Playa Santa Cruz
This very professional international crew is one of Mexico’s few PADI 5-Star Dive Resorts. Options include two-tank dives (US$95) and...
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 information
Santa Cruz Huatulco's small beach is easily accessible but often crowded, and its looks are marred by the cruise-ship pier. It has several beach restaurants of the kind where staff stand outside with menus trying to pull people in.