Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 Huatulco, Mexico & Archeological Site & a day at sea
The bus took us along the developing coast of what promises to be a big resort area. With only 6,000 hotel rooms now, the projection is nearly six time this current figure. We could see many construction sites of raw concrete structures along the way. But because of earthquake danger, the highest building can only be five floors.
Our goal today was to see the newly discovered (just 25 years ago) archeological dig of Copalita. While we had hoped to see actual digging, we found the site was completely finished and laid out more like an outdoor museum. There were three main sites: a burial ground, a sports arena, and the acropolis.
After walking around the grounds, we went to the museum where there were many artifacts from the dig. These included masks, chips of pottery, complete pots, and clay figures. The archeologist who discovered the site and did the excavation arrived, but his presentation was disappointing since he just went through each piece in the museum and only spoke Spanish which was translated by the student guide who had taken us through the outdoor site.
Back on the ship, we had a fabulous dinner at Prime C, another signature restaurant.