Cancun, Cozumel, Ixtapa, Cabo, Huatulco. These are all locations in Mexico that look like the perfect vacation spot, and I’m going to share with you my visit to one of these places, Huatulco! Tim hadn’t even really heard of Huatulco when I brought it up as a destination spot, but with a few Google images and a screen shot of the constant scorching temp (hello!), it was a no brainer. We booked our flights and spent the best week exploring the beauty of south Mexico in Huatulco!
We stayed at the Dreams Resort & Spa, in an ocean front room with a moderate sized balcony complete with a jacuzzi (oooo lala). I found myself in a total state of zen looking at the breath taking view of the Pacific ocean and still palm trees, soaking in warm water in 30+ degree Celsius weather (perfect in my opinion), with a Corona as I watched the sun rise and set on more than one occasion. Oh, and Pringles, too. The staff of Dreams always restocked our mini fridge full of little liquor bottles, M&M’s, and Pringles. It was routine that Tim and I got our Corona and Pringles fix daily lol.
I don’t like having too much of an itinerary on vacation, but this time Tim and I signed up for a couple fun things; a waterfall tour and a quad adventure. Aren’t we fun? The waterfall tour started with the fastest, bumpiest ride up the mountains, and I was absolutely terrified! The car is literally on the edge of this damn mountain and we could’ve tumbled off at any given moment. After I took my nails out of Tim’s arm and recovered from slight motion sickness we started our hike up to the falls! The trail was surrounded by massive rocks and trees, and a couple cool spots that you could jump off into the fresh water. Um… no thanks! I just stood back and watched a couple middle aged men jump from several feet high and hit the freezing water so hard lol.
We eventually made it to the waterfall and it really was beautiful. The area is a little dark, even though we got there by mid afternoon, because the trees and rocks are so high it blocks a lot of natural sunlight, which also contributes to the cold temperature of the water. Brrrr. Tim is more adventurous than I am, so he did the massive rope swing and you drop into an area that’s significantly deeper than the rest of the waist deep water. I swear I’m fun guys, but trust me when I say the water was freezing and me and freezing just do not get along. And I somehow survive Canadian winters lol. Read that post here.
One of the locals ground up some natural clay found underneath the fresh water and apparently it makes the best mask for your face. He painted up our faces and we washed off in the water, feeling as glamorous as Victoria Secret angels. Lastly, our tour ended with a delicious authentic Mexican dinner! YUMM. #foodbaby
The quad tour we did was by far my favorite part of the trip. We met up with some locals that set us up on our own quads and took us on the most breathtaking route. We went to through jungle type roads with massive trees and the best part…a sand route, incredible dusty but beautiful, and we rode parallel to the Pacific ocean. I was completely distracted by how serene it was. I would’ve loved to just pull over and spend hours laying on the hot sand, watching the waves crash down with no one around for miles and miles. I think it might be my favorite place on earth so far. I do love my bed though…but I think this view takes the cake!
We took a little break and stopped at a local market where we got some insanely fresh fruit, Mexican style, with the chilli powder and lime juice. Mmmmmmm, mmmmm!! We also stopped at a local bay called Bahías de Huatulco. We stripped down to our swimsuits and took a nice warm swim in the ocean. That’s what I loved about Huatulco so much, the warm ocean water. We ordered a drink at a tiny little Mexican food joint and dried off in the sun before heading home.
I know this post is already long enough, but one night we ate at the top rated pizza spot, according to Trip Advisor, called La Crema.I know it sounds weird to eat pizza in Mexico, but this place was unreal. I did a whole post about it here, because it was just that damn good. Before I wrap up, I do want to tell you about one of our last dinners of the trip. It was this romantic ocean front dinner for two, with candles that lit the way to our table. We sat there in complete darkness with only candle light, not being able to see the ocean, but we could hear it. We drank wine and basked in the beauty of our surroundings, like it was a scene right out of a movie.
I can see Huatulco being a place that I go back to time and time again. Our trip was truly amazing, everything about it was perfect and it’ll be one I never forget.
What’s the best trip you’ve ever been on?