A Break Down Of All The Beaches In The Area
Huatulco is notorious for its nine bays and 36 beaches. This post will give you details on each of the nine bays and a few notable beaches. Helping you make an educated decision on which bays and beaches you want to add to your ‘must-see’ list for your time in Huatulco.
This is a highly developed beach with a ton of beachfront restaurants and shops. Great if you want to combine a beach day with dinner out.
Chachacual and La India
These two beaches are located in the same bay and offer a great place to snorkel thanks to the surrounding reefs.
This is an amazing beach, it’s huge and currently has no development on it.This beach was made famous by the award winning movie “Y Tu Mama Tambien”. Truly breath taking.
Located off Santa Cruz Bay this beach is rather busy. One of the nicer features here is that the water slopes in gradually where as many other beaches have drop-offs. Maguey Bay is a great place for families to swim and snorkel before grabbing a bite to eat at Ay Caray.
This beach is truly remote and can only be accessed by water – whether by boat or jet ski. Know mainly for the “faces in the rocks” which is a natural phenomenon where the protruding rocks formed to look like faces.
This nice beach is rather busy, especially during cruising season as there is a cruise ship port here. Santa Cruz offers a beach club – Club de Playa Santa Cruz – as well as many restaurants and entertainment.
This is where the majority of the resorts in the area are located, meaning you can’t access the beach through their property unless you purchase a day-pass. If you want to visit this bay you must use the public entrance located off the main road. The beach itself is considered public so long as you are on the sand. There is a beach club – Camino Real – in Tangolunda Bay for you to use if you choose.
This is the beach where the luxe resort Secrets is being built. Offering a gorgeous, expansive beach, with aggressive surf not suitable for children or weak swimmers.
Where the time share Celeste is being built. This is one of the nicest beaches in the entire area. Because it’s a protected cove, Tejoncito offers calm waters and a remote feel.
This is an expansive beach that has yet to have any development. This beach is not accessible by car and requires a short walk along a dirt path in order to get there.
This is definitely a surf beach, in fact it’s often where locals come to ride some waves. With everything from mud baths to massages, this beach has it all – acting as the end location for both La Copalita River as well as the rafting tour. If you choose to come to this beach, be sure to check out Finca de Vaqueros as well as the Artisan market.