Calm waves and lush vegetation describe the nine Huatulco Bays.
Mexicans love a good beach, and these are beautiful, with green mountains as background color, golden sand under your toes, and colorful sunrises.
There are 36 beaches here, which gives travelers many options to try, from water sports like kayaking or sailing, to scuba diving through the coral reefs, or even just enjoying a mezcal under the sun.
For a worry-free experience, Huatulco has huge resorts in Tangolunda Bay, most of them all-inclusive, that take care of every single detail. The beaches are great, but being in Oaxaca there’s so much to explore to connect with its rich culture.
One option is the Museum of Oaxacan Handicrafts, which is considered a cultural museum. Since there are no items on display, members of local communities are there to explain their traditions and even show people how pieces of plants are woven together or how their mole is made (yes, you get to taste it).
Here you can admire and also shop authentic crafts, like rugs with traditional Zapotec techniques and motifs, black clay pottery, clothes with colorful embroideries, or wooden Alebrijes.
And for outdoor lovers, the Huatulco National Park is the protected area surrounding the bays that mixes the tropical forest and the marine world. It’s the perfect place for passionate hikers who want to discover waterfalls, ancient ceremonial centers, and wild animals.