Welcome to Huatulco, Mexico where visitors can discover exotic forest reserves, tour the land’s nine magnificent bays, experience Mexican culture and enjoy magical land and sea excursions. Formally known as ‘Bahias de Huatulco’ which translates to ‘Bays of Huatulco’, this destination relies on the beautiful nine bays for the majority of its travel and tourism appeal.
Just over 21 years ago, Huatulco was made up of approximately 34,000 hectares of untouched land, sparkling turquoise waters and sun-kissed shores. The luxury Mexican destination of Huatulco lies on the Pacific Coast in the state of Oaxaca. The bays themselves occupy 25 miles of land just east of Puerto Angel, Oaxaca. Pronounced ‘wah-tool-co’, this destination was first a historic fishing village that was home to only a small group of people. In the 16th century, Huatulco was known as the most significant Pacific port that was held under a historic Zapotec settlement.
Over time, Huatulco developed into a desired lavish resort destination with its unique history and temperatures that average at 28 Celsius throughout the year. To this day, travelers continue to come from around the world to take in the sights of the nine glorious bays, as well as to see picturesque views of its pristine beaches and blue-green waters. Many of the bays are still undeveloped and tourists must find access to these unspoiled areas by boat. The most popular marina where tourists can find access to the bays is located in the town of Santa Cruz, Huatulco. Now stated as a national wildlife preserve, visitors to Huatulco are asked to abide by the eco-friendly laws and value the land’s importance just as the locals do.
Today, Hutaulco has a wide array of beachfront accommodation options, from boutique hotels and villas to luxury world-class resorts. There are also a variety of boutique shops, traditional Mexican cafes and other authentic Mexican-style establishments to discover. Tour enthusiasts can be sure to find the adventures they are looking for, whether they seek a boat, city or historical tour. There are many options for sports lovers such as sports’ fishing tours and white water rafting, and a day of golf at Tangolunda Golf Course seems to be extremely popular with tourists. Be sure not to miss out on popular adrenaline-pumping activities in Huatulco, such as exotic hiking excursions, ATV jungle tours, horseback riding and ecological adventures. Whatever you are dreaming of doing in Huatulco, you can be rest assured that you will find an exciting escapade everywhere you turn. There isn’t time for boredom in the beautiful Mexican destination of Huatulco, only valuable time for creating new memories with those you most care about.