Santa Cruz Huatulco Off The Beaten Path

  • A typical smallholding near Huatulco
    A typical smallholding near Huatulco
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    Cacti in Mexico

    by crazyman2 Written Aug 28, 2008
    The talk
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    Please see my 'crafts and Tourist attractions' page for the full write up.

    To me the talk was boring ----well, no, not boring but it was hot and humid and my attention span was short. So I wandered around the place instead!
    My wife enjoyed the talk; once it was finished we were served cold drinks and fruit.

    Oh, look at the photos of the cacti ---one shows a house with a dish! Impoverished? Good luck to them I say! Well done the Mexican government.

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    Craft Time!

    by crazyman2 Written Aug 28, 2008
    Craft time
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    Please see my 'craft and tourist attractions' page for the main write up.

    This was a 20 minute stop to have a brief talk about the basket weaving etc. and then you have an opportunity to buy the things!

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    Traditional herb garden

    by crazyman2 Written Aug 28, 2008
    It was called...
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    Please see my 'crafts and tourist attractions' page for the main write up.

    If you're English (or maybe from somewhere else that has strong gardening traditions) this may be a disappointing visit.
    The herb gardens are sparse but the hospitality is excellent.

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    tapas making demo

    by crazyman2 Written Aug 28, 2008
    Tapas making
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    Please see my 'crafts and tourist attractions' page for my main write up.

    I didn't stay in the nut for the demo. My wife stayed in and enjoyed the talk but not the heat!

    I wandered around inside the church which seemed very down on its luck. I'm sure that all donations are received with thanks.

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    The adobe-brick makers

    by crazyman2 Written Aug 28, 2008
    Adobe bricks: the mixture is prepared!
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    Please see my page ''crafts and tourist attractions for the main write-up.

    Oh, do notice the trainers! Even these 'poor' Mexican kids had cool trainers hidden around a corner.

    Also, the stall: the mother was asking us to try 4 different varieties of banana whilst the daughter was showing us some Mayan artefacts which she had found in surrounding fields.

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    Crafts and tourist attractions in local villages

    by crazyman2 Written Aug 28, 2008
    A typical smallholding near Huatulco
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    Well, the Mexican government has been working hard to develop tourism at Huatulco. One of the ventures is to encourage people in local villages to set up stalls/demonstrations/exhibitions of thei wares/skills.
    We went, by minibus, to a fruit stall demonstration ---excellent
    to a we-use-this-cactus-for-so-many-things talk ---interesting for some
    to a craft market ---lots of woven baskets, mats etc
    to a trafitional herb garden ---not good for us English, with our gardens
    to a tapas-making demonstration ---interesting. Look in the church too!

    The prices were Mexican prices ---and so a good deal for us.
    the guide and driver were excellent.
    Would I go again....possibly.
    This write-up will cover 5 entries ---one for each stop so that I can show the photos.

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    visit some of the undeveloped bays..

    by marktynernyc Written Mar 4, 2004
    Maguey Beach, Huatulco

    Maguey Bay has a soft powdery tan beach, clear green water and calm. Seems to be very popular with the locals. Numerous restaurants line the beach, serving the basically the same - ceviches, fish, lobsters, stuffed pineapples.

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    Tour to the waterfalls…

    by Ronald_T Updated May 20, 2003
    Nice meal...


    First we went back to the cottage for enjoying a nice meal that was offered by the tour operator.
    Also we were able to try self made Mescal what was also delicious.
    Ok, pick up the car and off we go.
    I hope you enjoyed this tour like we did…

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    Tour to the waterfalls…

    by Ronald_T Updated May 19, 2003
    Just a donkey...


    It was a wrong thought.
    He told us that we had to leave all things what we didn’t need, and also asked to not use sun block. This was for two reasons. Sun block will attract insects as mosquitoes and wasp’s. The second reason is to not bring the nature out of balance.
    This donkey was so nice posed that I couldn’t leave him without taken a picture…

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    Tour to the waterfalls…

    by Ronald_T Updated May 19, 2003
    Tree...


    Their power they get also from mommy tree by taking away her water. On this way mommy tree will die after several years. Year after year, the kids still growing and in the end mommy tree will be total hidden by the new branches of baby tree…

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    Tour to the waterfalls…

    by Ronald_T Written May 19, 2003
    Tree...


    I heart already from carnivorous plants, but never from herbivores plants. Well, in fact this is not so right. When trees getting older here and the baby trees are growing, they strangle mommy tree…

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    Tour to the waterfalls…

    by Ronald_T Updated May 15, 2003
    A view over the mountains...


    Do not be afraid of this long drive, and give your eyes the food they need. As you will see in here, you will never get bothered by dull landscape. Also the guide tells you a lot about the vegetation and animal life that the time will past by in a jiffy…

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    Tour to the waterfalls…

    by Ronald_T Written May 15, 2003
    On our way to the waterfalls...


    About a 30 km out of the city are the waterfalls. You maybe think that thirty kilometres is not such a long drive. Well, the first 10 km are fine, but the last 20 km is up in the mountains and goes by a dusty and twisty road. Those last 20 km take’s about 2 till 2.30 hours…

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    The fruit demonstration near Huatulco

    by crazyman2 Written Aug 28, 2008
    Part of the family who showed us their trade!
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    Please see write up on my 'crafts and tourist attractions' page.

    Oh, try the tammarind ---you need to chew the sticky gunge around the centre. Bitter-sweet.

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    Tour to the waterfalls…

    by Ronald_T Written May 20, 2003
    Another view on a cascade...


    After a great afternoon by swimming and sunbathing it is time to go back at the hotel…

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