Winters in Wisconsin bring not only the bitter cold and feet of snow, but loads of stress around the holiday seasons. And for non-traditional students like myself, an extra layer of stress as the semester comes to an end. While there are many ways to beat the many stresses that come around winter and the holidays, my favorite so far is to spend it on a beach in Mexico. To me, there is nothing more relaxing and unique about hearing the song “White Christmas” while sitting on a beach, or even poolside, taking in all the 90-degree weather that you can.
Since my wife is a high school teacher, there are few times that are easy, or make sense, to take vacations. Sure, she isn’t working that much at school in the summer, but her family has a lake house that we spend most of the summer at. The only time that we can take a break from the winter is around Christmas when the schools break for the holiday, and our destination of choice is Huatulco Mexico.
With Huatulco being located on the Pacific Ocean, it experiences its dry season during what we would consider the winter months, around October to February. In December the average high is about 90 degrees, but it is comfortable because the humidity is very low, and there is little chance of it raining. Because it is the dry season, much of the vegetation dies off, much like the leaves on a maple tree in the fall, but the Sierra Madre Mountain range, the wildlife that can be seen, and the quaint little towns make it a wonderful place to visit.
When we visit Huatulco, we stay at an all-inclusive resort, so we do not have to worry about anything but getting too much sun. The resort itself is secluded in its own bay so the beach is wide open for anyone from that resort alone to enjoy. All the rooms on this resort feature spectacular views of the ocean. With the resort being located on the Pacific Ocean, one would think that it would be a great place to watch the sun set. Interestingly enough, because of its location it is an amazing place to watch the sun rise.
I could go on and on about the resort and the area, but I would need to create many more blog posts to cover everything that I want to talk about. If you’re wondering what this magical resort is called, you’re out of luck because it is a secret.