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

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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 headlands. A line of a dozen or more family-friendly palapas serves fresh fish and seafood dishes, along with rather nice piña coladas. There’s good snorkeling around the rocks on the east side of the bay; Escualo rents out gear. Taxis waiting in the parking lot charge M$70 to Santa Cruz.

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