Oaxaca - Las Brisas

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July 24th 2007
Published: August 9th 2007
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Our last stop on the Oaxacan Coast was to Las Bahias de Hautulco. Las Bahias de Huaulco is Mexico's newest big coastal development project. This stretch of coast had just one small fishing village until the 1980's, but now within its nine bays, it is thriving. It seems the Mexican government has learned from its other developments on the coasts and this, if all goes according to plan, will be both a tourist and ecological paradise, in addition to employing thousands of local people, when complete by 2020.

With the help of Carlos' cousin, Paola, once again, we were fortunate enough again to be able to stay at Las Brisas located in Bahia Tangolunda with a huge discount. Las Brisas is the former Club Med, so you can expect the same excellence from this place. The place is huge, spreading from its grand open-air lobby, from which carts transport guests to hundreds of deluxe rooms all with incredible views full of modern amenities. Las Brisas is a small self contained town really, with 3 beaches, pools, restaurants, bars, sports, water activities, etc. There is no need to leave the premises.

We did one day take a day trip to the newly developed town of Crucecita, which is literally a service town for all of the resorts. It does have the small traditional Mexican town feel though. This is the place we arrived by bus from Zipolite/Mazunte via Pochutla which is approx. 1 hour., but since we proceeded directly to the hotel we didn't get a chance to walk around so we returned for a quick look. There is not much there, but they do have the traditional market, zocalo and many restaurants and bars that are worth are quick trip. We did find the Oaxacan tluyda's though. Oh, and everything is about half the price than in the hotel. We were smart and bought sun lotion in Crucecita for half the price of what it was in the hotel.

We enjoyed the food at the restaurants, but it was just not the same as what Carlos' mom, Paty, cooks. I can know understand why Carlos misses his mom's cooking so much. Typically restuarant food isn't as good anyone, at least in my opinion.

We enjoyed both the beach scene and pool scene as well as our deluxe accommodations. The water is blue and unpolluted and the beaches are white and clean, unlike Acapulco, which is really dirty. The Sierra mountains add a picture perfect backdrop. Everyday, from our deck, we watched all different kinds of birds, lizards and iguanas frolicking in the nature. It is amazing all of the wildlife just steps away in all parts of Mexico that we have visiting. I have a great wildlife guide as well!!!

This was the first time we had AC since this entire trip in Mexico so you can imagine how happy we every time we entered our room. We didn't mind spending time in our room either because our view was incredible and we enjoyed sitting out on the balcony.

Most of the other guests were from Mexico, but we did see a few American couples and families during our stay.


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The Horizon

We just love how perfectly defined the horizon is in this photo. This is another view from our hotel room.

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