Welcome to Oaxaca Coast

The area spins on three mains hubs: the restrained resort zone of Huatulco, the loose federation of beach villages south of Pochutla (including nude-friendly Zipolite and yoga-practicing Mazunte) and the carefree surf town of Puerto Escondido.

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Oaxaca Coast activities

$85 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Mexican Cooking Class

Your day will start with a hotel pick-up. Then you will get ready to start your class at 9:30am.Hands-on classes ensure you will leave prepared to recreate the dishes when you get home. There is no better way to get to know a place than through its food!This small-group tour will let you get your hands-on to prepare a delicious dish. You will receive instructions in English, a recipe manual and a free gift bag. Lunch and drinks are also included.After the class we will provide transportation back to your hotel.

$202 Outdoor Activities

ATV Ride to Llano Grande Waterfalls

This tour takes you into the mountains to “Finca la Gloria” where you will learn the process of transforming coffee beans into coffee. You’ll then move on with a refreshing dive in the waterfalls of Llano Grande, a magical place of crystalline waters, and finish with a delicious traditional Oaxacan lunch. You will be driving an ATV to get to each location.

$45 Water Sports

Huatulco National Park Cruise with Maguey Bay Snorkeling

After hotel pickup, board the boat for your full-day tour of Huatulco National Park, traveling to many of its magnificent bahías, or bays. A boat tour is the best way to discover this marine paradise, where you’ll have a chance to dip into these warm waters as well as relax on the beach before your day is through.Cruise along the rugged shoreline from the harbor of Santa Cruz Bay, an ecological reserve that hosts plentiful fish among the coral reefs. From here, you’ll coast toward Organo Bay where a unique underwater world awaits. Cacaluta Bay offers plentiful wildlife viewing, including migratory birds that flock to its Laguna el Zanate. Passing Chachacual Bay, your animated captain-guide discusses all there is to see, including possible whales or dolphins playing in the wake.When your boat reaches Maguey Bay, put on your snorkel gear and jump into the inviting waters. You’ll find diverse undersea life, including many reef fish, in this protected cove. Afterward, head to the shore, where the best seafood restaurant on Maguey Beach awaits.Enjoy Oaxacan specialties for lunch (own expense) before you’re dropped off at your hotel.

$35 Outdoor Activities

Puerto Escondido Sea Turtle Release at Palmarito Beach

You will be picked up at 5pm from your Puerto Escondido hotel. Board a comfortable van and head north on the main road for about 8 minutes. You will then take a detour to Palmarito Beach. This is a beautiful virgin beach located about 10 minutes away from the city. Once you get there, you will head to the turtle camp site where a local guide will greet you and provide you with full information about the camp and the work being done to protect and save sea turtles. Right before sunset, you will be getting ready to say goodbye to the turtles as you appreciate the gorgeous landscape from the beach. See, hold and help the newly hatched turtles get to the water to start their amazing adventure into the sea. After you have released the turtles, you will head back to the hotel filled with wonderful memories of this experience.

$50.67 Outdoor Activities

Huatulco Turtle and Crocodile Eco Tour with Mangrove Boat Ride

After hotel pickup, relax aboard your air-conditioned minivan on the 1.5-hour drive from Bahías de Huatulco. Upon reaching La Ventanilla, a small beach village, start your small-group eco-tour of the lagoon, an estuary of the Tonameca River. Embark on a boat cruise through the mangroves to observe a wide variety of wildlife and listen to the sounds of birds such as woodpeckers, kingfisher and herons. Along with turtles, deer and iguanas, you may spot crocodiles swimming or nesting in their natural habitat! Then we will take you to Mazunte considered magical town, where you will visit a workshop of natural cosmetics, where you can learn about the processes of making natural products such as: soap, creams, among others. Next, you will visit the Mexican Center for Turtle Research, a place that is responsible for the conservation and study of 7 of the 9 species of turtles that exist on the coast of the state. Later we will go to Zipolite, an open sea beach where you can walk and take pictures. We will end our tour in Puerto Angel, to visit a restaurant facing the sea where you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood (on your own).

$17.99 Transfers & Ground Transport

Bahias de Huatulco Airport to Huatulco Hotels Shared Transfer

Travel from the airport to your Huatulco hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Meet your professional English-speaking driver upon landing at Bahías de Huatulco International Airport and avoid the hassle of long taxi lines. One-way shared transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Be sure to book your airport departure transfer for your return!