Seriously, there’s hardly anyone here. It’s the ‘wet season’ which means the occasional late afternoon rolling storm, some night rain then clear blue skies and hot days. The humidity is high I guess, making it feel much hotter than it probably is. Even the cabbies are saying ‘mucho calor’ so it must be hot for this time of the year.
Our time in beautiful Puerto Escondido is sadly coming to an end. We’ve been here for 3 glorious weeks and have really chilled out, getting work done in the relative cool of the morning then off to the beach. The people are incredibly friendly, the beaches some of the best we’ve ever been to, the food glorious and the overall laid-back feel (and look) of the place, totally intoxicating. We will be back. So much so that we have lazily investigated the property options here and surprise, surprise, it’s incredibly affordable. We’ve seen a 3-bedroom house just 2 streets from one of our favourite beaches, Manzanillo, gorgeous tropical garden with massive pool and open-air living with palapa thatched roof etc…very tempting…and at just A$250k, perhaps worth considering.
We hear that the Mexican government (wonder of wonders, they actually have a functioning government – and a popularly elected socialist leaning one too) offers very favourable conditions and visas for foreign investors (you do have to buy through a bank trust), but I can’t help thinking that perhaps that handshake wouldn’t be so forthcoming to their northern neighbours….
We’ve returned to our favourite haunts on these few last days. The walk at low tide through the cave at La Punta and out onto the massive open expanse of wild open beach beyond can’t be beaten.
If you’re considering a trip to Mexico, then Oaxaca (the city) and the beaches of the southern coast are a must.
We’re off further south on Saturday to Zipolite for two weeks on a jungle beach…. I’ll tell you all about this famous ‘hippie’ beach when we get there, but suffice to say that the few clothes we’re currently wearing won’t be needed there….