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La Crucecita

It's still hot

Today we decided to venture to La Crucecita, the small town within walking distance of Santa Cruz. La Crucecita means "The small Cross" and it is located on a plateau only a kilometre from the bay. La Crucecita is the place in Huatulco that most closely resembles a real Mexican town. Its central plaza has a church whose interior is covered with naive frescoes; on the ceiling is a fresco of what locals claim is the largest Madonna in the world. You can dine, hang out at a bar or sidewalk café, and browse in boutiques. You'll also find a bank, bus station, and Internet cafés here.


To get there we took the new walkway that we ventured partway up yesterday. It was a hot and windy 30-minute walk. As we walked towards the square we came across a couple of shops where men were making various beautiful textiles on large foot pedal looms. Around the square the shops were catering to the tourists selling the usual tourist stuff with a few silver stores, and of course, cold beer. After a wander about the town we decided to head back over the cement brick road to our place for lunch and a lounge by the pool. It’s a tough job but some has to do it.


Posted by backtomexico 16:53 Archived in Mexico

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