Huatulco Tourism

Bahias de Huatulco

The Bahias de Huatulco, Bahia meaning Bay in Spanish, is divided into four specific districts. Tangolunda is the area where the large fashionable resorts are located.

Tangolunda Huatulco

Then there’s Santa Cruz, which is a quaint town with the main marina and the world renowned Santa Cruz beach. Finally there’s the crowning jewel town of La Crucecita, which is a small township just inland from the beach area which provides tourism services to the area, and the Chahue vecinity between Santa Cruz and Tangolunda.

The Bahias de Huatulco, (Bays of Huatulco) are actually made up of a sequence of nine bays and numerous small coves stretching along 26 kilometers of jagged coastline, including 36 white sandy beaches. The most popular bay is Bahía de Santa Cruz, which is just south of the town of La Crucecita. It is also the areas epicenter of commercial and tourist activities, with a big pier where cruise ships from around the world dock. Many tourist focused businesses can be found here such as; hotels, craft shops, discothèques, bars, restaurants, excursion agencies, sailboat excursions as well as scuba diving, snorkeling and jet skis for rent. Many weddings and baptisms are celebrated on the beach and coastal area called the Capilla de Santa Cruz. Playa Santa Cruz, is the best known of the beaches and can get quite busy at times.

Santa Cruz beach Huatulco

Playa Santa Cruz is 250 meters long, with soft white sand, turquoise blue water and a myriad of services to suit all tastes.