20/09/2016 1:14 AM AEST

7 Reasons Tulum Should Be Your Magical Next Trip

THIS is paradise. 🌴

Turquoise waters of Tulum, Mexico.
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Turquoise waters of Tulum, Mexico.

By now you’ve almost certainly heard of Tulum, that leafy green wonderland on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Tulum is eco-friendly and trendy: It’s known for postcard-perfect ruins that sit right on the ocean, hip yoga retreats and a buzzy, upscale restaurant scene

But true travelers will tell you that staying in Tulum is much more than downward dog and cocktails: A visit here affords a slate of off-the-beaten path adventures you may not have heard about in the latest fashion mag. Sure, a few of them require some trekking, but those are precisely the kinds of adventures that let you truly get to know a place. 

Here’s why you should visit Tulum, for reals.