In case you haven’t seen the memo: Tulum is a popular choice for celebrities on vacation, including Hollywood stars, TV personalities and supermodels. So far, 2017 has already seen an impressive parade of the rich, famous and ultra-recognizable, including models from the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Drew Barrymore, Al Pacino, Richard Gere, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sienna Miller, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and Selma Blair, among others.
“In just 15 years, the tiny Mexican village of Tulum has turned from a cheap and chilled-out backpacker’s paradise to the ultimate in barefoot chic,” wrote the Daily Mail. “Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez smooched on the surf there on vacation, while Demi Moore, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz have all blissed out on its powdery beaches.”
Situated just south of downtown Playa del Carmen and the Cancun International Airport, the eco-chic town of Tulum is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, best beach bars and amazing accommodations, including luxury condos and boutique hotels. A far cry from the high-rise hotels in Cancun, no building in Tulum is taller than a well-established palm tree and there is a strong focus on sustainability in Tulum, with many boutique hotels that are entirely self-sufficient.
“The Tulum ruins are the best-known of the local attractions: the former Mayan trading hub is perched on the cliff edge overlooking the sea, guarded by huge, stately iguanas,” wrote the Daily Mail.
Celebrity Vacation Spots – Tulum in 2017
This February, iconic actress Drew Barrymore was spotted along the beaches in Mexico’s Riviera Maya as she spent a week relaxing at beachfront a spa retreat with a group of friends on a prime piece of real estate in Tulum.
“Other famous faces seen along those seaside shores include Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Justin Bieber, Ewan McGregor, Daria Werbowy, Kate Bosworth, James Rousseau and Rene Zellweger, to name a few,” wrote the Riviera Maya News. “In December, Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted vacationing [here] with a group of friends.”
DiCaprio, who is now famous for his well-kept “dad bod,” was seen with his BFF Lucas Haas, while Nina Agdal, Leo’s latest supermodel girlfriend, was seen in Tulum with the rest of his P*ssy Posse crew.
In late march, Hollywood legend Richard Gere was pictured walking on the white sand beaches, swimming, bodysurfing and enjoying his hotel and resort while vacationing in the beachfront town of Tulum. Gere was on vacation with current girlfriend Alejandra Silva and her young son.
“Tulum continues to attract thousands of visitors, many of whom are Hollywood celebrities,” wrote the Riviera Maya News.
In late April, another longtime actor and Hollywood icon was seen in Tulum when Al Pacino showed up with his longtime girlfriend Lucila Sola. The happy couple was in Mexico’s Riviera Maya to celebrate the actor’s 77th birthday and was photographed enjoying one of the world’s most beautiful beaches in one of the world’s best countries for expats.
Also in April, actress Sienna Miller showed up for a celebrity vacation in Tulum, as she enjoyed the sun, sand and surf in the clear blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea, while Kim and Kourtney Kardashian headed to Mexico’s Riviera Maya and were spotted partying on the beaches of Tulum for Kourt’s birthday.
Singer Dave Matthews has also visited Tulum already in 2017, holding a concert with Tim Reynolds in February, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Diego Luna was seen with supermodel girlfriend Suki Waterhouse and Daytime Emmy winning actress Ricki Lake slipped into a swimsuit to cool off earlier this year.
Have you ever spotted a celebrity on vacation? If you could hang out with anyone in Tulum, who would it be?
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