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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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

La Carrera Panamericana

The 2011 La Carrera Panamericana started this past Friday on it's circuitous course from Huatulco through the mountains and winding passes to Zacatecas.

The race has a long and storied history and first began in 1950 after the Mexican section of the Pan-American highway was completed.  The 9 stage, 6 day race was organized by the Mexican government and ran almost the entire distance of the Pan-American highway in Mexico,  spanning some 3,373kms.  The initial goal was to celebrate the completion of the highway and attract more international interest in business.  

For those that participated, and those in the know, La Carrera Panamericana was considered the most dangerous open road race of its kind anywhere in the world.  The premier event in 1950 was represented by all racers in just about every category of motorsport including: Formula One, sports cars, rally cars, stock cars, endurance racing, hill climbing, and drag cars.  However, many of the competitors were ordinary unsponsored citizens from the United States, Mexico, and elsewhere in the world.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011 La Carrera Panamericana

The 2011 La Carrera Panamericana starts tomorrow in Huatulco!  More information to the mean time you can practice your Spanish by visiting their website at www.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Clean Beaches of Huatulco

It was a great day on Saturday, albeit an early one as the groups came in at 7:00am to clean all of Huatulco's gorgeous beaches.

I must admit upon first inspection, Playa Maguey (our designated beach) didn't really seem all that "dirty" but, as we combed our way through the sand the bottle caps, straws, plastics, glass, and even and old blue discarded umbrella became readily visible.  Having said that, the beaches here are really never that dirty compared to some other places that I have been.  Even the local fishermen got involved as they pulled on their snorkels and fins to search for any garbage in the ocean.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sunrise or Sunset?

Sunrise Over La Bocana, Huatulco

I am pretty sure that this is one of those topics where it is difficult to choose a wrong answer.  Although for some, they definitely have a preference.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Riu Palace is Coming!

Well, the word on the street is that the Riu Palace Hotels & Resorts is currently sharpening their collective shovels to begin construction on a resort here in Huatulco before years end.

The project will be built in the Bay of Conejos and have a total of 952 rooms at a total build out cost of $60 million USD. The Riu has a storied history of building luxury properties and we expect this will be no different...except the fact that the density requirements here in Huatulco won't allow for any "mega towers". 

There was concern that this project may no longer have legs as it has seen a two year delay from their initial launch date.  It appears though, that there is no longer any need for concern as they have received the "go-ahead" from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.  One of the main areas of concern was a natural marsh and mangrove area on this property and it looks as thought this area will be not only protected but incorporated into the overall design. 

It seems that all wheels are in motion in Huatulco, and now that the highway project connecting Huatulco International Airport to the Bays of Huatulco is also in progress, development and expansion is inevitable. 

We look forward to the future, and more information about the Riu Palace Hotels & Resorts Huatulco.

Monday, October 10, 2011

...and the Winners are?

It was another great ITU World Cup Triathlon here in Huatulco!

The skies were clear and the winds were low for the Elite category on Sunday and marry that with temperatures in the mid 30s, and you know that the action was hot!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tequila Don Julio Launches Anejo Claro

For you Tequila drinkers out there, you'll be happy to know that Don Julio has launched a new, one of a kind Tequila.

Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Travel Writing Contest

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Wanderlust and Lipstick & AMResorts Present 4th Annual Travel Writing Contest

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