Santa María Huatulco

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Chahue Beach featuring a beach and tropical scenes
Scuba dive above coral reefs, sunbathe on one of the many beaches and peruse small Mexican pueblos in the traveler’s paradise of Huatulco.

Huatulco is a major travel destination on Mexico’s southern coast. It comprises dozens of picturesque beaches of different types and sizes along the Pacific Coast. The region is ideal for a holiday, whether you intend to scuba dive among coral reefs and colorful fish or enjoy local delicacies in charming oceanfront pueblos.

Drive or take a boat from Santa Cruz to La Entrega (The Surrender), one of the more isolated beaches in the Santa Cruz area of Huatulco. Sunbathe on soft sand while the kids play with buckets and shovels. Take a swim in the Pacific Ocean’s calm waters. Bring scuba equipment or rent snorkeling gear right at the beach to swim with fish around the colorful reef.

Break for lunch or dinner in one of the charming restaurants along the bay. Fresh oysters are a specialty remember to barter to get the best price. After the crowds thin in the late afternoon, stay for the sunset in quiet seclusion.

Make a visit to nearby Playa Chahué, which is surrounded by mossy cliffs and hills. Lie on the often deserted beach listening to waves crashing against the rocks. After your day of sunbathing, take an evening walk through the town of La Crucecita (The Small Cross). This charming area has a plaza, shops and traditional restaurants where you can buy homemade ice cream. Listen to typical Mexican music, such as folk and mariachi, as you sip a tropical drink of coconut water or mescal.

Spend a beach afternoon at the 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) long Playa San Agustín in the western Santa Cruz region. Dine along the beach at one of the small restaurants serving fresh seafood. Scuba dive in the calm waters or snorkel over the shallow reef.

Reach Huatulco from Mexico City by plane, bus or boat. Many visitors pair a trip to Huatulco with one to Oaxaca, 230 miles (370 kilometers) to the north. After a few days exploring the cobbled streets of the inland colonial city, take a welcome sunbathing break on Huatulco’s beaches.

Where to stay in Santa María Huatulco

Camino Real Zaashila
Camino Real Zaashila
4 out of 5
Blvd. Benito Juárez No. 5, Bahia de Tangolunda, Santa María Huatulco, OAX, 70989
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The price is $110 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$110
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Santa María Huatulco. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"It's a nice place, sadly they were rebuilding most of the installations when we arrive."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Camino Real Zaashila
Las Brisas Huatulco
Las Brisas Huatulco
4 out of 5
Bahia de Tanglounda Lote 1, Santa María Huatulco, OAX, 70989
The price is $162 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
$162
per night
Jan 3 - Jan 4
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Santa María Huatulco. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"I would stay here again. The property is beautiful and well maintained. It sits on 3 separate beaches, which is something to look for when booking in Huatulco. A lot of hotels don't have direct beach access. We were a group of 7 with varying ages from 9 to mid 40's and we felt Las Brisas was great ..."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Las Brisas Huatulco
Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive
Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Paseo Benito Juarez S/N, Bahía de Tangolunda, Santa María Huatulco, OAX, 70989
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $218 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$218
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Santa María Huatulco. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (938 reviews)
"Beautiful facilities loved it"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Palmas De Chahue
Palmas De Chahue
Zapoteco, 089, Santa María Huatulco, OAX, 70987
Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and private yards. Popular attractions Chahue Beach and Marina Chahue are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for PALMAS ...
Palmas De Chahue
Rooms Huatulco
Rooms Huatulco
3 out of 5
Monte Alban Este, Santa María Huatulco, OAX, 70989
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Santa María Huatulco. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace, and a garden. Popular attractions Marina Chahue and Mercado Tres de Mayo are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"I like that the place is very clean. I like that it’s not noisy inside and outside. I didn’t like that the tv didn’t have local channels and also the swimming pool is nice but kind of small."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Rooms Huatulco
Celeste Beach Residences Huatulco Curamoria Collection
Celeste Beach Residences Huatulco Curamoria Collection
5 out of 5
Lote 1, Manzana 12, Residencial Conejos, Santa María Huatulco, OAX, 70989
Stay at this 5-star luxury condo in Santa María Huatulco. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (33 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with spacious rooms. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy some quality time with your family, Celeste is perfect. Staff is very friendly, they are great at providing whatever you need and the property is very clean. It has a private beach so no crowds and a nice swimming ..."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Celeste Beach Residences Huatulco Curamoria Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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