A Golf turtle, which is probably what is usually called a green sea turtle, arrives on Morro Ayuta beach on the Oaxaca coast in southern Mexico. Which they do every year. Photograph: Conanp Handout/EPA
A new month and a new adventure to my beloved homeland. Taking a few days out from my new job I was able to escape to the beautiful city of Huatulco, located on the coastal area of Oaxaca, Mexico.
The city sits but a few hours from Mexico City via airplane or for an even more economical options, an overnight bus. This beautiful coastal town is one of the more developing towns in the recent decade who has gone through numerous change to establish itself as one of the top tourist towns in Oaxaca. The city contains various bays and nearly thirty six beaches, many yet unchanged by locals or businesses to offer a truly peaceful experience.
Having spent a few days exploring the city and its beaches was truly relaxing, clear water, delicious food and friendly locals. Truly a great escape for those looking for something new and low-key and if you aren’t satisfied enough, the coastal area offers easy route up to explore Puerto Escondido, Puerto San Angel etc all beautiful beach town in their own rights.
Melissa Pretorius here is originally from South Africa, but grew up in Australia. She’s one of those folks who grins ear-to-ear literally every time she takes off on a wave. It never gets less fun for Mel.
Handline fishing on the Oaxacan Coast. We´ve seen guys hauling in 20 kilo fish with nothing more than a spool of line, a hook, and a slice of rubber innertube to protect their index fingers. We feasted on a couple of good sized robalos for my birthday that were caught just like this, right here.