Must-see attractions in Bahías de Huatulco

  • Playa Salchi

    Bahías de Huatulco

    Halfway between the western edge of Parque Nacional Huatulco and Puerto Ángel awaits some of the most precious coastline in Oaxaca. The water can be…

  • San Agustin Beach, Oaxaca, Mexico.

    Bahía San Agustín

    Bahías de Huatulco

    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…

  • Aerial view of Conejo Bay at Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.

    Bahía Conejos

    Bahías de Huatulco

    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…

  • Cacaluta beach in Huatulko, Oaxaca, Mexico.

    Bahía Cacaluta

    Bahías de Huatulco

    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…

  • Playa El Maguey, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.

    Bahía Maguey

    Bahías de Huatulco

    Three kilometers west of Santa Cruz and easily walkable along a roadside pavement, Maguey’s fine 400m beach curves around a calm bay between forested…

  • Hagia Sofia

    Bahías de Huatulco

    One of Huatulco’s loveliest and most interesting day trips, this ‘agro-ecotourism’ operation includes a large organic fruit orchard and a gorgeous 500m…

  • Bahía Chachacual

    Bahías de Huatulco

    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…

  • Mexico, Oaxaca, Huatulco, Playa La Entrega, Stretch of sandy beach lined with thatched open fronted restaurants, with tour boat in shallow water in foreground.

    Playa La Entrega

    Bahías de Huatulco

    La Entrega lies toward the outer edge of Bahía de Santa Cruz, a five-minute motorboat trip or 2.5km walk/drive along a bendy road from Santa Cruz. This…

  • Parque Eco-Arqueológico Copalita

    Bahías de Huatulco

    Granted, it's no Monte Albán, but this pre-Hispanic site 600m north of La Bocana village is your only true glimpse of history in made-in-the-1980s…

  • Bahía El Órgano

    Bahías de Huatulco

    Just east of Bahía Maguey, this lush 250m beach has calm waters good for snorkeling, and no crowds because there's no vehicle access and no restaurants…

  • La Bocana

    Bahías de Huatulco

    About 1.5km east of Playa Conejos, just before the Parque Eco-Arqueológico Copalita, lies Hutatulco's most low-key beach. Less pretty than other spots,…

  • Bahía Tangolunda

    Bahías de Huatulco

    Tangolunda, 5km east of Santa Cruz Huatulco, is the site of most of the major top-end hotel developments. The long, wide, spotlessly clean beach is…

  • Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

    Bahías de Huatulco

    Let it not be said that the age of great church building is dead. Crucecita’s pale-orange colonial-style ecclesial dame dates from – ahem – 2000, but,…

  • Playa Santa Cruz

    Bahías de Huatulco

    Santa Cruz Huatulco's small beach is easily accessible but often crowded, and its looks are marred by the cruise-ship pier – especially when one of the…

  • Bahía Chahué

    Bahías de Huatulco

    The beach here, 1km east of Santa Cruz Huatulco, is wide with soft sand, but offers little in the way of shade, plus the surf can be surprisingly strong…

  • Corredor Turístico

    Bahías de Huatulco

    One of Huatulco's more recent developments is a wide terraced walkway that leads from Crucecita to the Santa Cruz harbor. The path then carries on west…

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