If any of you follow my infrequently updated travel blog, you will know that in May/June of 2007 we drove our car on a trip all over Mexico. We spent several weeks just exploring our way down the Pacific Coast from Los Mochis to Arriaga. We stopped at all the hotspots; Acapulco, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Escondido, to name a few. But there was one spot where we spent three very enjoyable days and we decided that if we ever wanted to take another vacation inside Mexico, it would be back to that wonderful place. So where is it?
The area itself is known as the Bays of Huatulco. It is comprised of the two small communities, La Crucecita and Santa Cruz. It is an expanse of nine bays running along the Pacific Coast of the state of Oaxaca. By car, it is 8 hours south of Oaxaca City and 2 hours south of Puerto Escondido. If fact, one of the beaches is very famous as having been featured as the mystery beach in the movie, Y tu Mama, Tambien.
Here's the view of one of the bays from a roadside viewing space.
Here's the view from my balcony in "downtown" La Crucecita. I loved looking out to the mountains each day.
In the following days, I'll be leaving Isla Mujeres behind for a bit and take you exploring with me. We'll visit downtown, the beaches, look at the archetecture and learn a little about this fast growing area.
But first, let's take a look at Cancun from the air as we leave it behind.
From the airport, almost all domestic planes head out over the Caribbean and then turn back inland. Here you see one stretch of the infamous Hotel Zone.
Passing back onto the mainland.