The living is easy in Huatulco, Mexico, with the calm presence of a passing ship or low-flying cloud. Located on the magnificent Pacific coast of Mexico in the southern state of Oaxaca, Huatulco is the southernmost tourist destination in the country.
Huatulco’s nine bays make up the sublime Bays National Park, a protected reserve. At just 16 degrees north of the equator, Huatulco promises a year-round tropical paradise with 330 days of sunshine each year.
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La Crucecita, the town’s most lively area and main square offers a charming array of shops, restaurants, and the historic Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church.
The tranquil waters of Santa Cruz beach (Playa Santa Cruz) offer some of the best opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Huatulco's vast marine life, from ancient turtles to schools of colorful fish, nearby coffee plantations, and famous Hagia Sofia eco-preserve, offer an array of sightseeing activities.
From nearby archaeological sites and colonial architecture to lush mountains, sparkling seas, and abundant wildlife, the Oaxaca region remains a history and nature lover’s paradise on earth.
What To Do
Take an ATV tour along the protected reserves of Maguey Bay and Organo Bay. Continue toward the Finca de la Gloria coffee plantation, and the pristine Llano Grande falls, for a swim in its lovely pools.
Scuba, snorkel or ride a jet ski through some of Huatulco’s nine delightful bays.
Travel inland to Hagia Sofia, the renowned ecological preserve, which boasts more than sixty varieties of organically grown plants and flowers. Discover how this preserve, in the foothills of the Sierra Madres, sets a sublime example for sustainable agriculture.
Be sure to sample the authentic cuisine and culture of the region. Take a cooking class and learn how to prepare traditional Mexican dishes.