Mexico offers other fabulous beaches, less known to most people and yet to be discovered. The most pristine ones are found in Huatulco, a paradise of the south coast of the Mexican Pacific Ocean in the state of Oaxaca.
It covers 35 kilometers of coastline, along which extend nine beautiful bays: San Agustín, Chachacual, Maguey, El Organo, Santa Cruz, Chahué, Tangolunda, Conejos and Cacaluta. In 2005, Huatulco became the first community of sustainable tourism in America and the third worldwide. In this area you will find the Huatulco National Park, a protected natural area since 1998, with hundreds of rare species.
The calm water, crystal clear and warm, is suitable for a relaxing holiday. All you have to do is choose among the 36 beaches, each being more beautiful than the other. The bays of Huatulco are a combination of inlets, coves and coral reefs that offer divers an unforgettable experience and the waves are great for surfers too!
There are plenty of activities provided by Viator, like the tour of the jungle on ATVs, so you’ll find plenty of exciting thing to do. Even those who love idleness will surely be impressed.
In the bay of Santa Cruz there are the beautiful beaches of La Entrega, Yerbabuena and Punta Santa Cruz. Tangolunda Bay (which in the local dialect means ‘beautiful woman’) is one of the most beautiful in the area and this is where you’ll find most of the hotels and private residences, as well as the best resorts in Huatulco.
At Chahué, in addition to the beautiful blue water of the three beaches in La Esperanza, Tejón and Chahué, you can find La Crucecita. It’s a typical Mexican town with a main square, church, craft shops and regional products. Cacaluta, however, is distinguished by its exuberant vegetation that forms the boundary with the ecological reserve.
It’s the perfect place to rest thanks to its cool breeze. The beauty of the landscape is completely untouched and an abundance of flora and fauna complements its charm. The Conejos Bay (‘rabbit’) offers quiet beaches with calm and transparent waters, ideal for diving, fishing and swimming.
Maguey has a wide beach. This bay offers the tourists peaceful and calm waves and is ideal for practicing snorkeling. At El Organo there are beautiful sandy beaches. But the biggest beach in Huatulco is the one in San Agustin, across the island of San Agustin, from which it takes its name. It’s the ideal place for diving thanks to the wonderful coral reef.
Considered a natural reserve, Chachacual is equally beautiful. It’s one of the places preferred by Golfina turtles to lay their eggs every year. Huatulco has an international airport, but the fastest way to get there is to fly to Mexico City and take a domestic flight.
Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.