Tag Archives: Huatulco

Another Day in Huatulco

Feb 28 – We got up early today, so we could walk into the Huatulco National Forest before the sun got too high in the sky. The official entrance to the park is miles away, where cruise ships stop to let people experience the beach. We are not near that entrance, nor do we want to get anywhere near the cruisers, so we will be satisfied with a morning walk.

This is the dry season, and the road was arid and dusty.

I’m sure this culvert will have water in it after the spring rains.

There sure are a lot of noisy birds here. We are not birders, so I can’t tell you the names of the birds we saw, but they are unlike any we’ve seen at home.

We’ve settled into a lazy pattern here: a Jim-cooked omelet and coffee for breakfast on the veranda, a morning walk, a Jim-cooked lunch in the shade, an afternoon swim, then supper down on the beach. Seafood prices here are very reasonable. Folks get a table, order food, take a dip in the water and let their children play, then get out to eat. The evening temperature is ideal, though if you are not alert, scavenger birds swoop right down and help themselves to your food!

A full moon, a warm breeze, native music and a margarita- what could be better?

Bahía de Santa Cruz, Huatulco

Feb 27 – So here we are, in a sleepy little town right on the Pacific Ocean, at the edge of Huatulco National Park. We are staying at the Hotel Casa Blanca del Sol, in a big round room with thick plastered walls near a crystal blue pool. Serene. They have a kitchen that guests can use, which makes Jim very happy. Air con? Si! Hot water? Not so much, but it turns out that when you are hot, hot, hot, a cool shower is kind of nice!

A short walk to the waterfront, and we are inundated with offers to go out on fishing boats and eat in seafood restaurants. The restaurants have hundreds of tables, an indication that cruise ships stop here. But there is no ship today, so everyone is competing for our pesos!

The cove is very pretty.

The chapel is outdoors too:

I don’t have an exciting story to tell today, so I will share some of the tropical flora we saw on our morning walk. Lots of reds:

Lantana and a mariposa:

Poinsettias in their natural habitat:

They have Guns and Beers here.

Maybe they have dinosaurs too?

Tell Emma we saw an elephant!