Introducing Bahías de Huatulco
Mexico’s youngest planned coastal resort lies along a series of beautiful sandy bays, the Bahías de Huatulco (wah-tool-koh), 50km east of Pochutla. This stretch of coast had just one small fishing village until the 1980s. The developers have trodden fairly gently here: pockets of construction are separated by tracts of unspoiled shoreline, the maximum building height is six stories and no sewage goes into the sea. For now Huatulco is still a relaxed and relatively uncrowded resort, though between October and May an average of five cruise ships a month dock at the pier in Bahía de Santa Cruz.
The cruise market has helped to spawn all sorts of active pursuits for visitors here, but Huatulco is not a place to stay very long on a tight budget.
The Huatulco bays are strung along the coast about 10km in each direction from the harbor at Santa Cruz Huatulco. The ‘downtown’ area is La Crucecita, 1km north of Santa Cruz, with a grid of straight streets focused on the leafy Plaza Principal. The other main developments are at Santa Cruz Huatulco, Chahué and Tangolunda.
Bahías de Huatulco destination guides
Shared Arrival Transfer: Bahías de Huatulco International Airport to Huatulco Hotels
Save time and money by booking your Huatulco airport transfer service before you land. Be met on the ground and travel by air-conditioned vehicle from Bahías de Huatulco International Airport to your Huatulco hotel. Skip the hassle of picking up a rental car, or negotiating unfamiliar traffic and maps.
Huatulco Jungle ATV Tour
Travel through the Huatulco jungle aboard a single or double ATV on this half-day adventure. Your all-terrain vehicle takes you off the beaten track for 2 hours to experience the region’s natural attractions — including an iguana reserve — all the way to sun-drenched Playa San Agustín. Round-trip hotel transport is included.