#TD@DreamsResorts is the hashtag to follow on twitter July 23-30, I will be tweeting live from Huatulco
Huatulco (wha tool co) is a resort development set on 9 bays and 36 sandy beaches. It is on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. The climate is perfect for beach vacations year round with an average temperature of 82 degrees. The Bahias de Huatulco (Bays of Huatulco) are framed by the Sierra Madre Sur mountain range. The majority of the visitors are Mexican nationals because of the limited international flights available. During the winter months Canadian and American charter vacation flights are available. The resorts of Tangolunda Bay, where Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa is located, are about 20 minutes from the small international airport (HUX). Prior to development in the mid 80's, the area was a fishing village surrounded by coffee plantations. There are 3 small towns in the area to visit: La Crucecita, Santa Cruz (the main marina-where smaller cruise ships dock May- Oct ) Santa Maria de Huatulco. It is easy to visit these communities by taxi for a few dollars, car rentals are also available. With taxis so reasonable in this area, we will stick with them this time. Oaxaca is about 175 miles NW drive inland and Acapulco is approximately 300 miles south.
We are thrilled to be guests of the newly remodeled Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa this week. It is a dream come true for us to take our two oldest grandchildren to Mexico for an all inclusive beach vacation! The Explorer's Club for kids will certainly be a big hit with Jack and Ella. They are looking forward to swimming, sailing on Hobie Cats, kayaking, camping on the beach and the Euro Bungee! Terry is anxious to show off his award winning ping pong skills -he was the 7th grade champ,(mind you, that was over 50 years ago). Keeping up with all of these activities, I know I will DEFINITELY NEED some time in the the Dreams Spa by Pevonia.
We know the children will certainly find their favorites at the World Cafe Buffet and the Seaside Grill. We can't wait to take them to Himitsu, the Asian inspired restaurant. My grandson is a huge fan of noodles and sticky rice. The night the kids are camping on the beach with the Explorer's Club, Terry and I will most likely dine at Portofino, the adult only Italian restaurant. Though, I think it would be not only fun but romantic to dine privately on the beach! I am certain Terry will TRY to eat ALL the freshly caught seafood at the Oceana Restaurant. And what would a vacation to Mexico be without tequila tastings and dining at El Patio for Mexican cuisine?! Terry is hoping they will have Mezcal tastings as Mezcal is distilled in this area. He is quite fond of Mezcal, I will stick to my friend, Tequila.
I havent planned the whole week yet, but I think we may go snorkeling at La Entrega, a shallow snorkeling beach recommended to us by my clients. I know we will go to La Crucectia to see the zocalo (the town square), markets, bakery and shops. I want the children to get a taste of the Mexican culture and life. We hope to go horseback riding but it will depend on the trail conditions and weather. We definitely will be going on a boat tour of the bays. Now I am wondering, will a week be enough?
I hope you will follow our family adventures on the feed below or on by search #TD@DreamsResorts on twitter. I also hope be posting photos on facebook on the Dreams Huatulco fan page daily too.