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La Crucecita Village
Built in 1986, the villages 7,000 residents are visitor industry workers. This charming town has an elegant main square with Mexican sculptures, shade trees, walkways, benches, green lawns and a central bandstand. The colonial style buildings house shops, outdoor café's and more.
Santa Maria Huatulco
This city is Huatulco's historic center of development. Its roots are traced to the pre-Hispanic era when it served as a trade center for the coastal Oaxacan region. See a red and white cathedral dating back to the 18th century, native market and coffee plantations surrounding the city.
Punta Celeste Archeological Site
One of the most interesting sites in recent years is at Punta Celeste. Overlooking the ocean, the site consists of burial sites, ball courts, small pyramids and a cliffside sacrificial stone. The site dates back to 500 B.C. and was developed by a mysterious culture known as the Mixteco.
Bahias de Huatulco
Bahias de Huatulco is the largest ecological reserve designated by the Mexican government, it combines modern structures within a large undeveloped natural area. The area is known for its high, rugged mountain landscapes, waterfalls, rivers and deep, fertile valleys.
"The place of spring-fed waters", is a beautiful, natural refuge filled with mangrove trees, a rich diversity of wetland bird life and tropical vegetation. Visitors will enjoy watching exotic birds such as the White-fronted Parrot, or visit with local fisherman working from their dugout canoes.
Huatulco's calm bays are ideal for a full range of water sports, including swimming, jet skiing, windsurfing and sailing. For divers and snorkelers, Huatulco's crystal clear waters and coral reefs are home of pockets of diverse undersea life.
Dining & Nightlife
Excellent dining is available at most resorts in the Huatulco area, along with an assortment of options located within two small shopping malls. Cuisine ranges from continental, to seafood, to authentic Oaxacan dishes. Try the Boom Boom Disco for some exciting nightlife.
Another of the area's popular visitor activities is horseback riding. The Rancho Caballo del Mar in Bahia Conejos offers three-hour beach and river rides, departing each day.
The Campo del golf Tangolunda is an 18-hole beauty of a golf course that is laid out next to the beach on Tangolunda Bay. The attractive clubhouse offers a swimming pool, tennis courts and a pro shop. Greens fees are reasonable.
To fully appreciate the beauty of Huatulco's gorgeous bays and coves, a boat trip is highly recommended. The trips depart from the local dock in Santa Cruz, and the vessels range from 350-passenger deluxe cruises to simple skiffs, known as "pangas".