Santa María Huatulco is a town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, located in the Sierra Sur of the same; founded on January 8, 1539, although there are indications and testimonies that maybe it was before, around 1522, by Pedro de Alvarado and currently has a population of 7.409 inhabitants.
It is the seat of the municipality of the same name and in whose territory is the tourist destination known as Bahías de Huatulco, a favorite by many tourists for the incredible activities you can do there.
The way to get there is not short, however, you can decide whether to take a flight or take the road, both from Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the state of Oaxaca. If you decide to go by car, it is advisable to take extreme precautions, because the road usually has – for the most part – sharp and deceptive curves, hence the journey is approximately between 6 to 7 hours of walk. On the other hand, if you decide to go by air, it is better to take as departure point Mexico City, there are multiple airlines of different and accessible prices because although there are direct flights from Oaxaca to Huatulco, The hours and days are reduced and the prices are high, so it is more convenient to leave from the capital of the Mexican Republic.
Once you arrive, put on sunscreen and dare to live more than one adventure.
The purpose of this blog is to list 7 must-see activities you can’t miss in this paradise.
Huatulco is waiting for you!
1. Discover the Huatulco National Park
Something you should not miss in Huatulco, Oaxaca is to admire one of the most surprising scenarios in the country. This park is one of the best-preserved protected natural areas in our country. It is a fusion of ecosystems: dry tropical forests or “dry forests” and coral reefs. The Huatulco Bay Reef Complex is one of the most important coral systems in the Mexican Pacific.
2. Relax at a beach club in Huatulco, Oaxaca
After a long walk, the Tangolunda Beach Club is an excellent option among the different things to do in Huatulco, Oaxaca. Its prices of showers, toilets, and camping area are very accessible. You can lie down for a couple of hours in the sand, order a refreshing drink or a conctél and enjoy the relaxing sound of the sea.
3. Go to Playa El Violin at Huatulco, Oaxaca
Among the many things to do in Huatulco, Oaxaca it is basic that you see its stunning sunsets; the view that dominates a beautiful part of the Pacific topped by the rocks and waves of El Violin beach at Huatulco, Oaxaca. You can stay in Las Palmas Villas & Casitas, and enjoy its infinity pool and jacuzzi. It has three villas and five cottages with a kitchenette. In the center, a huge palapa is the meeting point for the barbecue, games, the bar, and long hours of talking and eating.
4. Surf among the wonders of the sea in Huatulco, Oaxaca!
Perhaps the bays of Huatulco, Oaxaca have the ideal waters for you to start experiencing the exciting world of surfing. Come to the instructors of Aventura Mundo who will give you a theoretical introduction so that you become familiar with the techniques of this sport. Once you take this class, it will be time to choose the best beach in Huatulco to practice everything you have learned. If you want to do a quieter activity, we recommend paddleboarding, the Adventure World instructors will be willing to teach you this fun sport too.
5. Jet Ski through the bays
Conquer the waters of Huatulco, Oaxaca with a tour of the bays aboard a Jet Ski. This tour promises adventure and a lot of adrenaline rush. For three hours you will visit beautiful unspoiled beaches, snorkel, and swim on a very quiet beach. After so much adventure, you will enjoy a meal on the beach and relax in front of the sea.
6. Mezcales tasting in La Crucecita
The heart of the Bays of Huatulco is in La Crucecita. Everything happens there. Right in front of the square is Casa Chahue, a store of various Oaxacan products where the tradition is to go “through your taste”, which is nothing other than to taste mezcal in the privacy of the back room. Start with a Special Reserve, white and aperture. Take into account that when it is served, some pearls are made; if you do not see them, it is not of good quality.
7. Discover how wool is painted at the Beel Guiée Craft Textile Centre
In the town of Arroyo González, the Beel Guiée Artisan Textile Centre was recently inaugurated. José Luis Vicente Mendoza and his family have made the effort to assemble small work cores so that the visitor can appreciate the tradition of natural dyeing of wool with which they make elaborate doilies on the waist loom.
Huatulco is seasoned by many tourists a paradise in the full extent of the word, marvel at its people, its food, its beaches, and culture.
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