Trips

One Day in Tulum

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While we stayed in Akumal (read my hotel review here), we decided to do a day trip to Tulum and it was super worth it! We rent a car and we drove to all the things we did, you can book a tour or use the public transportation but we wanted to do our schedule so renting a car was a great option! Check what you can do over there and also a great restaurant that we went!


Nós ficamos hospedados em Akumal (ler meu post sobre o hotel que ficamos, aqui), mas decidimos passar um dia em Tulum e foi incrível! Nos alugamos uma carro e dirigimos para todos os passeios e lugares que fomos, você pode marcar um tour ou usar o transporte público local mas não queríamos ter muito horário e alugar um carro foi uma ótima opção! Vou contar tudo nesse post do que fizemos e também uma indicação de um restaurante incrível!

WHAT TO DO

Walk among ancient Mayan ruins

To enter the archaeological site to see the Mayan ruins, it is $65 pesos per person. The ruins sit atop cliffs so hiking up to the Mayan ruins offers an amazing view of the beach and the ocean. Tulum was actually once a walled trading city known for it’s beautiful beach and seaport. It is a nice walk and the view is incredible, but a tip, bring water, it is so hot and you are not going to find any place inside to buy it!


Para entrar no sítio arqueológico para ver as ruínas maias, são $65 pesos por pessoa. As ruínas ficam no topo das pedras, então se você andar até o topo das ruínas, você vai ver uma vista incrível da praia e do oceano. Tulum era uma vez uma cidade de comércio murada pela sua praia e porto. É um passeio legal e a vista é incrível, mas uma dica, levem água, lá é muito quente e você não vai achar nenhum lugar lá dentro para comprar!

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Swim in a cenote

Cenotes are underground sinkholes that were held sacred by ancient Mayans and are now used as natural swimming pools and for tourism. We went for two cenotes, Dos Ojos and Sac Actun, both are beautiful but me and my husband preferred the Sac Actun, we did an amazing tour inside of the cenote and it was awesome, I super recommend it!


Cenotes são cavernas subterrâneos que foram consideradas sagradas pelos antigos maias e agora são usados como piscinas naturais e para o turismo. Fomos para dois cenotes, Dos Ojos e Sac Actun, ambos são lindos, mas eu e meu marido preferimos o Sac Actun, fizemos um passeio guiado incrível dentro do cenote, eu super recomendo!

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WHERE TO EAT

After visiting the amazing cenotes, we were super hungry and we really wanted fresh seafood for lunch with an ocean view, as always we looked up at Trip Advisor for some restaurant and we ended up at Ziggy’s Beach for an amazing and authentic Mexican cuisine. We had the Guacamole in Molcajete ($90 pesos) for appetizer that was so delicious (and huge!)! For main dish I had the Octopus, Shrimp & Fish Tostada ($250 pesos) and my husband the Maxi Quesadilla ($235 pesos), everything was so good and of course, to be even better we ordered a Mojito! If you are in Tulum, I super recommend Ziggy’s, I’m sure you are going to have an amazing meal with a beautiful view of the beach!


Depois da visita incrível nos cenotes, nós estávamos morrendo de fome e queríamos um almoço bem mexicano com vista para o mar, como sempre, nós olhamos o Trip Advisor para achar algum restaurante e assim descobrimos Ziggy’s Beach, um restaurante mexicano na beira da praia. Pedimos o Guacamole em Molcajete ($90 pesos) de entrada, que estava delicioso (e era gigante!)! Para prato principal eu pedi a Tostada de Polvo, Camarão e Peixe ($ 250 pesos) e meu marido o Maxi Quesadilla ($ 235 pesos), tudo estava um delicia e é claro, para ser ainda melhor, nós pedimos um Mojito! Se você está em Tulum, eu super recomendo Ziggy’s, eu tenho certeza que você vai comer uma comida incrível com uma vista deslumbrante para a praia!

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Though our visit to Tulum was short, I’m already trying to think of a way to get back. Next time we go (yes, there will be a next time) I definitely would like to try to stay in Tulum because there was so much more I wish we could’ve done and seen. Exploring the peaceful white sandy beaches, trying more local restaurants and shops and staying a rustic boutique hotel are now on my bucket list!


Mesmo que a nossa visita a Tulum tenha sido curta, eu já estou tentando pensar em uma maneira de voltar. Da próxima vez que nós formos (sim, haverá uma próxima vez) eu gostaria de ficar em Tulum porque há muito mais o que ver e conhecer. Explorar as praias paradisíacas de areia branca, conhecer novos restaurantes e lojas locais e ficar um “boutique hotel” na beira da praia, com certeza está na minha lista de desejos!

Food, Trips

Trip to Miami Beach

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For the Labor Day weekend, me and my husband decided to enjoy the last few weeks of summer and hot weather, what better place to go than Miami Beach? For us, it is a sort flight, less than two hours, so we got plenty of time to enjoy there. We stayed at the Pestana Hotel in South Beach, which had a great location and tons of Brazilians working and staying at the hotel!

We were there to enjoy the beach and rest, not really to tourist or to explore the city, but one place that is great and worth the visit is the Wynwood Walls that has great graffiti murals, in fact, there are more than 40 walls and doors that have been painted by several well-known artists around the world like Shepard Fairey, Os Gêmeos, Invader, Kenny Scharf and many others.

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One thing we always like to do in our trips is to discover new restaurants and to taste the flavors of the city. Miami has a lot of Cuban, Mexican and sea food restaurants, so we got the chance to go to some of them and I am going to put a list of my three favorites!

1.DiLido Beach Club: located at the Lincoln Road, it has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is great for lunch time, it offers fresh and delicious wraps, we ordered the Ahi Tuna Tartare and the Lemon Chicken and a fruit smoothie. The restaurant also serves salads, sea food and great cocktails.

2.Havana 1957: it is a Cuban restaurant, and they have some locations, we went to the one on the Lincoln Road where is a street with great restaurants and shops. The staff are welcome and the food is great! For appetizer, we ordered the Tostone which was delicious and for main courses, the Lechon Asado that had a lot of flavors and the Pan Con Bistec, that was ok. For drinks we got the traditional and the passion fruit mojito that were amazing! If you are thinking of having diner at Havana 1957, specially during weekends, it is better to do a reservation.

3.Suviche: it is a great ceviche and sushi restaurant and I will do a post just about this restaurant soon!

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