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, March 29, 2012

Travel Detective Blog: Why I Travel to Mexico

The original post is by Peter Greenberg at

This past week Peter was down in Ixtapa, Mexico to prepare for his upcoming radio broadcast. Even passing through Mexico City’s 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday didn’t dampen his enthusiasm for travel within the country. Read his latest blog to find out why he is still traveling to Mexico and you should too.
Let me state something from the outset. I am not an unabashed apologist for Mexico, or its spokesman or an endorser. I am writing this as a veteran traveler to Mexico who has been going down there since 1973 without a single incident.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Beautiful Beaches of Huatulco - Playa Arrocito

This beautiful beach is located in the residential neighborhood of Arrocito, which means "little rice", named after the shape of the sand particles, like small grains of rice.

Even Forbes Magazine thought this was a beautiful beach as they named it one of the top 10 best beaches in Mexico.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Huatulco Clean Beach Day

On March 30th the Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development, along with the Huatulco Green Team, will be hosting another clean beach day.

Make sure you mark this in your calendar and come out to help keep Huatulco's beaches pristine.

It's an early start, 7:15am in the parking lot at Playa Chahue.

We hope to see you all there!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Benito Juarez Day

Previously posted in March 2011

It is a holiday today in Mexico, and some of you may not know Benito Pablo Juárez Garcia.

Juárez was born in the village of San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca on March 21, 1806, located in the mountain range now known as the "Sierra Juarez".

Juárez became a lawyer in 1834 and a judge in 1841. He was governor of the state of Oaxaca from 1847 to 1852, and subsequently the 26th President of Mexico from 1858 to 1864.

His history is both long and compelling and he is seen today as a hero of progressive reform in Mexico, dedicating his life to democracy and equal rights for the indigenous people  lessening the great power that the Roman Catholic Church then held over Mexican politics, and the defense of national sovereignty. The period of his leadership is known in Mexican history as La Reforma (the reform), and constituted a liberal political and social revolution with major institutional consequences: the expropriation of church lands, bringing the army under civilian control, liquidation of peasant communal land holdings, the separation of church and state in public affairs, and also led to the almost-complete disenfranchisement of bishops, priests, nuns and lay brothers.

Benito Juárez passed away from a heart-attack in 1872 while working in the National Palace in Mexico City.  A great number of things have been named after him and to this day his name can be found on streets, towns, institutions, and the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

International Symposium of Biology and Conservervation of Sea Turtles

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), through the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) opened the "32nd International Symposium on Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles" in the Las Brisas Hotel, Huatulco, Oaxaca.

The director of CONANP, Luis Fueyo MacDonald, reported that this symposium is organized by the International Sea Turtle Society and will see the participation of 700 scientists from Asia, Europe, Africa, Canada, United States, several countries in South America, and of course, Mexico.

Monday, March 5, 2012

West Jet Officials Announce Increased Flights to Mexico

Story Sourced from Banderas News

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico -  During a visit with Canada's Secretary of Tourism, Gloria Guevara Manzo, West Jet officials announced the opening of new routes to Mexico during 2012. This represents a 40% growth in its operations to destinations in Mexico.

Guevara met in Calgary with Gregg Saretsky - President and CEO of West Jet, Bob Cummings, Executive Vice President - Sales, and Chris Averys - Vice President of West Jet Vacation.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mexicana Airlines to Return to the Sky Under New Ownership

Story sourced from Banderas News

Mexico City, Mexico – Mexican airline Mexicana de Aviacion, grounded since August 2010 while in bankruptcy proceedings, is set to return to the skies under new ownership.

Early this month, private company Med Atlantica deposited $300 million and showed proof of its ability to recapitalize the airline, which could resume operations as early as April, officials said.