A few days before we were due to leave the Huatulco area, our realtor there told us about some property (lots) that he had for sale in Zipolite. We really like the laid back ambiance of that little village and decided to go have a look. Just to be nosey!
Unfortunately, there had been heavy rains in that area recently and we were not able to get down the dirt road leading to the lots. Wash outs bigger than my Pointer could handle. I suppose it was for the best though. It would have been mighty tempting!
We drove back down to the village and decided to have lunch before heading back to the condo. We chose a place that advertised wood fired pizza and walked into the grounds. Imagine our surprise when the manager came out to greet us and it was somebody we know! It was a guy who had lived on Isla for awhile, that we knew well enough to greet by name but would not really call a friend. He, like many before him, just disappeared from the radar one day. We wondered what had happened to him and know we knew!
Sitting on the terrace of the front restaurant, this was our view of the beach.
Back behind us, where we had entered, was this row of little rooms. Each had a "courtyard", complete with every man's favorite form of a lazy enjoyment! Remember, this place caters mostly to Europeans and backpacker types. They would love the being able to visit with your neighbor closeness of this.
Although advertised out front, pizza was not on the menu when we got there. It was an evening only offering. It would be cooked in this wood fired oven though. Very popular in Huatulco and environs.
This is a very famous landmark in Zipolite. The rock with the hole in it. Original name, don't you think!
I hadn't noticed this the first time we were there. Instructions on the meaning of the warning flag colors.
Some of the resorts that line or are above the beach.
As we were leaving, I spotted this very unusual palm in the front garden. I think it has a pretty good defense system!
I did do a panoramic shot of the west end of the beach. Do you see that big cactus sticking out above the green? Just behind it is the lot we were trying to view. It has views back down the entire beach of Zipolite and then the Pacific coast the other way. Sure wish we had gotten a chance to see it and the views it offered.
So this post ends our trip to Huatulco. I would highly recommend this area to anybody to visit. There are plenty of beaches and outdoor activities to keep everyone satisfied. The area is seriously lacking in night life though. There are bars and nightclubs but they are either very expensive with a cover charge or so loud you don't want to go in. We did find a really nice one right downtown though. Red Pool Hookah Bar. It features specials every night, good music not played at a volume to kill your eardrums and......pool tables! Look it up if you are in the area.
I really hope that you have all enjoyed going along on my vacation as much as I have enjoyed taking you!