Your Handy Guide to Holiday Shopping in Huatulco

Your Handy Guide to Holiday Shopping in Huatulco

So here you are in Huatulco, and it’s hot and sunny, and it’s hard to pick out the poinsettias from the bugambilias and flamboyants. Only a few Christmas carols are making it through the mariachi Muzak at the supermarket. But . . . you’re shortly due back in the land...
Archeological Sites of Mexico

Archeological Sites of Mexico

By Jan Chaiken and Marcia Chaiken When we first started to explore the major archeological sites of Mexico such as Uxmal, Tulum, Chichen Itza and Palenque, each visit was an adventurous trip to an out-of-the-way destination. Few people were willing to chance the rough...
Tiritas – Mexican Fish Strips

Tiritas – Mexican Fish Strips

  My discovery of tiritas happened a while ago, when my Mexican partner said on a Sunday morning, “I want to take you to eat tiritas today.”   I had never heard the word and didn’t know what they were.   “They’re fish stripes.” Yes, he said “stripes.”...
Casting Your Deep Sea Fishing Line Above a Volcano

Casting Your Deep Sea Fishing Line Above a Volcano

  Word has it that the folks who fish the waters off Puerto Ángel really know how to find fish—tuna, red snapper, bonito, saltfish, and shark, along with lobsters, octopus, and conch. The fishermen go offshore, out to open ocean, over a shallow area with a well...
10 Things I Love About Huatulco

10 Things I Love About Huatulco

A lot of people who have bought property in Huatulco simply came on vacation and fell in love with the place… and for good reason. My husband and I actually scoured the Pacific Coast for several months in search of the perfect tropical location. Like Goldilocks, we...