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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Friday, April 27, 2012

Ciclovia 2012

It is the premier cycling event in Huatulco!

Join us this Sunday, April 29th at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with bicycles, skateboards, skates, tricycles, wheelchairs, or with the power of your own two feet!

The Streets will be closed to traffic but open for fun! (Have a look at the route on the map)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Popocatépetl Volcanic Eruption

According to the Centro Nacional de Prevencion de Desastres (CENAPRED), the alert level for Popocatepetl Volcano is yellow. 

Lava inside the volcano has increased which could potentially result in magma expulsion, explosions of larger intensity, ash rain, and pyroclastic flows. 

CENAPRED officials said the alert could remain for weeks or months until the volcano's activity diminished.  The volcano lies around 70km (40 miles) from Mexico City.  Please review the CENAPRED website at for updates.

Per the CENAPRED announcement, tourism activity is prohibited within a 12 kilometer radius from the volcano.  If you travel to the area around Popocatepetl, you should familiarize yourself with evacuation plans, monitor news outlets, use good judgment, and take all appropriate safety measures as volcanic conditions can change rapidly.

Please monitor local, national and international news media (print, radio, and television) for updates and to take appropriate measures to ensure their personal safety and well-being during the heightened alert.

The State Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have very helpful guides for disaster preparedness available to you on-line at: and at  The National Geographic website also has useful information on preparedness for volcano activity at  We urge everyone to review the disaster preparedness materials available on-line to be better informed and better prepared for potential emergencies arising from the increased volcanic activity.

The U.S. Embassy is located in Mexico City at Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtemoc, telephone from the United States: 011-52-55-5080-2000; telephone within Mexico City: 5080-2000: telephone long distance within Mexico 01-55-5080-2000.  You may also contact the Embassy by e-mail at: The Embassy's internet address is

Area consular agencies include:
Acapulco: Hotel Emporio, Costera Miguel Aleman 121 – Suite 14; telephone (011)(52)(744) 481-0100 or (011)(52)(744) 484-0300.
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo: Hotel Fontan, Blvd. Ixtapa; telephone (011)(52)(755) 553-2100.
Oaxaca: Macedonio Alcala No. 407, Interior 20; telephone (011)(52)(951)514-3054 or (011)(52)(951) 516-2853.
San Miguel de Allende: Centro Comercial La Luciernaga, Libramiento Manuel Zavala (Pepe KBZON), telephone (011)(52)(415) 152-2357.

U.S. citizens in other areas of Mexico should seek the assistance of the U.S. Consulates or Consular agencies located throughout the country.  A directory of Consulates and Consular Agencies can be found on the Embassy website

Monday, April 23, 2012

Popocatépetl Volcano

I just had to share this photo from National Geographic of Popocatépetl Volcano in Puebla, Mexico.

It's a good one!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Blazing Trails in Mexico

Mountain biking on the Tequila Trail near Oaxaca, Mexico - Trevor Clark
Original post is by Trevor Clark via The Wall Street Journal

Mountain Biking is Rare in Oaxaca - but not for long.

IT WAS EARLY. Hours from sunrise kind of early. My wimpy headlamp struggled to break through the predawn drizzle, and I could barely see my front tire or the trail ahead. Roots, rocks and stumps all seemed to be in cahoots, working together to upend me.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How a Photographer Helped Shape the Image of Mexico

A German who made his home in Mexico City early in the 20th century, Hugo Brehme saw his photography as an artful celebration of Mexico's 'natural beauty, its indigenous heritage, and its pyramids and archaeological artifacts,' says 'Timeless Mexico' author Susan Toomey Frost.
Original post is by Charles Ealy via

Susan Toomey Frost was researching the history of tile-making in San Antonio when she came across an image of a young woman in traditional folkloric dress in a Mexico doorway.

At first, she was mainly interested in the tile surrounding the door because that would help her figure out what kinds of tiles were being made in Mexico at the time and would help her distinguish whether tiles in San Antonio were made locally or imported.