A Best Kept Secret
Huatulco Mexico is known as “Las
Bahias de Huatulco” or Huatulco Bays, is a hidden Mexican secret in the coast
of the State of Oaxaca, the southern state on the Pacific Ocean near the border
Map of the Bays of Huatulco in Mexico's Pacific
Since it is located on the
southern tip of the Sierra Madre range of mountains, it is known by its high
mountains, lush vegetation and awe inspiring waterfalls that surround the bays
and its beaches.
It is still not so well known
worldwide; therefore it is the right moment to visit. The Bays of Huatulco
consist of 35 Km of coastline including 9 bays and 36 beaches. It has been
designated by the Mexican Government as an Ecological Reserve.
The waters of the beaches are
crystal clear and full of spectacular marine life. Huatulco weather is warm all
year. So it is ideal for those visitors of cold winter countries.
Here is a list of some of the more
popular beaches in and around Huatulco Mexico
Playa La Entrega in Huatulco Mexico
Santa Cruz area Beaches
- Playa La Entrega
It is the southernmost of the
Santa Cruz beaches, and very popular for swimming, snorkeling and diving. The
waves are for good swimmers, because they change from moderate to strong with
no previous notice. This beach features many “Palapa” restaurants and
- Playa Yerbabuena
This one is located on the western
shore of Santa Cruz Bay, north of Playa La Entrega. It is only accessible by
boat and the waves are to be concerned of.
Playa Santa Cruz on Huatulco Bays in Mexico
- Playa Santa Cruz
It is located on the bay of the
same name. Here the waters are calm, with lots of corals and marine life,
making it great for snorkeling and scuba diving. This is a developed beach with
restaurants, bars and equipment rentals as well as boat rides.
- Playa Chahue
This area is in development and
has a public beach, several hotels and shops as well as restaurants near the
The beaches are typically tropical
with lots of vegetation into rock formations. There is a marina serving the
boats and yachts of the residents and visitors.
Tangolunda Bays in Huatulco Mexico
- Playa Consuelo – It is a small
beach accessible only by boat.
- Playa El Arrocito – This is a
hidden cove that you can see if you get to the top of the hill. This is a
perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
- Playa Ventura
- Playa Manzanilla
- Playa Tornillo - These three
beaches are located together on the western shore of Bahía Tangolunda. They are
great waters for swimming, snorkeling and water sports.
- Playa Rincón Sabroso is another
great beach. This one is located west of Tangolunda Bay.
Surfing in Huatulco Mexico is spectacular
offers a few great beaches like
The area of Bahia Tangolunda is
the one that is more rapidly developed. Many luxury hotels have been built in
the area, besides beautiful residences. It is important to mention that the
best golf course on the Mexican Pacific is in Huatulco.
- Conejos Bay - This is another bay
east of Tangolunda that has pristine beaches like:
- Playa Tejoncito – This one has
shallow waters good for swimming and snorkeling. It may be accesed only by
- Playa Arena – This one is an
almost virgin beach with strong surf. Playa Arena and Playa Punta Arena are
located next to each other on Conejos Bay. They offer refreshments and some
For more information visit Mexico Tourism site
The Beaches of Huatulco offer some of the best Golf courses
- Playa San Agustín – This is a
small village that can be reaches by bus or taxi. There are many restaurants
lining the beach
- Playa La India – Some say it is
the most scenic of all Huatulco beaches. It is only accessible by boat.
- Playa Jicaral – The waves are
moderate on this stretch of white sand beach. It is great for swimming.
- Playa Riscalillo - This is one
more beach accessible only by boat. It is worth the effort. It has fine sands
and gentle waves.
- Playa Calacuta – The claim to fame
of this beach is that the 2001 Mexican film “Y tu Mama Tambien” was filmed
- Playa Maguey and Playa del Organo
– These are two bays practically united with white soft sands and warm bluish
and greenish waters. These beaches are very popular for the quietness of its
Huatulco Mexico is slowly becoming
a big competitor among the Mexican Pacific Beach resorts. Its beaches surpass
those of Acapulco Beaches or Mazatlan Beaches.
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