Santa María Huatulco

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4 travelers at this place:

  • Day281

    I Feel The Earth Move ...

    February 21, 2017 in Mexico

    We visited a community co-op eco-tourism where they are trying to preserve the mangrove forest and all the associated flora & fauna by taking people on tours. Our boat weaved through the mangroves and saw parrots, herons, turtles & huge iguanas, which were orange due to it being mating season. We then landed on the island & were slightly alarmed when our guide started to lure a huge crocodile out of the water - it was over 4 metres long & there was no cage or fencing between us! We were really impressed with the efforts being made especially since a storm a few years ago destroyed 80% of the mangroves, so they even had a mangrove nursery which volunteers use for replanting.

    After giving a few backpackers a lift back to town we headed down the coast to a beach which promised to be less developed and have calm seas for swimming and snorkeling. Oh boy did it deliver - San Agustín is a stunningly beautiful bay with commodores (rustic restaurants) strung along the sand and a massive shallow coral reef. Nothing much happens here, a few buses bring in Mexican families and a few gringos are boated in during the day, but by sundown everything closes down and there's just a couple of gringos in vans and the locals.

    The biggest drama was sitting outside the van having breakfast one morning when everything started shaking - we were having an earthquake! We also realized that there had been one in the night which had woken me up but I had thought someone was shaking the van - I had even checked no one was trying to steal the bikes off the back!

    We've been away from the coast for quite a while and as this is one of the most idyllic beaches we've stayed on. It's a perfect blend of little restaurants and locals living a happy life. The snorkeling is amazing and we had a fantastic experience watching mini explosions of fish mating, all the time surrounded by larger fish looking forward to some tasty caviar!

    We had no choice but to stay as long as we could before our supplies ran low and we were driven from this fantastic hidden spot. Definitely on our 10 ten beaches in the world, and considering our itchy feet tendencies that's some list!
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  • Day200

    Hot Windy Day to Paradise

    February 18, 2016 in Mexico

    A nice morning ride got us back to Pochutla where we had a tasty breakfast as we waited for the bike shop to open so Karl could get help replacing a brake lever that had crapped out. We set off again at 10:30 am and enjoyed a breeze that kept the temperature bearable as we rode over numerous small hills towards Huatulco where we decided we should go for a swim in the ocean. The ride through the up-and-coming (?) resort town of Huatulco was a bit weird, but the swim at Boca de Copalita was refreshing in the strong wind. Shortly after returning to the highway we rode over the beautiful Copalita River and into the town of Barra Copalita. Already overheating, we were drawn to the busy shores of the river and welcomed by Philipe to descansar (rest) under his palapa for the night. We followed the locals' lead and waded into the river with our cycling clothes on to cool off and rinse the sweat stains off at the same time. We even soaked our clothes before bed to stay cool through the night, what a treat!Read more

  • Day22


    December 20, 2015 in Mexico

    This shop makes your icecream as you watch! They blend the ingredients, then cool the mix on a -40°C plate and keep mixing with spatulas as it freezes. Aleisha chose mango-pineapple-tamarind with a little chili. Delicious!

  • Day22

    Mira arrives to Huatulco

    December 20, 2015 in Mexico

    Yesterday Mira stayed at Puerto Escondido when we came to Huatulco, this evening she Cait the bus to join us. The bus was due to arrive about 12.30am, so I drove to meet her. She rang to say that she was at the bus terminal at Santa María de Huatulco. I asked if she was sure it wasn't Santa Cruz de Huatulco but she was sure. So I cursed and set off, 35 mins driving at night on bad roads to Santa María de Huatulco. On arrival Google navigated me to the bus station but I ran out of battery just before arriving. It was a really bad dirt road, but there wasn't any bus station. On the main road I asked the only people around, a couple packing up a food stall. There is no bus station they told me, it was moved to Santa Cruz a few years ago. So with no phone or navigation I returned 35 mins on the same bad roads to Santa Cruz, and found Mira there, then took her back to the rented apartment arriving about 2am. Grrr.Read more

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