Hidden away from Mexico's mainstream resort destinations lies the undiscovered beaches and pristine wilderness of Huatulco (pronounced "Whatulco"). Located south of Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast, Huatulco offers the visitor twenty-two miles of uncrowded, ivory sand beaches surrounded by the crystalline waters of nine successive bays.
In addition, the natural beauty of Huatulco's elegant coastline is surrounded by lush, jungle covered hills. Nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts will be delighted to explore El Botazoo, Huatulco's 50,000 acre biological reserve. About 100 km north is Angel, a small fishing village with great beaches, where local fishermen arrive with their daily catch.
The secret coves and hidden lagoons of all nine bays are teeming with marine life and brilliant color, both above and below the water. For those looking to experience a luxury resort vacation without the crowds, Huatulco is definitely a prize when found.
A popular guided trip is to Finca de Pacifico, a coffee plantation in the nearby hills (1,500 meter elevation). Shiny red coffee beans grow on bushes, shaded by mango and papaya trees. Organic farming only produces a quality coffee.
Hiking in the hills is a great way to discover the area, where quaint villages and exotic wildlife compliment the natural beauty of the landscape. Sunny and gorgeous year-round, Huatulco offers ideal conditions for playing golf (there is one 18 hole golf course) or tennis, as well as for a variety of watersports.
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