Winter is beginning to fade and spring is starting to settle in. Spring in santa cruz is seeming a bit schizophrenic from cold fog and bone chilling wind, to 80 degree days. This is the time of year I start feeling anxious for some warm water and tropical adventure! My first Resort pick for this spring is beautiful Mainland Mexico: waves, shopping, and adventure. There are many options for where to stay and where to surf but for me and my luxureous tastebuds its the small city of Hualtulco. The Zaashilla Camino Real is stunning and you can stay in either the hotel or owner owned condos in the hotel. Prices start from 100.00+ dollars/nt. Depending on your needs of course. The city of Huatulco clean and beautiful. There is lots of great food,friendly people, shopping, golf, and of course surf. One of the best spots is Barra de la Cruz. This perfect sand bottom right hand point is a short 20 minute drive to the south, and is geared to the more intermediate/advanced surfers. There is an amazing pallapa at the beach with great food and cold beverages for all day surf junkies like myself. With Spring time south swells starting to flair up Barra is a my top pick for the perfect surf and luxury getaway.