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Top Choice Beach in Bahías de Huatulco

Bahía San Agustín

This long, sandy beach, 14km west of Santa Cruz Huatulco, is backed by a fishing village, and in contrast to Huatulco's other settlements, there's absolutely no resort-type development – just a line of rustic comedo…
Top Choice Mexican in Bahías de Huatulco

Terra-Cotta

La Crucecita's classiest restaurant is affiliated to the equally classy Misión de los Arcos and inhabits a refined small dining room air-conditioned to resemble a pleasant summer's day in Paris. The menu is internat…
Top Choice Bar in Bahías de Huatulco

La Crema

Part of the success of Huatulco is that it can cough up something as cool as La Crema, a dark-lit upstairs bar where a thrown-together mesh of old sofas and retro decor attracts anyone who’s into punk, piazza, mezca…
Farm in Bahías de Huatulco

Hagia Sofia

One of Huatulco’s loveliest and most interesting day trips, this ‘agro-ecotourism’ operation includes a large organic fruit orchard and a gorgeous 500m riverside trail with 60 kinds of tropical flowering plants that…
Beach in Bahías de Huatulco

Bahía Conejos

The oddly named 'rabbit bay,' 3km east of Tangolunda, has a long main beach divided by a small rocky outcrop into the western Playa Arenas and the eastern Playa Punta Arenas, both reachable by short walks from the p…
Mexican in Bahías de Huatulco

Antojitos Los Gallos

The beauty of Crucecita is that is looks, feels and is Mexican despite its actual youth. Indeed, if you grab a cafeteria-style table in this very simple little diner, a fount of unadulterated Mexican home-cooking – …
Beach in Bahías de Huatulco

Bahía Cacaluta

Cacaluta is a 1km-long slice of paradise that's protected by an island, backed by dunes and usually deliciously deserted. The Mexican road-trip movie Y Tú Mamá También was famously filmed there. Swimming is possible…
Beach in Bahías de Huatulco

Bahía Maguey

Three kilometers west of Santa Cruz and easily walkable along a new roadside pavement, Maguey’s fine 400m beach curves around a calm bay between forested headlands. A line of a dozen or more family-friendly palapas …
Beach in Bahías de Huatulco

Bahía Chachacual

Inaccessible by land, Chachacual has two beaches: the easterly Playa La India is one of Huatulco’s most beautiful scimitars of sand and one of the area’s best places for snorkeling. The eponymous Playa Chachacual is…
Seafood in Bahías de Huatulco

El Grillo Marinero

Huge portions of fish (try the mahimahi if it’s available) served in a no-nonsense family-run restaurant that has most locals sighing with affection. Expect beer in a bottle, chipotle sauce in a plastic container, a…