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Huatulco Eco Tourism Travel

Huatulco Mexico Eco-tourism

Huatulco Mexico is located in the state of Oaxaca on the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean approximately 500km south of Acapulco, Guerrero. Huatulco is divided into four main districts.

Tangolunda is the area where the upscale resorts are located; Santa Cruz is a small town with the main marina and Santa Cruz beach; La Crucecita, is another small town just inland from the beach area that provides support services to the resort, and Chahué is an area between Santa Cruz and Tangolunda.

The Bays of Huatulco, are actually made up of a series of nine bays and numerous small coves stretching along 26 kilometers of jagged coastline, including 36 white sandy beaches. The most centrally located bay is Bahía de Santa Cruz, which is just south La Crucecita. It is also the center of commercial and tourist activities, with a large pier where yachts and cruise ships dock.

Many resort offerings are found here such as hotels, craft shops, discoteques, bars, restaurants, excursion agencies, sailboat excursions as well as scuba diving, snorkeling and jet skis for rent. The Capilla de Santa Cruz is where many weddings and baptisms are celebrated next to the sea. Playa Santa Cruz, is the best known of the beaches here. It is 250 meters long, with soft white sand and turquoise blue water.