Remember my excitement about the idyllic farmhouse La Granja in Ibiza? Let me tell you a little secret: an equally unusual home away from home is waiting for you in jungleicious Tulum, Mexico. Curious? Follow my lead. Spread your wings, cross the Atlantic Ocean, and put your body and mind to rest for a bit.
Tulum Treehouse – not an actual treehouse, unfortunately – is located at the edge of a dense mangrove forest, an easy ninety minute coastal drive south of Cancún. Collaboration is at the heart of this place, bringing together exquisite international design with the craftsmanship and artisanal traditions of the Yucatan region. Polished white cement serves as a canvas for unique furniture made of weathered, locally sourced wood. The tranquil rooms, where light and air flow freely, are embellished with Oaxacan ceramics and handwoven baskets. On the rooftop, a huge twenty person dining table offers spectacular jungle views.
I can already feel myself dozing off with the sun on my feathers… And I didn’t even mention the national park (Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve) with panthers, jaguars, crocodiles and dolphins yet! Or the Mayan ruins, pyramids, lagoons and Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second biggest in the world. Tulum Treehouse respects and protects the natural beauty it’s surrounded by. It relies on its own solar setup and irrigation system to prevent damage to the fragile ecosystem. Because, you know, in the end, it’s all about leaving a legacy.