Mexico has a warm and tropical climate, so you definitely want to avoid overpacking (you’ll want space in your suitcase for the wonderful things you might find in the local shops). Of course, there are a few things you’ll want to bring with you.
1. Lightweight dresses
Stay comfy and cool in lightweight cotton dresses. These are also easy to wash in the hotel room and hang dry overnight so you need less clothing overall.
Pack a swimsuit or two so you can enjoy the pools and beaches.
Not to sound like your mother, but avoid sunburn now and skin cancer later by slathering on the SPF.
Be sure to bring cash with you since many businesses and restaurants don’t accept credit cards. You’ll get a better rate if you have pesos instead of US dollars, so exchange some money when you arrive at the airport to make things easier. While there are ATMs in Tulum, some charge really high fees or aren’t always stocked, so it's best to prepare ahead of time.
Our Tropical Oasis pajama shorts or Bagheera Cami Nightgown in hot pink were made for a trip to Tulum. But, if you have a different favorite style - pack that one!
Have you ever spent time in Tulum? Share your recommendations in the comments. We’d love to know what you liked best. Have an upcoming trip? Tag us in your photos so we can live vicariously through your adventures (especially if you’re sunning yourself in a Printfresh nightgown on the beach)!
Note on COVID travel protocols: At the time of this writing, you’ll need to get a covid test/antigen test three days before you plan to re-enter the US. These are easily found along the main street in Tulum and only take a few minutes to complete. You’ll get an email shortly after with your results. Remember to check for updated travel requirements prior to your departure so you know what to expect.