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Bahias de Huatulco, Mexico

Part 4 - Beaches, surf and relaxation

The second part of the holiday was spent at the Bahias de Huatulco, a series of 9 bays along the Pacific Coast. When you hear the words Pacific Coast, you know that there are going to be waves! We discovered that not all the beaches are suitable for swimming!

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This was the hotel we stayed in, a little more "luxurious" than our ecological bungalow.

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Although Huatulco is more developed than Mazunte, it's still very quiet.

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A hotel at the Playa de Chahue

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The Playa de Chahue, beautiful sand... but no-one around!

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We soon discovered that it wasn't a place to swim as the currents were dangerous.

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So off we went a few minutes down the coast to Santa Cruz

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Boats in the port at Santa Cruz

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Ready to take people on excursions along the 9 bays of Huatulco

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Sign seen at Santa Cruz

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There were tables right along the beach where you could sit and order food and drink whenever you wanted

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Shady tables along the beachfront

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We arrived early and had the beach to ourselves!

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People started arriving later on

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My first coffee of the holiday... cafe de olla, Mexican-style

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It was a sheltered bay and safe to swim... no waves at all!

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Two seagulls eyeing us up

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The small port at Santa Cruz

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An "open-air" church on the beachfront... a roof and pews but no side walls... and incredible views.

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fun activities... the banana boat, a water-bicycle and other things

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The church at Crucecita, a small town inland

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Crucecita is a typical Mexican town, full of colour

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A local bus

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Enjoying a meal at Crucecita

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Ripe mangos on a tree

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Looking towards the church from the small kiosko in the town square

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La Iglesia de La Crucecita

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The inside was covered in paintings

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La Virgen de Guadalupe, painted right along the ceiling, is the largest painting of the Virgen in the world!

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View over the Bahias de Huatulco

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Blue-coloured building

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A small place called Bocana de Copalita

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The coast is rocky along here...

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...and popular with surfers

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Riding the waves

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Looks a bit dangerous by these rocks!

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No lifeguards on duty!

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The sand is blackish around here

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Locals playing football

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We visited a small locally-run iguana centre at Copalita where they breed iguanas and release them in the nearby National Park

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Marc holding a young green iguana

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Small green iguana

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Iguanas are still caught for their meat!

Huatulco still hasn't been discovered by international visitors...we saw very few foreign tourists. Most were from the centre of Mexico and Mexico City. I hope it doesn't turn into a Cancun type of destination!

Posted by margaretm 07:41 Archived in Mexico Tagged beach waves surfing iguanas oaxaca

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