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Playa Mazunte

West of Puerto Angel is the beautiful Playa Mazunte, about a 20-minute drive from the Viewpoint condo and 1km from playa San Agustinillo. “Mazunte” is derived from a Nahuatl phrase, “maxotetia” meaning “please deposit eggs here” and is famous for the sea turtles that come to lay their eggs on the beach. Before the mid-20th […]

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Playa Estacahuite

About a mile East of Viewpoint is the sleepy beach of Playa Estacahuite (ay-stah-kah-WEE-tay).  This tight cove shelters you from the currents of the Pacific Ocean and has great little coral nooks making it great for snorkeling and swimming.  The 300 foot beach has basic amenities in the form of a pair of palapa restaurants perched picturesquely above […]

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Vacation Rentals or All Inclusive – Reasons to break away from the All-Inclusive

Vacation rentals are on the rise from 2011 (36%) with remaining globetrotters opting for B&Bs/Inns (24%) and All-inclusive resorts (18%). Hotel stays have dropped 4% with more people opting for a different type of vacation, breaking away from the monotonous food, entertainment and activities. HomeAway vacation rental website has reported the following reasons as to […]

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Is it safe to travel to Mexico

Is it safe to travel to Mexico? Safety in Mexico seems to be a hot topic these days.  Recent news and media on the drug violence and safety of Mexico has travelers debating on whether they should travel in Mexico.  While it goes without saying that people should to travel cautiously, as they would in any other […]

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Friday 5 – Top 5 Places to Dine on the Oaxaca Coast

Along the Oaxaca coast from Huatulco to Puerto Escondido, are some amazing restaurants.  From authentic Mexican cuisine to worldly plates, there is no shortage of great places to dine.  Here are my top picks of great places to eat along the Oaxacan Riviera. Let’s Begin With Breakfast… #1: Cordelia’s ($) – This wonderful restaurant is […]

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Travel to Mexico – Oaxaca

Oaxaca including Huatulco to Puerto Escondido has recently been named by the U.S. State Department as one of the safest places to visit in Mexico. The safe environment all along the Oaxacan coastline is very apparent once you spend any time here.  From the beautiful beaches to it’s amazing people, Oaxaca makes you feel welcome and secure. […]

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Air Mexicana To Fly Again

Mexicana airline, once Mexico’s leading carrier, said on February 24, 2012 that it expects to fly again in April after being grounded in bankruptcy for the past 18 months. A bankruptcy judge gave the green light for Med Atlantica, a private company, to invest $300 million in the airline and it’s operations. They plan on starting […]

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Playa Ventanilla

Located 2 miles west of Mazunte and 20 minutes from the Viewpoint development is the small remote seaside village of Playa Ventanilla.  To get there take Highway 175 from Viewpoint, turn at the Playa Ventanilla sign and drive 2 miles west towards the beach. Ventanilla means `little window` and derives from the small opening in […]

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