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Sustainable Design in Tulum: Jungle Chic

I just got back from a quick trip to Tulum. This gorgeous little stretch of coastline on the Caribbean Sea is one of the my favorite places in the world. I have been visiting these beaches and staying in different cabanas there for the last 15 years or so. Tulum has been getting very popular – just two weeks ago the New York Times published an article about Tulum and how fashionable it has become. Along with the new popularity comes a lot of other things, some good and some not – more people, great restaurants, wifi at hotels, ATMs, a boutique.  But what has not changed much is Tulum’s eco-chic design aesthetic. Here are some fun examples of the creative ways that Tulum embraces sustainable design.

Zahra Tub Sustainable Design

The bathtubs at Zahra are hollowed out tree trunks in Tulum

seashell-fixtures-at-Casa-Violeta Sustainable Design

Sustainable design Seashell bath fixtures at Casa Violeta

Charile's Restuarant Tulum Sustainable Design

Walls made from glass bottles at the famous Charlie’s Restaurant

Charle's Restaurant Tulum

Tulum Sustainable Design

Tulum Art


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