Made up of nine bays with 36 beaches and stretchin 22 miles along the coastline between the Coyula and Copalito rivers, Las Bahias de Huatulco (the Huatulco Bays) or simply Huatulco (“wah-tool-ko”), is located to the south of Oaxaca’s state, and about 270 miles southeast of Acapulco on Mexico’s Pacific coastline. Best known for its isolated and beautiful bays that rest against a backdrop of the Sierra Madre del Sur, the area is a mix of rocky hills and lush tropical jungle and is also divided into four regions. The Tangolunda region is where the high-end resorts are; Santa Cruz has a cruise ship port, marina, shops, and restaurants; the La Crucecita region provides a true Mexican ambiance and the greatest number of nightspots; and the 4th and last region is nestled between Santa Cruz and Tangolunda, the Chahue. Its biodiversity and pristine landscapes make Huatulco a favorite destination for nature lovers. Live as the locals do by booking your accommodations with Owner Direct. Choose from different types of vacation rentals that will suit your vacation needs and wants.
All the vacation rentals have a great location as they are either near the beaches or the town is close by via public transportation or taxis. Though, when it’s time to rest or stay-in with family and friends, your home away from home will make your Huatulco trip memorable.
These Huatulco lodging can accommodate 4 people and more. Have your siesta on the comfortable bed or head out to the private lanai with a hammock. Spend time alone or with loved ones in the living room complete with comfortable furniture, flat screen TV, DVD player, and DVD library. Stay connected online or check your emails with the WiFi. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and basics for ease of cooking. Outside you can find perhaps a terrace, pool, or a large deck. Other amenities can include parking, washer, and dryer, and if you’ve decided to stay in a condo rental in a hotel or complex, you’ll have the amenities of the resort and of a home, including room service, and golf cart for transportation to and from the beach and pool.
As a whole, Huatulco offers a wide array of activities. You can shop for jewelry and souvenirs in La Crucecita or take a boat tour of Huatulco’s bays. Play golf at 18-hole Tangolunda golf course or visit the Hagia Sofia - a beautiful ecological retreat located about 45 mins. away from the downtown area of Huatulco. Tour the Parque Eco-Arqueologico Copalita or take a day tour to a coffee plantation, where you can learn about its production. You can find some walls ideal for rappelling and rock climbing in places like the Copalita Waterfall River and Punta Celeste in the Batazoo Park. Yet, the real charm of Huatulco is its natural reserve, beaches, and small bays that remained untouched and are absolutely breathtaking.
A visit to Huatulco offers an excellent opportunity to sample the Oaxacan cuisine, as well as Mexican seafood specialties. There are numerous beachfront palapas where you can enjoy fresh seafood. Some favorite restaurants include El Sabor de Oaxaca, Azul Profundo, and L’Echalote in Bahia Chahue. For drinks, Huatulco may not be as developed as its closest neighbor, Acapulco, but nightlife is still available for those looking to party, drink, and dance until the sun comes up. There are local, national, and international selections for late night entertainment all over Huatulco. Some of the most known are La Papaya - the trendiest nightclub in town, and La Crema - an exotic restaurant-bar in La Crucecita.
There are generally two main gateways to the Huatulco International Airport (HUX): through Houston from the US/Canada and Mexico City. The other way is through direct charter flights. After flying in, the taxi has to be the easiest and most cost-effective way to get around. There are so many of them that you don’t have to go to a taxi stand/lane, just stand at the side of the road and wave for one.
October through February are the driest, sunniest, and most pleasant months to visit Huatulco. Avoid the rainy season from June through September.
For more information in and around Huatulco, head to our Huatulco Travel Guide!