If you are looking for a quieter more authentic Mexican resort look no further than Huatulco.
In the main town in Huatulco "La Crucecita", you can start your Huatulco city tour at the church with the biggest painting in the world of the virgin of Guadalupe. Then, spend some free time doing shopping at the handicraft store. come to see how the looms are used, you will find tablecloths, rugs, black pottery and traditional clothing, all representative of Oaxacan culture and traditions and made by hand.
End your city tour by visiting one of the many restaurants in town. You will delight a part of the Oaxaca’s gastronomy try specialties like grasshoppers toasted in salt and chili, mole, and Oaxacan chocolate.
Its sea breeze will fill you as the last sun rays leave their essence on your skin; that is how you will feel in any of Huatulco’s nine bays. They are altogether called Bays National Park and they were declared a protected reserve. Each one displays natural beauty in its own way. Huatulco is an earthly paradise.
It has diverse activities like diving by its beautiful reefs, kayaking in its rapids and sport fishing. If you want something quieter, you can also take a horse ride while unset.In the world of cruising, gratuities and service charges are the apex controversy.
The nine Huatulco Bays stretch 20 miles along the coast: San Agustin, Chachacual, Cacaluta, Maguey, Organo, Santa Cruz, Chahue, Tangolunda and Conejos.
Wake up early and charter a private boat to splash in the crystalline waters of the Huatulco Bays. Enjoy the sunrise in paradise. Stop at one of the thirty-six unspoiled beaches and walk along the shore. Relax on the beach, take a dip in the water or snorkel in one of the most important coral reef systems of the Mexican Pacific.
Enjoy an authentic Mexican meal by the sea. Stop by one of the many restaurants serving a variety of moles, tasajos (dried beef), tlayudas (a kind of tortilla), fresh cheese or spicy chapulines (edible grasshoppers) – all of which can be enjoyed with a delicious mezcal.
Huatulco National Park was declared a Protected Natural Area in 1998 and boasts more than twenty-seven thousand acres. It is home to hundreds of species of plants and animals, both on land and in the sea.
Walk along the narrow wooded paths and listen the chirping of birds while you gaze at the gentle sea. Enjoy park's paths on foot, a horse, a bicycle, or an all-terrain vehicle. Charter a boat or yacht trip in one of the bays near the park. The local guides will help you to explore the park's surrounding areas.
Lean out from the La Entrega viewpoint. From here, you can see the synergy of this natural paradise and the diversity of its flora and fauna and, in the distance, you will be able to see the international dock of Bahía Santa Cruz.
WHERE TO STAY (Nigel's Recommendation)
Property Location Located in Huatulco, Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive is connected to the convention center, minutes from Huatulco Beach, and close to Zaachila Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Las Parotas Golf Club and Arena Beach.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 351 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and plasma televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Amenities Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a nightclub, a complimentary water park, and outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and an arcade/game room. Guests can get around on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 50 meters.
Dining This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort's 6 restaurants. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.
View of the beach from the restaurant balcony.
View of The Barcelo from the beach.
There are not many hotel's where you enjoy a view like this at meal times from the Barcelo's buffet restaurant.
The rooms are simple but perfeclty appointed. The usual, coffeee maker and refrigerator with complimentry beer, soft drinks and snacks.
The hotel has been thoughtfully designed with the authentic rustic Mexican architecture.