Huatulco Life was inspired by people with a passion for Huatulco and the Mexican lifestyle. It is a place to find out more information about the region and enjoy the beauty of the Oaxacan coastline through the photo gallery. From time to time, other interesting tidbits about Mexico make their way into the pages of this blog. Enjoy!

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mexico's Smoggy Capital Gets First Electric Taxis

Original Story from The Wall Street Journal, September 28th, 2011 - Laurence Iliff

Mexico City - Mexico's capital received its first all-electric taxi cabs Wednesday as part of an agreement between the auto maker and the local government to promote the use of environmentally friendly vehicles in one of the world's smoggiest metropolitan areas.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Beauty of Huatulco

As we head into the fall months, the sunsets just seem to get better and better...looking over Marina Santa Cruz.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cafe Dublin Grand Re-Opening

 Posted from the Café Dublin Facebook page

Join us this SATURDAY, September 24th at Café Dublin as we are having our "Grand Opening!  Scott (previous owner) will be here to celebrate with us and to share some old stories, as well as our Friendly Regulars and of course love to meet some new friends!  Be sure to join us as you will have a chance to sample Dublin's Food and taste some of Cora's Tasty Irish Cream...:)! There will be Drink Specials throughout the night, some freebies and Cubettas on special...all icy cold and served with a SMILE! HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE BESOS!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Architectural Styles of Mexico

Photo: Delamora

Original story by Resort Real Estate Services

Architecture in Mexico is one of the most important parts of this rich culture and the wide variety of styles can be seen in the interiors and exteriors of buildings & homes throughout the country. Many use natural, artistic and historical materials with rich and colorful brilliance. From haciendas to columns to palapas...the focus of design is on textures and materials, including wood, metal, leather, paper, fiber, tiles, ceramics, silver, and stonework.

And due to it's vast history, Mexican style celebrates variety and beauty, easily mixing cultures, heritage and natural influences. The houses of Mexico combine the heritage of the Toltecs and Mayas with that of the French and Spanish. Furthermore, the land itself is a strong influence with different styles of architectures seen in all the regions of Mexico due to varying climates and landscapes, from seashore to desert to jungle to mountaintop.

Click here to find out more about the styles of Mexican architecture.

The Royal Tour Begins!

Be sure to tune in tonight as The Royal Tour begins!  This should prove to be a very interesting series of shows hosted by Peter Greenberg who is receiving a personal tour from Mexican President Felipe Calderón.

The show begins at 7:00pm on PBS but please check your local listings as times may vary.

Update - ITU Huatulco Triathlon

Thanks to a few of you who caught that I neglected to mention at date for this event!  The fun begins on Saturday October 8 and concludes on Sunday the 9th.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ITU Huatulco World Cup Triathlon

For the 3rd year in a row, Huatulco is hosting the ITU World Cup Triathlon. 

This is a great event for the community as it brings international athletes together and a global spotlight to Huatulco.  In previous years, this event was held in Cancun, but the athletes who participate in this event have suggested Huatulco to be a much better destination than Cancun due to the technical nature of the course.  And for those of you who have been here, you can attest to the hilly terrain that makes up the Bahias de Huatulco.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Return of the Cruisers

It was a great Independence Day in Huatulco and we were appreciative to have spent the evening with our Mexican, American, and Canadian friends celebrating.

This past weekend also marked the return of the cruise ships, which can only mean one thing, a change of seasons is upon us!  And while we are not expecting any frost, or the leaves to turn a golden yellow, or fiery red, we know this marks the return of the foreign tourist season down here. 

For many locals a return of the cruise ships is a welcome site, as this sector of tourism injects a few extra pesos into the economy.  And to be honest for us, it adds a missing layer to the Bay of Santa Cruz that our condo looks onto.  It's kind of nice to see!

Welcome back Cruisers!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mexican Independence Day

It is September 16th in Mexico, which means another long weekend and of course, Mexican Independence Day.

Text and facts for this story provided by Wikipedia.

The Grito de Dolores ("Cry of Dolores") also known as El Grito de la Independencia ("Cry of Independence"), uttered from the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato on September 16, 1810 is the event that marks the beginning of the Mexican War of Independence and is the most important national holiday observed in Mexico. The "Grito" was the pronounciation of the Mexican War of Independence by Miguel Hidalgo and Costilla, a Roman Catholic priest.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Power of Limes

I received some interesting information on the weekend about the health benefits of limes.  And since we are in a country known for it's limes, I thought it best to share this information...after all, it's your health we are talking about.

After doing a little more research myself, it turns out that little green fruit packs a real punch when it comes to enhancing our well being.  Let's have a closer look.