Huatulco, Mexico – Day 5 – New Year’s Eve Day – Santa Cruz Beach

Short Taxi Ride From La Crucecita to Santa Cruz

Taxis base their rates on area, they do not use a meter. The cost was 35 pesos from downtown La Crucecita to Santa Cruz Beach. This picture was taken on a different day, I added it as a reference.

Police Presence

As Michael and I walked to find a taxi, we walked past the police. I felt very safe with this type of policing. Mind you, it was intimidating at first – but very effective, no! I advocate for this type of policing in Canada! There is something really badass about it!

Santa Cruz Beach

Santa Cruz Beach is a popular destination, especially for families. The taxi dropped us off at the entrance of the beach, that is overflowing with shops and restaurants.

The Beach

The beach itself is tucked away in a small bay, but not so small that cruise ships can enter. It’s more sheltered than Chahue Beach, without a rip tide, making it more family friendly.

We arrived late morning. The beach wasn’t yet crowded but would slowly become so by mid-afternoon. There were lots of sellers walking the beach – but they weren’t too pushy. Cold beer was just a short walk away in one of the many restaurants lining the beach!

Michael Swimming

Hair Braid

Afternoon Crowds

Michael and I packed up as the mid-afternoon sun started to roast us! As we walked back to the entrance of the beach, in search of a taxi, we discovered this cotton Christmas Tree with a rather out of proportionally sized Baby Jesus!

Michael and I returned to our Airbnb apartment for an afternoon siesta, to rest up for our plans to return to Santa Cruz Beach in the evening for New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Buenas tardes

S, 🙂

My blogs on Huatulco:

Huatulco, Mexico – Bumped Up To Business Class – WestJet & Air Mexico

Huatulco, Mexico – Arriving!

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 1 – La Crucecita, Chahué Bay, Turkey Vultures & Tequila

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 2 – Chahué Beach, Dos Equis, Shrimp Tacos & Michael Arrives!

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 3 – Chahué Beach, Brown Pelicans & Mini Coronas

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 4 – Tangolunda Bay, Tangolunda Beach, Resort Crashing, Margaritas & Sand Boobies

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 5 – New Year’s Eve Day, Early Morning Sunrise & Early Morning Catch of a Mexican Sierra

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 5 – New Year’s Eve Day – Early Morning Moments

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 5 – New Year’s Eve Day – Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe – Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 5 – New Year’s Eve Day – The Many Colors of Downtown La Crucecita

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 5 – New Year’s Eve Day – Santa Cruz Beach

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 5 – New Year’s Eve – Dinner at Señor Barril & The Sights of Santa Cruz Beach

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 6 – New Year’s Day – “Polar Bear” Dip, Fish Tacos & Canadian Hockey

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – Earthquake – Yes – Earthquake! Oh & Morning Run

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – Canada vs Slovakia, Patricia & Joel & Renting a Scooter

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – Conejos Beach – Rabbit Beach

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – La Bocana Beach – Surfer Beach

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – Copalita River & Rafting

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – Copalita Town – Nope, A Papaya Farm!

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – The Lighthouse Near La Entrega Beach

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – La Entrega Beach – Holy Crowded!!!

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 7 – Navel Lookout Spot, Guns & Beers & Reflections of a Full Day

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 8 – Funky Van, Chahué Beach and Yautja

Huatulco, Mexico – Day 9 – Last Day

Huatulco to Halifax – Upgraded to Business Class & Welcomed Home With A Nova Scotia Snow Storm!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Margie says:

    I enjoyed this post!
    I remember getting my daughter’s hair braided when we were in the Bahamas when she was about 12.
    So many on the beach asking and of-course it was a must for her, 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your adventures in travel.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Margie!! I love the memories travel leave with us…. ❤ Have a wonderful day!!! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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