Huatulco (Wa-Tool-Coh), formally Bahías de Huatulco, centered on the town of La Crucecita, is a tourist development in Mexico. It is located on the Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
The spectacular resort town of Huatulco is located in the south of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico where the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. Bahias de Huatulco (Bays of Huatulco) are known and loved for it’s nine bays and 36 beaches, opening up a world of beauty in nature to explore.
The four main parts of Huatulco are Tangolunda, the area where the upscale resorts are located, Santa Cruz, a quaint area with a marina and the stopping point for cruise ships, La Crucecita, another small town just inland from the beach area having a more genuine Mexican ambiance, and Chahue, an area between Santa Cruz and Tangolunda.
The Bahias de Huatulco is 29,368 acres, making it one of the largest and most diverse ecosystems in Mexico with 128 endangered species and several bays. Now a national park, it encompasses both land and water zones, which include large swaths of untouched beaches.
In the 1980’s, Fonatur (Fondo Nactional de Turismo) acquired land in Huatulco to develop a tourism center and improve the roadways and infrastructure while ensuring the area remained ecologically friendly. In 2006, Huatulco was awarded the Green Globe International Certification as a sustainable tourist area. It was the first sustainable tourist community in the Americas and the third worldwide to receive this prestigious award due to its development programs for a culture environmentally-friendly to conserve its natural resources.
Take a daily boat excursion to snorkel, dive or fish while discovering the undeveloped stretches of pure white sand and isolated coves. Visit the local markets for fresh produce or do some river rafting, rappelling and hiking in the jungle trails. Enjoy the nearby waterfalls or take in an archaeological site. Huatulco has so much ecotourism to explore.
Untouched golden sand beaches, tropical landscapes and a relaxing lifestyle make for an ideal life in Huatulco. Enjoy the best of both worlds with unspoiled nature, a laid-back attitude and authentic Mexican culture coupled with modern roadways, amenities and facilities. Create the life you deserve in Huatulco!