Playa Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Huatulco's small beach is easily accessible but often crowded, and its looks are marred by the cruise-ship pier. It has...
The beach here, 1km east of Santa Cruz Huatulco, is good, though the surf can be surprisingly strong. There’s a marina at its east end.
Centro de Buceo Sotavento
La Crucecita ( [tel] 587-21-66; Local 18, Plaza Oaxaca Mall, Plaza Principal; [hrs] 9am-9pm); Tangolunda ( [tel] 581-00-51; Local 6,...
The live Latin bands at this open-to-the-street spot can whip up a good party vibe; the back room has pool tables for quieter moments.
Restaurant La Crucecita
This inexpensive open-air spot, a block from the Plaza Principal, is dependable for fish, chicken and Oaxacan dishes. There’s an...
Playa Santa Cruz · interesting places nearby
Hurricane Divers information
This very professional international crew is one of Mexico’s few PADI 5-Star Dive Resorts. Options include two-tank dives (US$95) and night dives (US$70) for certified divers (plus US$5 each for buoyancy control device (BCD), regulator and wet suit if needed), and half-day PADI Discover Scuba courses (US$150) for beginners, which include two short dives.
The popular full-day snorkeling excursion (US$135 per person; minimum two) includes about four stops and a beach lunch. English, Spanish, Dutch and German spoken. The website is an excellent information source on Huatulco diving and snorkeling.