From Drew Barrymore and Leonardo DiCaprio, to Reese Witherspoon, Cara Delevingne and Alessandra Ambrosio, Hollywood A-Listers have been flocking to the Tulum beachfront (and other hotspots in Mexico’s magical Riviera Maya region) for years and this season is proving to be no different! Read on to see which celebrities have been seen in Tulum and the Riviera Maya recently and you just might find yourself booking a trip soon, too!
“There are certain places that capture the spirit of a time; a scene; a person you want to be”, wrote Conde Nast Traveler. “Of all the beach spots that have turned our heads in the last 20 years, Tulum is still our favorite”.
With an atmosphere that’s perfect for sipping cool drinks, relaxing, exploring and doing yoga on the best beaches in the world, Tulum is perhaps a semi-obvious celeb hotspot. Situated along the Mexican Caribbean coast just south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras in the lush Riviera Maya, Tulum has incredibly well-preserved 1,000-year-old ruins of an ancient Mayan seaport and soft white-sand beaches, with unforgettable jungle-shrouded restaurants, traditional Mayan spas and rich biodiversity, there is so much more to this part of Mexico than first meets the eye!
Celebrities in Tulum
Most recently, Grammy winning singer-songwriter Pink and her husband Carey Hart were spotted earlier this week on a low-key beach getaway in Tulum, Mexico. The “What About Us” pop star was seen making the most of her trip by sipping on a beer and soaking up the sun! Singers Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton also popped up in Tulum this winter at Hotel Esencia, which permitted the superstars to keep a low profile and fly under the radar for a relaxing holiday.
Paris Hilton and new boyfriend actor Chris Zylka from The Leftovers visited HABITAS in Tulum recently for a romantic vacation in one of the first-rate resort’s exclusive 500-square-foot private homes. Hilton was also seen just down the beach at Be Tulum, where the posh Ocean Suites offer private pools, jacuzzi tubs and - of course - killer views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea!
Academy-award-winning Lupita Nyong’o also jetted off to Hotel Esencia recently to relax and unwind. The property was originally built as a private home for an Italian duchess and the resort sits where the Yucatan jungle meets the clear turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea at Xpu-ha, which is one of the Riviera Maya’s only undeveloped shores. Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn and Kate Bosworth have also been spotted at this unique beachfront property.
British TV Personality Jeff Brazier and his new wife Kate Dwyer spent their recent honeymoon in Tulum, staying at KASA Hotel Parota. This highly Instagrammable boutique hotel is located in the posh Aldea Zamá neighborhood, offering spacious luxury suites and incredible penthouse condos with private rooftop pools, providing easy access to both downtown (centro) and the Tulum Hotel Zone.
Playa del Carmen Has Serious Star Power
The adults-only El Dorado Maroma by Karisma resort also has the power to attract celeb guests, including Modern Family star Sarah Hyland and her boyfriend Bachelorette alum Wells Adams, who stayed in a luxurious overwater bungalow at the property, which lies just north of downtown Playa del Carmen. Named the 4th best resort in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, guests enjoy a dedicated butler and unobstructed ocean views from a private deck and infinity pool.
Finally, former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay and fiancé Bryan Abasolo celebrated their one-year anniversary as a couple just next door at El Dorado Casitas Royale, another Karisma property in Playa del Carmen known for its gorgeous beachfront and delicious poolside cocktails.
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