Tag Archives: Sports

Las Poderosas

By Julie Etra and Jane Bauer

Maria Asuncion 
Arumburuzabala is the wealthiest
 woman in Mexico. She is the
granddaughter of Don Felix
 Arumburuzabala, founder of
 Grupo Modelo, the brewing
company that produces Corona
 which is distributed in more than 
180 countries worldwide. She is
 considered one of the most 
influential Mexican women in the
 economic sector, serves on the
 Boards of several Mexican
 corporations, and also has a stake
in Grupo Televisa. She was the
 first woman to serve on the
 Mexican Stock Exchange (2003-2006) and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German company Siemens, Mexican division (2003 to 2006). Continue reading Las Poderosas

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The Oaxacan Riviera Female Softball League is Here!

By Teresa Gal

Once in a 
lifetime you
 get an
 opportunity to
 do something
 different and to be part of
something historical. This
 opportunity has presented
itself here in Huatulco and
 along the Oaxacan Riviera
with the very first female
 softball league being formed 
along the coast thanks to José
 Ponce, President of the South-Pacific Coast Baseball League and the coach, trainer & manager of the UMAR Reds male baseball team. Next on his agenda is to start up a little league for children in the near future. Continue reading The Oaxacan Riviera Female Softball League is Here!

Oaxaca Guerreros

By Neal Erickson

If you love baseball, or simply desire a pleasant break from more typical tourist activities while in Oaxaca de Juarez, make your way to Eduardo Vasconcelos Stadium (Estadio deI Béisbol Lic. Eduardo Vasconcelos) for a professional baseball game. The Oaxaca Guerreros (Warriors) of the Mexican League South Zone make their home there, and have been entertaining locals with quality professional AAA baseball since 1996. At prices ranging from 10 to 70 pesos for admission, it’s an entertainment bargain.  Continue reading Oaxaca Guerreros

Under the Sea

By Pat Hudson

If you have never been snorkelling, or even if you are very experienced at the sport, snorkelling is one of the most relaxing ways to explore the local reefs and observe the abundant marine life. While snorkelling, make sure you always keep at least 1 arms length off the coral – this is for your own safety. If you are shallower, you are in danger of being lifted up by a swell, and dropped rather hard onto the coral … not an experience to be repeated. Continue reading Under the Sea

Waves and Tides

Jan Chaiken and Marcia Chaiken

So many ways to enjoy the ocean along the Oaxacan Riviera! Maybe you like to sit or lie on the sand and listen to the waves while you read or daydream. Maybe you enjoy snorkeling while bobbing up and down on the waves. Perhaps you go further out from shore in a boat, for fishing or diving or just cruising. In all of these activities you are affected by the waves and tides but may not give much thought to them – they are just a kind of gentle background to your activities. But if you have ever wondered where the waves come from, or why the tides occur when they do, read on… Continue reading Waves and Tides

Junior Sailors

By Kathy Taylor

Screen Shot 2015-10-27 at 4.24.39 PMSome breezy Saturday you might have noticed a fleet of tiny sailboats bobbing in the choppy waters of Bahia Chahue, tacking back and forth across the bay, and wondered, rightly so, just who would go out there in such a tiny vessel. Well, the answer is the young sailing students of the Huatulco Sailing School! They are sailing Optimists, a one design boat whose original criterion was that it could be built out of a single sheet of plywood. Daring? Absolutely! But then, according to the IODA (International Optimist Dinghy Association), over 150,000 kids between the ages of 8 and 15 in over 100 countries are sailing these little boats at any given time. An astonishing 85% of the skippers of the medal-winning boats in the 2008 Qingdao, China Olympics were former Optimist sailors. Continue reading Junior Sailors