Nestled between parks on beautiful Chahué Beach, Mediterranean style Condominiums Sueño del Mar gazes upon the Pacific ocean to the south and the dramatic Sierra Madre mountains to the north, which fade layer-by-layer into the distance. Although only three years old, this four story, 22 unit building crafted with quality, up-scale materials exudes old-world style and charm. Groceries, beer, wine and spirits are conveniently located (at yesteryear's prices) just a few blocks away as are restaurants offering both local and international cuisine. A world class spa is located right next door where you can treat yourself to a massage at prices so reasonable you'll want to indulge in one every day. Being able to walk and not having to depend on a car or scooter is one of the benefits of this location, and the surrounding parks and neighborhood are all wheelchair friendly, as is Sueño del Mar with its elevators and wide corridors. Shared by all are a barbecue kitchen, a semi-Olympic pool and lounge deck, an elevated view deck, and secured parking.
Our suite, Casa Casbah (D4) enjoys cool, much-welcomed breezes that arrive without fail every day. This condo will accommodate up to six in the spacious 2640 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor living area. The living and dining areas are comfortably appointed in a traditional style and the well equipped kitchen is finished with quality cabinetry and granite counter-tops. The bedrooms each have a walk-in closet, a bathroom with marble sink and counter-top and large marble shower, and terraces. The condo is laid with travetine marble floors throughout. At the top of the stairs is a mosaic-tiled wet bar leading out to the rooftop terrace where you can relax with your favorite beverage and enjoy the sight and sound of the ocean, or watch the sultry, starry sky at night. Washroom facilities next to the bar save a trip down the stairs. And, having a washer and dryer means never having to say you're dirty.
Huatulco's nine pristine bays and 36 beaches with crystal clear water offer a variety of activities to enthusiasts whether it be to swim, surf, snorkel, scuba dive, fish, kayak, river raft, sunbathe or even to drink! Safety does not stop with the drinkable water; the streets are also safe to wander, day or night. A bird lovers' paradise, Huatulco is surrounded by a federal ecological reserve and protected by some of the strictest ecological legislation found anywhere in the world, and is fast becoming a recommended vacation destination, appealing to families as well as to couples of all ages. A twenty minute walk takes you to either the town of La Crucecita for more restaurants or shopping, or to Santa Cruz, a beachside resort where cruise ships call. Taxis are plentiful and ready to ferry passengers at a nominal and non-negotiable, preset tarif that converts to about US$2 to $3 per ride. An archeological site open to the public adds fascinating history and lore to your experience.
What you won't find in Huatulco are fast food chain restaurants, department stores, high rises, traffic, crowds, pollution, and high pressure vendors. What you will find there is a relaxed, unhurried pace, fragrant tropical air, a multitude of birds, tranquil and inspiring scenery, luscious local fruits, vegetables and seafood, and warm and friendly faces. Be sure to take home some locally grown coffee and vanilla. Maybe some tequila!
We, the owners of Casa Casbah, reside full time in British Columbia, and we were immediately attracted to the Huatulco area because it reminds us of home, but with better weather.
In these times, the safety of this region of Mexico is an important factor to take into consideration when choosing a vacation destination. The carefully planned development of the area has served to offer a vacationers a different sort of resort, one that has protected the culture and not overcome it with the typical chain restaurants and stores.