Huatulco - Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Robin on the pier on the way into town.


Hotels and condos on the opposite hill.

Huatulco was a sleepy little village that is trying to attract tourists. Most of what you see has been built in the last 5 years and there are tremendous building projects everywhere. It is quite lovely and will be a nice quiet destination for vacationers.

At the port are a series of restaurants that provide food, alcohol, shade, and beachside seating. Water scooters are available for rental, but mostly we just saw people bathing in the lovely bay. It had rained the night before, but it was a clear day for us.


Will rests in the shade.


The shopping district near the port.

We walked off the pier into the port portion of the town. The main part of town, about 4-5 times the size, was a mile down the road, but we opted to be lazy. The shopping was surprisingly good considering it was catering to the ships.

Robins haul - an embroidered blouse, a silver bracelet, a silver chain for a pendant she has commissioned at home, a skirt, and a batik parau (wrap around). Will's haul - 2 silver rings.


The church - the backside in the top picture is the "+".


Sandy beaches set up for drinks or dining.
Regal Princess in the background.

A couple of the shops had items from artisans from different parts of Mexico. Some was very interesting and some very beautiful.

We left Huatulco around 1. Overall a nice stop for a lazy morning. We spent a relaxing afternoon cruising south. We watched dolphins following the ship, hunting in the bow wave. We also saw a couple sea turtles bobbing in the waves. At first we thought they might be seaweed, but then saw the fins and head moving around.

The rest of the day was relaxing. The evening show was a magician. He was quite good. We had seen him on board the Royal Princess last year, but it was fun nevertheless. Early to bed as the next day was an early call.

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