Surf & Turf in Oaxaca
This is a very special place to me, the province Oaxaca. This place at the pacific coast was my home for 3 months in the summer of 2011. This was the place I got to visit Mexico D.F. and Palenque from. In Oaxaca you’ll find the endless rainforest and idyllic surfer paradises. Many times I travelled with Floris Heuer, and just like my blog about Kuala Lumpur I could use his photo’s for my blog!
1. Surf!!!! When in Puerto Escondido you are obligated to surf somewhere on one of the many beautiful beaches. Wanna try something else then Puerto Escondido? Move to Zipolite, its smaller and even more relaxing!
2. If you want to learn Spanish in Oaxaca go to ‘Amigo’s del Sol’ the teachers are very professional and you often have privet courses or in groups of 2-3
3. In Huatulco there is this fantastic and very unknown restaurant ‘La Terassa’. Just outside the city center but a taxi will take you there.
4. From Huatulco you can book several day tours, e.g. a crocodile tour, visit the waterfalls, jet ski snorkel tour, a boat tour along beautiful bays and so on.
5. The last two Mondays in July the people in Oaxaca celebrate the Gualagetza. During this festival all the different cultures come together to celebrate diversity.
The capital of the province Oaxaca is Ciudad Oaxaca. This typical Mexican town is the perfect place to do a Spanish language course. There are plenty of restaurants in the narrow streets. It’s easiest to walk in this town than to take a taxi. Just outside the city centre you’ll find the largest tree in the world. This tree is more than 2000 years old and has a diameter of 11 meters! This tree was alive during the heydays of Monte Alban. The ruines on top of the mointain are the only remains of this once vibrant city.
Bahias de Huatulco is a small town where about 6 resorts are situated. You will find a lot of Mexicans and sometimes Americans here to enjoy the beautifull beaches and beautifull hotels. Unlike Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Huatulco still has the typical Mexican village feeling all around. The heart of Huatulco is found in Crucecita. Here you’ll find a large variety of restaurants, like my favorite Casa Major. This restaurant is build around a large Mango tree, and in summer the Mango’s keep on falling on the roof of the restaurant. If you want to dance you should go to La Papaya, where you can enjoy regeaton or house!
When I Was in Puerto the annual body board contest Zicatela took place. It is so awesome to see the surfers and guys on their body board moving so naturaly through the waves. And then you just have to try it yourself! On every beach you can find at least one Mexican or American that is willing to train you! Puerto Escondido is full of small bars and restaurants. My favorite bar: the Fly Bar. With a beer in you hand you can see the sunset from a second store bar, with some relaxing music playing in the back ground. What more can a guy want?