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Drew! Reese! Cameron! See Why All The Stars Are Flocking to Tulum, Mexico

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Drew…Reese…Cameron…Alessandra. If you’ve followed any celebs or models on Instagram in the past five years, chances are you’ve seen at least one of them post a glamour shot from the white-sandy beaches of Tulum, Mexico.

So where exactly is this superstar paradise—and why does everyone from Hollywood seemingly want to be there?

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Located about an hour and a half south of Cancun by car (rental car, shuttles, and taxis all go there from Cancun airport), this “eco-chic” destination located along the narrow strip between the Mayan Jungle and the Caribbean Sea was once mostly populated by backpackers and adventure travelers. In fact, many of the thatched-roof lodges along the sands didn’t even have electricity.

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio took a girls’ trip to Tulum in February.

Now it’s a luxurious locale that draws A-listers for it’s laid back yet high-fashion vibe. The destination also prides itself on being committed to sustainability, making it a popular spot for celebs (like Leonardo DiCaprio) who are actively eco-conscious. Most people ride bikes around, the bars and restaurants are often open-air and lit by candles or low-energy lights.

But don’t let its low-key vibe fool you. Some hotels can go for up to $4,000 a night, and one of its most popular draws, Amansala Resort‘s Bikini Boot Camp, can cost up to $4,000 per person for the week. (But don’t worry, there are plenty of affordable options when it comes to visiting the area.)

Below, a look at where the stars stay and play while in town.


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Stars like Paris Hilton have stayed at Habitas, which are luxury tented rooms right on the oceanfront that take the term “glamping” to a whole new level. Celebs like Kristen Cavallari have also been spotted at Azulik, which is sort of like a modern day Swiss Family Robinson treehouse where the adults-only, thatched-roof lodges start at roughly $800 a night. Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Reese Witherspoon have all done yoga retreats at Amansala Resort & Spa, where rooms start at $375 per person a night.


Courtesy Hartwood

Make sure to try and snag a reservation at Hartwood, where the menu changes daily and everything is cooked over an open flame. (Entrees priced from $15-$30.) Then stop for an after-dinner drink at Casa Jaguar, where the mixologist will whip up a cocktail for you based on your “energy.” ($11 average.)


Courtesy Amansala

The name of the game in Tulum is mostly “nap on the beach,” or frolic in the waves, but it’s also a huge yoga destination with gurus flying in from around the world to teach classes and retreats. Amansala’s Bikini Boot Camp is one of the most popular—it’s a mix of exercise classes, yoga, and spa treatment and draws in celebs like Drew Barrymore, who has called Tulum her favorite place to visit.

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Don’t miss the nearby Tulum ruins ($3) of a former Mayan port city. Check out the public beach Playa Paraiso to the north, which is free to the public. Here, the lodges are a little less luxe but still incredibly chic. Stock up on fresh fruit, tequila, wine and warm, freshly made corn tortillas at the nearby supermarket, Chedraui.