Regardless, we had deliberate to take a number of precautions. We wore gloves and masks within the airport and on each flights. Additionally, we every wore a hooded sweater, attempting to cowl as a lot of our our bodies as attainable, even when it meant we have been going to be a bit sizzling all through the flight. It simply made us really feel higher.
Once we stepped onto the aircraft, we sprayed down our seats with disinfectant and likewise wiped down the arm rests in addition to the trays. There we stayed all through the roughly three ½- hour flight, not leaving our seats. I extremely recommend utilizing the restroom earlier than you get on the aircraft so that you received’t have to rise up and stroll by way of the cramped aisles and use the aircraft’s toilet. We additionally didn’t eat on the aircraft.
Once we landed, we caught to Ubers. (Like many New Yorkers, we don’t have driver’s licenses.) Neither of us felt comfy taking public transportation, and the car-hailing service was inexpensive and handy.
But to be frank, it was a danger, like the general journey. In Mexico, we found that most of the automobiles don’t have plastic dividers separating driver from passengers. However, most drivers wore masks, and we at all times rode with masks and opened automobile deal with doorways with gloves.
But actually, we solely took automobiles when obligatory. In Mexico City, the place we stayed for 4 days, we acquired round largely strolling. In Tulum, we rented bikes to get about.
Find a ‘Sanctuary’ to keep at
In phrases of lodging, we have been a bit leery — regardless of taking the chance of touring — of staying in a lodge. We needed an area the place we knew we wouldn’t run into lots of people, and if we did, at a lesser quantity and fewer continuously. So we did some analysis. In Tulum, we discovered an Airbnb in a constructing known as Sanctuary in a non-public neighborhood known as Aldea Zama. It gave us a location the place we didn’t have to go to city a lot as Aldea Zama had a number of eating places and a grocery retailer. And at $50 an evening, this Sanctuary was inexpensive.
The constructing had solely 18 flats in complete and three flooring so we hardly ever, if ever, bumped into individuals and it had facilities like a pool and a health club that have been cleaned every day. Additionally, the house had two balconies and greater than 2,000-square toes, giving us each sufficient room to arrange working areas.