Huatulco at a Glance

Huatulco, a unique Mexican destination, is a paradise for nature lovers. With untouched bays, rivers, waterfalls, and coral reefs, it offers a hidden treasure in the heart of the jungle. Escape the crowds and embrace the tranquility of this captivating haven.

Whether you’re exploring the lush jungle trails, snorkeling amidst colorful coral formations, or simply immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty that surrounds you, Huatulco offers an unparalleled experience that will ignite your sense of adventure and leave you in awe. Prepare to embark on a journey like no other, where nature reigns supreme and the hidden treasures of Huatulco await your discovery.

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Brief overview of the area's history

Huatulco, is a tourist destination that includes the communities of Crucecitas, Tangolunda, and Santa Cruz. Following the Spanish conquest, the region served as a supply port for expeditions attempting to discover new territories on the continent. At times, the territory was attacked by pirates such as Sir Francis Drake and Tomas Cavendish, which contributed to the region’s history and traditions, which still exist today. For many years, the coast and its surroundings were known for their coffee plantations, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that FONATUR (National Tourism Fund) purchased thousands of hectares for the development of a sustainable tourist destination, beginning with the construction of facilities, highways, an airport, and other infrastructure.
Today, the destination is a model of sustainable ecotourism and local engagement in the development and conservation of natural attractions that welcome thousands of visitors each year.

Huatulco Higlights


The viewpoints placed on several hills around Huatulco provide you with the opportunity to take the perfect photograph, surrounded by the spectacular scenery and expansive views of the town's bays. Read More

One of the most popular sights is the city's Lighthouse, which is a few minutes' walk from Santa Cruz and can be reached on foot or by automobile. It offers some of the best sunset photography in the area.

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

This lovely church, located in the middle of La Crucecita, boasts the world's largest painted depiction of the Virgin of Guadalupe on its ceiling. It is an ideal time to take in the sights before eating a delicious lunch at one of the town's great restaurants.


The natives of this region made this spirit drink utilizing several kinds of agaves. The distillation technologies introduced by the Spanish after the conquest enhanced its production. Read More

The quality and range of shades produced by each type of mezcal places this Oaxacan spirit among the most traditional in the world today. The main distinction between tequila and mezcal is that tequila is only manufactured from blue agave, whereas mezcal is made from a range of agaves, the most popular of which being espadilla agave. The mezcal is paired with citrus, lemon, or orange, and its flavor is enhanced by worm or grasshopper salt. It's worth a shot! Mezcalerias or mezcal tasting rooms, can be found in Huatulco, where you may sample more than 20 different types of mezcal, including white, aged, and reposado. A party without Mezcal is unthinkable in Oaxaca because its drinking is customary, tied to popular culture traditions. "Mezcal is the small water that makes people talk," as the phrase goes.


Best Bays

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Oaxaca´s gastronomy is widely regarded as one of the most typical of Mexican cuisine, prompting UNESCO to designate it as an intangible global heritage.

“Mole” is one of the most well-known recipes; it is made from a paste of chilies, seeds, and ground spices that is reduced and used as a marinade in a variety of dishes. “Mole” come in a variety of colors and flavors, including red, black, green, salty, sweet, and almond varieties, with some having a stronger flavor than others.

Tamales are another long-standing regional delicacy. They are prepared of maize dough, filled with ingredients, and wrapped in corn or banana leaves to steam. Read More

They are a meal that is always present at celebrations throughout the region and in many parts of Mexico. Sweet tamales, with or without filling, with various fruit jams, salty tamales, filled with mole and chicken, pumpkin blossom with cheese, red mole with shrimp and vegetables, marinated meat, chili with cheese, and a vast variety you must experience.
Handmade metate chocolate is also a classic and extremely special drink during the holiday season. Cocoa is farmed in the state’s central region as well as adjacent regions such as Tabasco and Chiapas, which are also noted for producing high-quality cocoa. The Mexica valued the cocoa seed so much that they used it as payment and to make a sacred drink that could only be sipped by priests and nobility.


Huatulco has a considerably more environmentally friendly approach than any other destination in the country. It is home to the Bahías de Huatulco National Park, a protected region with one of the most important reef communities in the Mexican Pacific.
There are coves that are completely devoid of buildings and can only be reached by boat; it is a haven for those who enjoy snorkeling and diving, thanks to the area’s coral reefs and diverse marine life. Its beauty extends beyond its various bays; inland, there are the area’s iconic waterfalls, such as Copalitilla, Llano Grande, and Las Brisas, as well as rivers like Copalita or Hamacas, where you can go rafting or kayaking.

Huatulco, located on the Pacific Ocean’s Gulf of Tehuantepec, is a prime spot for sport or coastal fishing due to warm currents coming in from the northwest, producing a perfect environment for deep sea fishing. Billfish, blue, black, or striped Marlins, Dorados, Pez Vela, Yellowfin Tuna, and other species are common in the area.
While coastal fishing, you might catch Roosterfish, Dorado, Groupers, Snappers, or Kites.
Boats of different sizes are available, ranging from Super Pangas or yachts of 25 feet to bertrams of 38 feet or more.


Golf is a top activity in Mexico, a sport of strategies that emerges based on the course designer’s concept.

Blvd, Bahia Tangolunda Sn, 70989
Phone: +52 (958) 581-0037

This beautiful golf course, redesigned by renowned Mexican architect Agustin Piza, is a mix of sustainability in the middle of the Oaxacan jungle of Huatulco. It gets its name from the towering trees that cover the jungle and mountains of “Las Parotas.” Read More

Each hole in the course has been designed around the trees that were found there, making the design attractive and sustainable.
Very well maintained throughout the year, the course has 18 holes, par -72 in an area of ​​7,010 yards.
The thirteenth hole has a beautiful view of Huatulco Bay, the traps, obstacles and the shape of the greens, provide an attractive degree of difficulty for players of all levels.
The par 3s are medium to short distance, very scenic but challenging despite their distance.
The par 4s are a mix of very well laid short and longer holes and the par 5s are perfect for players with longer swings.
An excellent field to spend a good game day

Black: 142 / 74.6 Blue: 136 / 72.3 White: 131 / 69.7 Yellow: 134 / 72.9 Red: 123 / 67.8
Open from 7:00 am.


If you visit this wonderful location and enjoy shopping for handicrafts or local products, you’ve come to the right place.
Oaxaca has centuries of experience in the production of traditional crafts using techniques passed down from generation to generation.
Traditional Mexican items can be purchased directly from the artists in Huatulco. Among the many intriguing and colorful products available are handcrafted baskets, hats, leather belts, hand-embroidered cotton clothes, and rugs manufactured on Oaxacan looms. Alebrijes are mythological and fanciful characters skillfully carved in Copal wood, as well as the famous black clay jars that make excellent ornamental items in any home. Read More

Traditional Oaxaca ingredients, such as mole, can also be found in many of its ingredient and flavor varieties. If you have a peanut allergy, keep in mind that peanuts are one among the ingredients in certain moles.
Pluma organic coffee is recognized as one of the best in the country due to its amazing flavor and aroma. Oaxaca mezcals have a variety of aromas and attributes that create different sensations when sipped.
There are no major retail malls with big names in Huatulco; instead, you’ll find a sampling of the work of Mexican hands that have been making art in many forms for generations. Small shopping malls, such as Plaza Chahué near La Crucecita, are also worth a visit.


Huatulco is a one-of-a-kind resort where partying and nightlife are enjoyed in a different way than in Cancun and Los Cabos.
There are pubs, restaurants, mezcalerias, and breweries in La Crucecita and Santa Cruz where you can experience regional drinks accompanied by wonderful music, excellent cocktail bars, and a good atmosphere. Without a doubt, a very entertaining evening till a certain time of night because the establishments have limited hours due to local regulations. The Suite Discotheque, a Santa Cruz nightclub, will be the only one of its kind, there you will have a wonderful time!