Julio and I (and Pulgas the puppy) set off on a few different adventures back in February…Here is a recap in photos including Barra de Colotepec, Tide pools near Agua Blanca, Hot Springs and Chacahua.
I can’t believe I haven’t posted these images yet. Julio was asked to do these covers for Viva Puerto magazine over the last couple of months. The magazine has traditionally used only photographs for the cover. Barbara, the magazine’s creator / editor, felt she was taking a big risk with the first cover Julio made. However, it was so well received she asked him to draw the very next issue. Take a look!
Julio’s artwork looks great on the wall! This print is from our online shop www.zicazteca.myshopify.com
The quality is amazing! Super luxe matte paper, vivid colors and exceptional detail. 18 x 24 inches.
We have been working with a partner to develop some awesome surf and adventure packages to offer our clients. After all that hard work planning them out and scouting out the right connections we have decided to also offer a modified package deal straight from our website. We are super excited to show people around this gorgeous location and share a few of our favorite spots. This package is set up for just the right amount of fun and relaxation to pack a week without feeling like you are absolutely tied to the schedule. Follow the link below to see what it includes and keep it in mind for your next trip to Puerto!
Our Online Shop is finally up and running! Well, it has been up and ready for a while but I was nervous about taking the final step and announcing it. But nerves be darned! We are moving forward and are super excited about this new step. We can now offer Julio Soto’s gorgeous and whimsical prints for sale as impeccable Art Posters printed on-demand, our tanks (we are adding to the selection soon!) printed with fun designs from Puerto Escondido, and even mugs and tote bags of the highest quality. We hope you enjoy! Let us know what you think please, we are still learning and growing everyday, and all your opinions will only help us get better.
Thanks / Gracias!
Ariel and Julio
Dia de los Muertos
I adore the colors and traditions this time of year. Last year we cleaned and decorated the tombs of Julio’s grandparents with candles, flowers and a few of their favorite items (including a slingshot and a handful of limes for his grandfather, who famously would sit on his porch and shoot the limes at passersby who dared take the shortcut through his property!) and plan on doing the same this year. Our home is already dripping in flowers, and I would love to have the time this year to make an elaborate altar somewhere. Certainly there will be many more photos to come as the market fills with flowers and sugar skulls. Such a delight for the senses!!!
I recently downloaded the newest edition of an e-guide called Puerto Escondido Travel Essentials app…and we are so thrilled to be listed in it! Keep your eyes posted as Julio pops up in a few places (for both his surf lessons and his artwork). I don’t know if it’s cause we are still somewhat new on the scene, but we get reeeeaaaally excited when people write about us, review us or generally recognize in any way this little labor of love that is Zicazteca. 🙂
This is a really handy and discreet little guide for your i phone, so no one needs to know you are trying to find the nearest sushi restaurant/yoga class/or place to get your hair did. Best of all, it is a compilation of recommendations written by someone who actually lives here, so you know the suggestions have been well researched (and updated frequently).
If you are thinking about visiting Puerto Escondido, we think this little app is truly worth it. It’s “like having a concierge in your pocket” but way more affordable.
Check it out here:
August and September have so far brought lots of surf lessons, a good amount of rain, some new board painting projects and a lot of time to start getting our online shop off the ground. We hope in the next couple of weeks we are ready to take orders on our Ts and Tanks with Julio’s art. One of the benefits of the online project is the fact that any print can be ordered on the shirt of your choice, something we just can’t do in the shop. So the sky is the limit! Tanks, T’s even Hoodies are available for those of you in colder climates. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we enjoy creating it. Here is a little collage of the past few weeks including lessons, beach cleanups, sample apparel, and fresh paint. Check it: