If you’ve been following me for a while, you’d know that I visit Mexico annually. It truly is one of our favorite countries to explore. On every trip, we visit somewhere different. Last February, we were in Puerto Vallarta, then my daughter and I visited her grandparents in Mexico City in July, while they vacationed. Most recently, we returned and touched down in Huatulco, located in Oaxaca.
For those of you not familiar with the name, Oaxaca is a state in Mexico. More specifically, we stayed in Huatulco which is a resort region of the state on the Pacific side complete with white sand beaches, whale sightings and wonderful little towns. To get there from New York, we flew to Mexico City where we switched to an Air Mexico flight to Huatulco. Unfortunately, the Puerto Escondido airport was a 2 hour drive away so I highly recommend to fly into a nearby airport which is around 30 minute drive from our resort.
How beautiful is our resort? We stayed at Vivo Resorts in Puerto Escondido, which is a cluster of waterfront luxury condominiums. We opted for the 4 bedroom 3 bathroom beachfront condo to accommodate our large group. When it comes to large traveling groups, we always opt for an apartment style or rent a house. In most foreign countries, the total pricing on doing so almost always cost substantially less than staying at a hotel. Not to mention, you get pass privileges to the surrounding private beach clubs and such. Roughly, a week stay at Vivo for a 3br 3bath condo will run about $2500 (with taxes). It’s a steal!! In New York alone, that can be the cost of one hotel room for 3 days.
Aesthetically, the condo is complete with marble, dark wood and stainless steel appliances-the finishing touches us Americans are used to. Food wise, our meals were delicious. We dined nightly at the resort’s restaurant which served authentic Mexican cuisine along with some American dishes all at inexpensive prices. I highly recommend the chicken or steak fajitas. The cocktails and bar drinks, which are usually expensive, were quite pocket friendly and the bartenders are not light-handed when it comes to the alcohol, may I add (lol). My favorite drink was the Banana monkey which is basically Baileys, chocolate syrup, blended frozen banana and some other liquids. I think I drank about 3-4 of those per day (dont judge me lol).
Typical, I like to see Mexican touches while in Mexico, however our beachfront balcony more than made up for it. Everywhere you went in this condo, you couldn’t help but hear the waves crashing. I never realized how comforting that sound could be.
Below is the sunset I was able to capture one evening. So beautiful.