Huatulco at a Glance
Huatulco is unlike anywhere else in Mexico, with its ecosystems and diversity making it a paradise for nature and outdoor aficionados. It is home to untouched bays, rivers, waterfalls, coral reef, and other natural marvels. It is intended for individuals who want to spend their vacation away from shopping malls and nightlife. What you’ll find here is a buried treasure in the heart of the jungle!
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.
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
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
ALL ABOUT HUATULCO
The tourist season in Huatulco bays begins at the end of November and lasts until the end of April, when the weather remains ideal.
Huatulco is hotter and more humid during the summer due to the rainy season, which promotes sudden weather changes; yet, the temperature is very pleasant. September is the wettest month of the year. The peak days for tourism are Holy Week and the Christmas season celebrations.
This bay is distinguished by its white beach, clean waters, and gentle waves. Conejos, Punta Arena, Tejoncito, La Mixteca, and Magueyitos beaches are located in the bay. Read MoreThe environment is calmer in the morning, however there may be more movement during the peak tourist season. You can do a variety of sports in this bay, including snorkeling, diving, sport fishing, and SUP paddle board.
There are no services in the surroundings, so bring everything you need.
This lovely bay is home to the destination's most exclusive resorts as well as the La Parota golf course. Kayaking, waverunners, windsurfing, sailing, diving and other activities are available. Read MoreThis bay is easily accessible because it is linked to the rest of the destination by the major boulevard.
A lovely bay sheltered by cliffs and defined by thicker sand of a different color than that found in other bays. Some of its portions are densely forested. Read MoreEl Consuelo, El Tejón, La Esperanza, and Chahue are its beaches.
It is a short distance from La Crucecita and may be reached by car or on foot. The region has a variety of hotel options, including condominiums, restaurants and a marina. It is an area for highly experienced swimmers due to the strong currents and waves.
This bay has white sand and calm waves, as well as extensive tropical foliage and a varied range of land and marine creatures. Read MoreBecause it is one of the most developed in the region, it has a wealth of tourist services.
Its beaches include Paraiso, Playa del Amor, Santa Cruz, La Yerbabuena, La Entrega, and El Violin.
Because it is close to the town of La Crucecita, it is accessible by foot, car, or boat if arriving from another bay.
Due to the sandy bottoms, coral and basalt formations that may be explored, and a variety of aquatic life, it is a popular spot for snorkeling and diving.
There are higher-quality hotels and business establishments in the surrounding area, as well as bars and restaurants, nightclubs, boutiques, and tourist service providers.
A virgin beach about 240 meters long, with a modest slope and gentle waves most of the day, crystal blue water of contrasting colours, is located west of Bahia Santa Cruz and is part of the Huatulco National Park. Read MoreDue to its sandy bottom and moderate current, it is ideal for diving and snorkeling, as well as some sorts of fishing. It doesn't have any services, so you'll have to go to the next bay for meals, showers, and restrooms.
You may go to this bay by following the boulevard that leads directly to the area; there are numerous restaurants there that will delight you with their fish and seafood specialties. Read MoreIt has all of the amenities and services, and it is also accessible by boat from the other bays. Its crystal blue and relatively calm waters are ideal for a variety of water activities.
The bay can be reached by water or by a gravel road, however we recommend driving an all-terrain vehicle to minimize complications. Read MoreBy land, you will arrive at the Huatulco National Park entrance, where you will leave your vehicle in the parking lot and begin a short walk accompanied by an experienced local guide.
Cacaluta consists of Cacaluta beach and Arroyo beach; it is known as the Bay of Lovers due to its heart-shaped contour; it has an unrivaled landscape of flora and fauna; there is an ecosystem of mangroves and mesquites; and the beach has a calm atmosphere, white sand, and a constant breeze, making it ideal for relaxation.
It is a virgin bay within the Huatulco National Park, with a huge natural reserve, and its beaches include Chachacual and La India, both with moderate waves and transparent blue waters. Read MoreWarm most of the year and chilly in the winter, it comes to be a great alternative for a visit.
It has a diverse fauna from which you may observe dolphins and turtles at various times of the year, and if you are lucky, you may be able to view the Olive Ridley turtle species, as it is one of the locations where they lay their eggs. Raccoons, badgers, deer, wild boar, and armadillos can be found on land.
The only way to get to the bay is via boat, which takes about 10 minutes from Santa Cruz or by charting a boat from one of the other sites that allow it. This type of unique access offers a sense of privacy that few bays in the region provide. It's a great area to practice snorkeling because the Jicaral reef bank is close to the shore.
It is the destination's largest bay, and it is made up of the beaches of San Agustain and Playa Cacaluta. Read MoreThere are two ways to get to this bay: by road (we recommend taking a taxi) or by water (we recommend taking a boat from Santa Cruz).
There are various sports available on this beach, including boat trips, waverunners, kayaks, or SUP, as well as snorkeling.
This bay has full facilities, including cabins to stay in and restaurants on the beach where you can enjoy a beer or eat a very well made ceviche or a variety of regional dishes.
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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
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.
There are many activities available in this beautiful area of the Oaxaca jungle, ranging from peaceful activities like biking, boat tours to the bays, hiking, or horseback riding, to ATV or buggies, zip lines, hiking to the various waterfalls, rafting or kayaking, SUP paddle boards, rappelling near the beach, and contemplating marine life while diving or snorkeling. Huatulco has garnered multiple honors for its admirable approach to the conservation of the ecosystems.
This is the place to be if you prefer outdoor activities in a distinct setting that is safe and calm.
You will not want to leave!!
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.
LAS PAROTAS GOLF CLUB
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!