Featured Locale: Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Huatulco is a coastal tourist community located in southern Mexico. The area is attractive to vacationers because of its nine bays and thirty-six beaches, all of which are protected wildlife refuges and ecological preserves which means no tall buildings in the background of your beach selfie.
Christmastime and the Easter holiday tend to be the high tourist seasons (many report that there are so many people during these times that even going to the beach can be crowded). Any other time of the year travelers report moving through the city with relative ease. This is a beach community without the hustle and bustle one would usually expect.
Only a recently discovered archaeological treasure, the Copalita Ruins is a 200-acre diverse ecosystem with thousands of types of plant, animal, and aquatic life. The structures date back 2,500 years and are positioned overtop a gorgeous ocean precipice. There is a museum where visitors can learn about the Zapotec people who inhabited the area. There are also multiple breathtaking waterfalls to explore and a walking path through the jungle. Like many attractions in this area, there is no official website, however, there are plenty of touring companies and shuttle services that will take you out to the ruins for a fee.
Have you ever wanted to boat through croc’ infested waters? Then this is the attraction for you. Located in the Ventanilla Lagoon in Oaxaca’s countryside, the sanctuary is next to a wild mangrove lagoon which serves as a wildlife refuge and houses hundreds of exotic birds and plants.
To get to the sanctuary, a bus or van will shuttle guests from the pier over ninety minutes of terrain to a canoe which will boat you through a mile or two of crocodile waters. Perhaps not for the faint of heart, but thrill seekers will get a kick out of this little eco-adventure. There is no official website for the sanctuary, however, tour companies are a dime a dozen.
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