In the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico, the small city of Huatulco has beautiful beaches on the Pacific Coast, and so many other attractive features. If you love Mexico and have thought about moving here, you might consider looking at Huatulco. Here are 5 reasons why you should.
Location, Location, Location
Huatulco (pronounced wah-TOOL-coh) was once a small village and now it is a mainstream destination with an international airport. There are three levels of Huatalco – Mount Pluma Hidalgo which is at 5,000 feet above sea level. This is where you can find the local coffee plantations. Below that is the lovely town with its old-world charm. Head down to the Santa Cruz beach where you can watch local fishermen bring in their catch or rent a yacht and spend a day visiting the nearby nine bays and 36 beaches. Go scuba-diving to see living coral, seahorses, manta rays and nurse sharks! There is plenty of shopping, as well as restaurants, and cafes where you can enjoy local culture and cuisine.
Sitting at 15 degrees latitude, the temperature in Santa Maria Huatulco varies so little throughout the year that you really can’t describe a hot or cold season. The year-round high temperature is 90F or 32C.The average low temperature is 72F or 22F. There is a “cloudy” season between June and November. The rest of the year you can count on nothing but sunshine!
Local Attractions & Culture
The town is known for the nearby pre-Hispanic ruins and the Muse de Artesanias de Oaxaca. All things related to water fun and sports are available for your pleasure. Spend your days deep-sea fishing, whale watching, white water rafting, sailing, and paddle-boarding. There are bird-watching excursions and eco-tours. Drink locally grown coffee, as well as mescal and tequila. Don’t forget to order Pollo en Barro, a local dish of slow roasted chicken, chilies and herbs. Local seafood is a treat here too. There is no shortage of night life spots in Huatulco. Enjoy mariachi bands, jazz, flamenco, traditional Mexican music, as well as stage shows with national and international musicians.
Safety and Community
Huatulco is safer for tourists than the rest of Mexico’s resorts. Because of its location, it attracts nature-seekers and retirees. Huatulco residents take great pride in keeping their community clean and eco-friendly. There are recycling bins all over the city, and the airport is one of the few certified “green” airports in the world. The people are friendly and welcoming.
Restaurants, hotels, boat rides, snorkeling, are all more affordable here than in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, or Cabo. Likewise, real estate is lower here too. There is a wide range of properties, from luxury villas to condos, in every price range.
At Building Huatulco, we make the decision of where to buy a home in Huatulco easy for you. We are a residential and commercial builder in Huatulco, and we have luxury condos that are ideal for retirees. We have properties on the coast with ocean view, as well as inland ones. Our properties have high-value features and amenities, and we believe you can’t beat this location for perfect weather, remarkable people and stunning geography.