Some 80 miles south of Cancún on Mexico’s Riveria Maya, funky Tulum is home to a quintessential Caribbean beach—powdery white limestone sand, clear aquamarine waters, and groves of coconut palms—with the added bonus of Mayan ruins perched on the cliffs above. (Parts of it are also clothing optional!)
Our Academy says:
Chill, artsy realness plus cool beachside bars.
-– Matt Bell