Friday, November 29, 2013

Huatulco's La India Beach


The beauty of Huatulco, Oaxaca is underscored by the fact that this quiet Mexican town boasts nine bays and 36 beaches. All of the beaches are unspoiled and uncrowded but playa La India, a crescent-shaped beach located in Chachacual Bay, wins the most attention for its serene loveliness and outstanding snorkeling.


Accessible only by boat, La India stretches out with pearly sand and lush forest. I walked the beach from one end to the other and even though there were a couple of boats full of visitors, the peace and beauty of the spot was soothing.


A coral reef surround La India so the snorkeling is very exciting, you're bound to see lots of jewel-toned fish and other sea creatures. But I preferred to just stroll the beach and listen to the waves.


I couldn't leave La India without discovering the inspiration for the beach's name. According to locals, an indigenous couple lived on the beach before it was declared part of the national park system. The government offered money for them to relocate but the woman refused to leave. I don't know how they finally persuaded her but the beach is named in her honor. I like to think that her strong spirit protects the beach from pollution and desecration to this day.

8 comments:

Catherine said...

Such unspolit places are getting rarer and rarer - truly beautiful

Sandy Carlson said...

What a stunning place! Thanks for sharing the beauty of the world here.

Fly Girl said...

Catherine, you are so right. Huatulco has a green initiative that is preserving much of the area's natural beauty and I hope other destinations follow suit.

Sandy, Nothing compares to the power of natural beauty!

TexWisGirl said...

sure is gorgeous! glad you enjoyed it!

Fly Girl said...

Tex, it was hard not to enjoy such pristine beauty!

Rachel Cotterill said...

That looks so beautiful. A very peaceful place to relax :)

Fly Girl said...

Rachel, it was really peaceful although with 8 other bays to visit, I'm afraid I didn't relax!

A Cuban In London said...

9 bays and 36 beaches? Wow, I'm still trying to digest that information. That's definitely a place worth visiting. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.