Bahías de Huatulco – Oaxaca


Bahías de Huatulco Oaxaca Mexico

Bahías de Huatulco – The Oaxaca Coast


The Bahías de Huatulco are a collection of beautiful bays located on the Oaxacan coast that are a popular tourist destination for national and international tourists alike; though Huatulco is principally national tourism with this accounting for about 80% of Huatulco’s total tourism.

Aside from the nine bays and thirty plus beaches (details of which can be found on the Beaches in Huatulco page.), Huatulco also offers attractions for the tourists that visit it in the evenings and also day trips to nearby places of interest.

If you are not content with enjoying Huatulco’s pristine white sandy beaches for the entire duration of your holiday, you might want to take a tour of the bays in a lancha (a small fishing boat) or catamaran or even an aerial tour in a light aircraft that leaves from Huatulco’s airport.

Other options that you might consider are visiting the nearby waterfall of Copalita (Magic falls), visiting the coffee plantations of Pluma Hidalgo which are just an hour away from Huatulco, or trying your hand at some aquatic sports.

Huatuclo offers sport fishing, Rafting, Canoeing, kayaking, jet skiing, wind surfing, and Scuba diving. If you prefer to keep to dry land you might want to consider a round of golf at huatulco’s 18 hole golf course, or wandering round the Bahías de Huatulco’s town centre and market, which are located at La Cruzacita.

La Cruzacita is the small town in the centre of Huatulco’s bays, the nearest being Chahué there are a large number of restaurants, bars and discos in the Cruzacita and it is here where you find the majority of Huatulco’s stores and supermarkets. At night the Cruzacita is a great place to have a meal and relax with a drink and there is a large variety to choose from.

Historically Huatulco was a quiet un-developed costal area known mainly for coffee production, before the tourist development was decided to be undertaken in the 80’s. Huatuclo is currently in a Nature Reserve which aims to try and preserve the rich aquatic flora and fauna that it possesses and also that of the surrounding costal area.

Also further back, in the 16th century Huatulco was an important port for Hernán Cortés and it was attacked by both Francis Drake and Thomas Cavendish. Huatulco is also where Vincente Guerrero was betrayed and captured.

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The Things to do in Oaxaca Team &#x263A


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