TULUM AND AROUND INFORMATION
contact Jelena for any details if you are planning to arrive earlier or stay longer.
-Flip flops and if you want to climb a pyramid: comfortable Walking Shoes
-Yoga Clothes or T- Shirts and shorts
*it’s humid so loose fitting cotton clothing is best. it’s best to avoid technical exercise clothing and stick with natural fabrics in light colours
-Sun screen/insect repellant (although when entering Cenotes NO SUNBLOCK PLEASE)
-Sarong (hotel will provide beach towels)
-A hat to protect you from the sun while walking or biking
-Medications (antihistamines or EPIPEN if you have severe allergies)
-Flashlight (the beach is very dark at night)
*during turtle egg laying season, no flashlights are permitted on the beach, or there are special red lights allowed. It is possible to see turtles hatching in November. This is a very special event and there are people designated to mark nests so they are not disturbed.
-Warm clothes or a shawl for cooler nights
-A journal and pen or pencil
-Good book to read while lounging in a hammock (some books available at Shambala)
-Camera to capture the amazing scenery of Tulum and perhaps an underwater camera for snorkel and Cenote trips, or a waterproof case for your camera or phone
-Bring your own snorkelling gear if you have it, otherwise it can be rented
-Eye pillow if you’re sensitive to light
-Laptop if you must or phone (we have Internet wireless connection)
-Chargers for your phone (Mexican Electrical Outlets are the same as in the United States, you will not need a special converter)
*please make sure you call your bank and credit card company to ensure the card doesn’t get blocked while taking money at ATMs. There are many ATMs available on the beach road, but because of high volume of traffic, sometimes they are empty. Best bring US cash, which you can change in Tulum (at better rates). Do not change your money at the Cancun airport unless you absolutely must as the exchange rate is very low. Most people bring US dollars or CAD dollars and exchange them always with passport at Scotiabank, HSBC bank or St. George money transfer offices.
-packing food in luggage or carry on might be an invitation from the Mexican customs to have it confiscated. It is not permitted to bring food to Mexico.
Please note: No blow dryers are permitted at the hotel, as they will overpower our generators(Don’t forget we are in jungle!)
There is a supermarket in Tulum town approximately a 10-minute taxi drive from the hotel where you can buy sunscreen, toiletries (shampoo, conditioners etc.), insect repellant etc.
Remember to reconfirm your flight and pack your passport, ID and flight ticket. Travel Advisory: From 2007 Mexico will require passports for all travelers entering the country.
The Yoga Studio
The magical place of your daily practice with views of the beach, the windows open to let the warm breeze and sound of the surf in for a more peaceful meditation.
Yoga mats and props are available but if you love to have your own we encourage your to bring it. As well enough yoga clothes for a few days as they dry slowly with the humid air.
Energy work and Japanese massage
Archeological Sites (Mayan Ruins)
Cenote trips (diving or/and snorkelling can be arranged closer to your trip with KOOX diving)
2 beach bikes free of charge
kite surfing (lessons available steps away from the hotel)
*we can arrange bikes for the group if necessary, but there is a bike rental place 2 min walking distance from Shambala hotel.
Our Breakfast Include:
Fresh fruit juice Coffee and tea
A selection of homemade granola and cereals
Dry fruit and nuts
*gluten free and daily free options available for all meals.