Phil and I knew from our very first visit to Huatulco in April 1993 that it was a very special place – a place that we wanted to escape to as often as we could. What a tropical paradise it is every month of the year. The beauty of the ocean and the mountains, the rivers, nine bays and 30 miles of beaches is unsurpassed. We have traveled to many wonderful and beautiful travel destinations in our lifetime, but Huatulco remains our favorite. Besides the natural beauty of the scenery, we enjoy the friendly small town atmosphere. Huatulco has all the offerings of a tourist development without being “touristy”. Eco tourism is the norm. Plenty of opportunities to observe and enjoy nature. We have done a lot of snorkeling and scuba diving here. Such a variety of marine life! We have enjoyed horseback riding up and down the mountainsides and galloping the horses on one of the uninhabited beaches. Rafting on the rivers is fun at the right time of year. We have hiked and biked, bird watched, gone deep sea fishing, and had the fish we caught prepared for us at a beachside restaurant or brought it back to the condo to cook it ourselves. Seafood is always fresh and plentiful in Huatulco. There are lots of “Mom and Pop” type restaurants and no fast food places anywhere in Huatulco. That suits us just fine since healthy lifestyles are what we are about.
The air is so much purer in Huatulco than any other place we have been. We can breathe better. Huatulco has yet to be discovered by many although we have done our best to give others a chance to enjoy it. The Camino Real Zaashila Resort where we have our condo is elegant and rated a 5 star operation. There are 17 acres of beautiful gardens that surround the hotel and condos. Everyone has a view of the ocean.
We purchased our condo preconstruction and were able to select one with the very best view of the ocean, beach, main pool and gardens. We never tire of the view.
The resort has a much laid back atmosphere and is a wonderful place to kick back, relax and reduce stress. Huatulco is a perfect place to read a book or magazine either in the condo or on the balcony or beachside or poolside, you choose. You can walk the beach, collect a few prize shells, go for a swim in the ocean, jump some waves, snorkel, Jet Ski, etc.
The 330 ft long main pool with its vanishing edges was a main selling point for us. Diane loves just walking in the pool for exercise. You are surrounded by beautiful views of the beach, gardens and flowers.
Get out of the main pool and walk a few yards to the beach or a few hundred feet to the Beach Club pool with its waterfall and lunchtime restaurant. It’s perfectly fine to eat or drink in your swim suit here if you want to.
Since we are now Senior Citizens and have retired to a beautiful lakeside home that we built on Tellico Lake near the Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. Please do come and visit a very special place in paradise! – Huatulco!