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Things to do in Huatulco, Oaxaca

Things to do in  Huatulco

Welcome to Huatulco

One of Mexico’s most exciting coastal ecotourism destinations is a great choice for those seeking adventure in between beach relaxation.

Top 10 attractions in Huatulco

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Huatulco National Park (Parque Nacional Huatulco)

Huatulco National Park (Parque Nacional Huatulco)

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Tracts of untouched forest, coral reefs, and mangroves characterize the UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve Huatulco National Park (Parque Nacional Huatulco). Unlike other stretches of the Oaxacan coastline, Huatulco National Park is a meticulously preserved hotspot for rare creatures, virgin beaches, and hiking trails.More
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Maguey Bay (Bahía Maguey)

Maguey Bay (Bahía Maguey)

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Maguey Bay (Bahía Maguey) is an easily accessible bay with a popular beach of the same name. A handful of busy seafood shacks line the beach, and visitors can sip cold beers on patio chairs, or splash around in the bay’s calm, clear waters. You’ll find lots of amenities here, too, as Maguey tends to be one of Huatulco’s busier bays.More
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Cacaluta Bay (Bahia de Cacaluta)

Cacaluta Bay (Bahia de Cacaluta)

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Cacaluta Bay is the largest and least accessible of the Huatulco bays. This heart-shaped Oaxacan inlet, which served as a stunning backdrop to the blockbuster Mexican film Y Tu Mamá También, has good snorkeling just a short swim from shore. Its serene setting offers a nice alternative to the noise and excitement of Santa Cruz Bay.More
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Chachacual Bay

Chachacual Bay

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Chachacual Bay (Bahía Chachacual) is just half a mile (one kilometer) long, but its world-class snorkeling, impressive birdlife, and serene setting continue to attract travelers to its sunny shores. This tiny bay in Huatulco is best reached by boat and still relatively untouched, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a bit more privacy.More
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Copalita Ecological Park and Ruins (Parque Eco Arqueológico Copalita)

Copalita Ecological Park and Ruins (Parque Eco Arqueológico Copalita)

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Still relatively unknown to tourists, the Copalita Ecological Park and Ruins (Parque Eco Arqueológico Copalita) sit on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the Huatulco resort area. Remnants of pyramids, temples, a ball court, and a pre-Hispanic lighthouse dot the lush landscape of the archaeological park, which also includes a massive stone believed to have once been used in sacrifices.More
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Zipolite Beach (Playa Zipolite)

Zipolite Beach (Playa Zipolite)

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Let it all hang out on Zipolite Beach (Playa Zipolite), the only legal nudist beach in Mexico. Popular among LGBTQ+ travelers, hippie spiritualists, and adventurous backpackers, Zipolite Beach is characterized by clean sands, swaying palms, and rough seas better suited to surfing than swimming.More
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San Agustin Bay (Bahía San Agustín)

San Agustin Bay (Bahía San Agustín)

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Home to fewer than 100 people—mostly fishermen—San Agustin Bay (Bahía San Agustín) has no electricity or running water. The bay itself is known for its prime snorkeling opportunities. Visitors head into the ocean straight from the shore and are immediately surrounded by schools of tropical fish, coral plates, crabs, snails, bivalves, and sea urchins.More
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Órgano Bay (Bahía Órgano)

Órgano Bay (Bahía Órgano)

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Órgano Bay (Bahía Órgano) is an isolated stretch of beach just south of Santa Cruz in Mexico. Recommended for travelers who want to get away from it all, it’s an ideal spot for snorkeling and diving with calm, clear blue-green water and several interesting rock formations. Organo Bay is very near Maguey Bay, but not as popular or easy to access.More
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La Crucecita

La Crucecita

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La Crucecita sits just inland from Santa Cruz Bay on the coast of Oaxaca. Originally built as the service town for the Huatulco resort area, today La Crucecita has an authentic atmosphere draws that visitors from the beaches to its lively streets. Highlights include a traditional market, a historic church, specialty shops, and restaurants.More
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Santa Cruz Bay (Bahía Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz Bay (Bahía Santa Cruz)

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Home to Huatulco’s harbor, Santa Cruz Bay (Bahía Santa Cruz) is located just minutes from La Crucecita and offers shops, restaurants, hotels, and easily accessible beaches. It’s the jumping-off point for boat tours of Huatulco’s bays, or for hiring small fishing boats to visit some of the coast's more remote spots.More

Recent reviews from experiences in Huatulco

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Piece of cake and worry free!
Robert_D, Dec 2020
Huatulco - Easy Airport Shuttle Service
If you're thinking about an airport transfer in Huatulco, this is what to do.
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superb city tour with the excellent tour guide Carla
mary a, Nov 2019
Premium Shore Excursion & Local Culture Tour
The best part is Carla who speak good English and so knowledgeable.
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By far the most fun we had in...
Rosalinda G, Aug 2017
ATV Ride to Llano Grande Waterfalls
It was so much fun riding the ATV's to the waterfalls.
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Huatulco is beautiful and with this...
Rosalinda G, Aug 2017
Huatulco National Park Sightseeing Cruise with Snorkeling in Maguey Bay
Huatulco is beautiful and with this tour you get to see amazing places.
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Not quite what we thought it would be!
_damoores3, Apr 2019
Exotic Paradise Water Adventure Tour from Huatulco
We finally asked the MC to tell us in English about where we were and what to expect -- and he did briefly.
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