My best friend Lisa (@lisahomsy) decided that she wanted to spend her birthday in Tulum this year so we organized a few collaborations with some hotels and met up with 3 of our girlfriends, @ehvegan, @laurareidd and @meganfaye. The first hotel we stayed at was Nest and it was one of the best pinterest worthy places for boho decor I’d ever seen.

This villa had 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and it easily slept 6-8 people. This villa would be great if you’re planning a family vacation, girls trip or bachelorette party! In fact, the group that was staying in our villa after we left was a bachelorette party. Breakfast was included and the food was really good!! The beds were very comfortable and I slept really well! Because Tulum is off grid they have specific hours of electricity for air conditioning. We were never uncomfortable at any point and because of all the windows and doors it kept the house really breezy. In terms of drinking water, Nest provided that in the vila. Do not drink any tap water while you’re there. We heard the water is clean but may still contain certain things that your body isn’t used to so just be safe and drink bottled water. Bikes are the way to go when it comes to getting around and Nest had some to lend us. Not all hotels have bikes so it’s a huge plus when the hotel includes it. There are also places you can rent bikes so look for ones that charge you anywhere from 100-150 pesos a day.

Check out some of the interior shots I took of the property below. I never usually take these kinds of photos but the villa was so pretty. Let me know what you think of them in the comments.

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The beauty is in the concrete and tiles in this nature/industrial yet eco-friendly villa. Zorba’s hosted us for the last 2 nights of our stay in Tulum and it was the best way we could’ve ended our girls trip.

These villas are gated however do not operate like a hotel. There is a concierge you can speak to but no restaurant or anything. The best thing to do while staying at these villas is to go to the supermarket and pick up your food and snacks. There is a full kitchen in the villa along with drinking water. Zorba offers villas that have between 2-5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 12 people. Zorba is a great option if you’re traveling in a bigger group. Our villa had 3 bed rooms and 4 bathrooms and slept 7-8 people. I chose to sleep in the bunk bed on the bottom bunk. It felt like a little cave so I was nice and snuggly. The villa has air conditioning and we only really turned it on at night. Otherwise the house temperature was really comfortable.

We rented bikes and went to Charly’s vegan tacos for the second time on our last night in Tulum. If you’ve never been to Charly’s you NEED to. It’s so good that we had to go twice. We started with the guac and nachos. Everything at Charly’s is vegan and everything we had blew my sandals off. The nachos had the best flavours! We tried the taco trio which was incredible and then also the huarache…I’m salivating while I write this lol.

I have to also mention that we went to Posada Margherita for dinner one night…holy s**t this place was so good! It was on the expensive side ($30usd+ per person) and the menu has been the same for 17 years but everything is made fresh. The pasta they make is made on the spot and you can taste the difference. I had a simple tomato sauce with basil and I’ve never gobbled up pasta that quickly in my life!

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