Mexico, is one of the most popular scuba-diving destinations in the Riviera Maya. 960 1280

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Cenote in Quintana Roo, Mexico

Cenote in Quintana Roo, Mexico

A scubadiver explores the marine life and underwater canverns of a cenote located in Quintana Roo, Mexico. 960 1280

James Scott, Flickr  

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