Post # 1
Still trying to find THE spot for our September honeymoon. We’ve gone back and forth with Cancun, Rivera Maya and the Carribean. I just saw that “Secrets” all-inclusive resorts has a new resort opening in Huatulco AND they have a current special rate of $99 (can’t beat that). Has anyone visted Huatulco – thoughts?
Clear, blue waters – nice beach
I know I’m making this harder than it needs to be, but I really want the best honeymoon, but within our budget ($3,500 or less). We’re traveling from Iowa.
Post # 3
p.s. this particular resort opens in June 2011 – would anyone NOT want to be the first at a resort (I actually think it would be great…everything would be new)!
Post # 4
We have been to Huatulco twice and had an amazing trip both times. I am not sure where the “secrets” resort is but we stayed at the Gala now called Dreams. I am not sure what the weather is like in September but we have always had amazing weather when we go in Janurary, warm with no humidity.
It is a really relaxing and safe place. The beaches are ok and the water is nice. If you are looking for white sand and clear blue waters you might be a little disappointed. We did a snorkling tour and we got to see a lot, there are lots of fish on the beach to.
There is not much going on there are night. It is fun to go into Santa Cruz at night and just watch the locals. We felt totally safe doing this. To take a taxi into the city is super cheap, around $3. There is also a little town right by the resorts but not much there. There is a seafood restraunt that is amazing!
That’s all I can think of for now but let me know if you want any more specific info!
We are going back for our honeymoon!!
Post # 5
I went to the Club Med in Huatulco when I was a teenager. It was really beautiful (rain forest type of location), had very warm, clear water, and the food from that region is really good (more South American than the “Mexican” food we have in the US), plus there are lots of fruits, etc. You can take a day trip to Oaxaca, which is amazing – fantastic colonial architecture and amazing food!
One major drawback to this area is the humudity. It’s right near the equator, so the weather doesn’t change much from month to month, and when I was there (August) it was HOT and HUMID every day, including a lot of gray, rainy days.