Nine bays bordered by 36 golden-sand beaches form the beautiful Las Bahias de Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca.
Welcome to Mexico's newest resort on the Pacific Riviera. Huatulco is a tropical Eden with crystalline waters, coral reefs, and uncrowded beaches. Inland, the rugged coast range is thickly carpeted with rainforest and coffee plantations. While Huatulco is still in its early stages of development, travelers may note that the resort has a different feel from other destinations on the Mexican Riviera. That's because large areas of Huatulco have been designated as an ecological reserve. Huatulco is located in the state of Oaxaca where the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean.
Located at the southern tip of the Southern Sierra Madre mountains, the beautiful Bay of Huatulco is Mexico's largest ecological reserve and home to many unspoiled sandy beaches.
Santa Cruz Bay
This stunning bay is famed for it's 'sleeping man' rock formation and 'blowhole', an ocean-side rock formation that foams like a geyser.
A traditional artisanal Oaxacan town that features a charming plaza, and peaceful white-washed church that houses the largest painting of the Virgin de Guadalupe, in Mexico.
Along with Chahue and Organo Bays, Tangolunda is famed for its panoramic views of Huatulco's coastline, fabulous resort hotels and golden-sandy beaches.
Piedra de Moros
A community kitchen in La Crucecita where local chefs demonstrate how to make regional foods, including delicious tortillas and tamales.
This amazing river, four miles north-east of the Tangolunda bay, is home to precious trees including cedar, mahogany and almond, and also 227 species of birds such as egrets and falcons.
Copalita Point Eco-Archaeological Center
Under excavation since 1997, the ruins of a significant pre-Columbian civilization, the Mixtec, include pyramids, burial grounds and a ball court dating to 500B.C. A modern museum displays additional artifacts from Mesoamerican cultures.
Las Brisas Resort
The rustic and relaxing Las Brisas beach resort in Huatulco, sits perched above the beautiful Tangolunda coastline and is almost hidden by 50 acres of wild lush terrain.
An unforgettable eco-adventure awaits when you travel to La Ventanilla, an indigenous community and conservation area dedicated to the protection of local wildlife, especially the Mexican crocodile. Explore on a guided canoe safari through a mangrove lagoon and enjoy a light snack on a secluded island.
Gain a deeper understanding of tequila and mezcal, their journey from agave field to cocktail glass and the significance of these spirits in Mexican culture. Sample different varieties in a tasting seminar. Visit the town of La Crucecita for independent exploration of its shops, cafes and heritage highlights.
For a true, cultural experience, step back in time and discover Huatulco's small rural communities and their simple, traditional way of life. Gain a deeper understanding of local customs, culinary traditions and quiet day-to-day way of life. You'll watch a tortilla-making demonstration and learn how to make mezcal, a traditional Oaxacan alcoholic beverage.
Explore La Crucecita, on a guided tour, then delight in the flavors of its classic heritage during a cooking demonstration. One of the best ways to learn about a culture is through its cuisine. A food tasting experience introduces a variety of delicacies and the regional alcoholic beverage, mezcal.
Cruise the picturesque bays carved into the sun-drenched Oaxacan coastline on a motorized catamaran, then board your air-conditioned transportation to get an overview of the towns and villages surrounding Huatulco.