Huatulco, a small developing resort community in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, is on the southern coast about 250 miles south and east of Acapulco. It is a beautiful area on the Pacific Ocean adjacent to a very large nature preserve protecting birds, sea turtles, butterflies and many other endangered living things in their natural habitats. It is a very rocky and arid region, difficult for the residents to eke out a living. The planned development of the area provides needed jobs and income for the residents while carefully maintaining the environment.
We spent a glorious week there in mid-November with not a raincloud in the sky. The temperatures ranged in the mid-80s to mid 90s and, as the winter season comes on, the residents report that everything turns brown until the spring rains bring back the green jungle setting. We vacationed with Amanda's sister, Angie, and her husband, Felix, who are building a condo, there. Our new friends, David and Karinna, who have business interests there as well as in Chicago, contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the area and the week.
This album is a representation of some of the things we saw in Huatulco (wah-TOOL-co)