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The Area

The Kind Of Place Where Dreams Are Made

The Bays of Huatulco (wa-TOOL-co) include 9 bays and 35 pristine beaches. We believe that it is the most beautiful spot on the Pacific coast, mainly because of the many unspoiled beaches that stretch along the 18 miles of jagged coastline.

 

This is where the Sierra Madre del Sur meets the Pacific Ocean, and you are unlikely to find more dramatic vistas anywhere. In 1998, a portion of the area was set aside as a national park. 

 

Over 6000 hectares of forest are preserved for birds and wildlife, plus over 5000 hectares of ocean for marine life. The park includes the bays of San Augustin, Chachacual, Cacaluta, Maguey, El Organo, and much of it is only reachable by boat.

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Each Bay Has Its Own Unique Character.

Some have several beaches which form little pockets nestled into the towering cliffs, others are wide open to the surf, and still others have coral reefs with crystalline water and numerous species of tropical fish. It is possible to see giant sea turtles, pods of dolphins, jumping manta ray and whales.

 

Huatulco is an especially important area for migratory birds, and we have had various experienced birders tell us that they have added first sightings to their list without even leaving the Agua Azul la Villa property.

 

Eighty percent of all birds in Mexico pass through here on their way to and from South America. This is their last resting point before making the long trek across the Isthmus of Tejuantepec, so they stay for an extended period. Like many of the guests at Agua Azul, these migratory birds understand that Huatulco is the perfect spot for a well-deserved R&R.

 

In addition to the spectacular natural beauty, Huatulco has an exceptional level of infrastructure. Wide palm-lined streets that are paved and well lit make getting around easy and safe.

 

Those who are adventurous enough to stray away from the large hotels will be well rewarded. Huatulco has a wide assortment of wonderful restaurants in a broad range of price levels, offering a variety of cuisines from Mexican to international and fusion styles.

Location & Map

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Huatulco is located on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Oaxaca. It is a pristine eco-resort with 9 bays and 36 beaches, several of which are perfect for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving.

Latitude 15.76, Longitude -96.26, Altitude 143 meters.

Getting around Huatulco is easy as the streets are all paved and well lit at night.

  • Taxis are inexpensive and readily available (most trips will be about $3.USD)

  • Car rentals are Hertz Budget and EuropCar (Agua Azul la Villa has parking for several cars).

 
 

Activities In The Area

Huatulco is one of Mexico’s most exciting coastal ecotourism destinations and a great choice for those seeking adventure in between beach relaxation. 

There are a ton of unique and adventurous outdoor Huatulco activities to fill your days during your visit. 

Water Sports

  • Swimming

  • Scuba Diving

  • Snorkeling

  • Deep Sea Fishing

  • White Water Rafting

  • Ocean Kayak

  • Jet Ski

  • Surfing

Other Activities

  • Golf

  • Tennis

  • Horseback Riding

  • Rock Climbing

  • Rappelling

  • Bird Watching

Tours

  • Turtle Sanctuary

  • Boat Tours of Bays

  • Eco Tours

  • Waterfall Tours

  • Coffee Plantation Tours

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Getting Here

From the U.S. and Canada, you can take a direct flight to Huatulco during winter months from several U.S. and Canadian cities. Otherwise, convenient connecting flights run mainly through Mexico City (MEX) to Huatulco (HUX).

 

By flying into Mexico City, you can take one of many daily flights to Huatulco. Some flight options are listed below.

Flights and availability change often. Please  check directly with the airlines before planning your trip.

Direct Flights to Huatulco  (Dec 2021)

  • American Airlines (AeroMexico) offers direct flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Huatulco twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

  • Volaris flies direct from Chicago on Saturdays.

  • Volaris flies direct from San Diego via CBX border crossing a few times a week.

  • Air Canada flies direct from Toronto on Saturdays.

  • WestJet offers nonstop flights from Vancouver on Sundays, from Edmonton on Thursdays, from Calgary on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and from Toronto on Saturdays.

Connecting Flights to Huatulco (Dec 2021)

  • Aeromexico offers daily flights from Mexico City into Huatulco. Aeromexico flies direct to Mexico City from  many cities. Aeromexico partners with Delta.

  • VivaAerobus flies directly from Mexico City to Huatulco.

  • Direct flights from the States to Mexico City from Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Antonio and San Diego via CBX (Cross Border Express).

  • Volaris flies to several U.S. cities from Mexico City and directly to Huatulco from Chicago. From Mexico City, Volaris serves Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland and San Diego via CBX.

  • Aeromar flies direct to Puerto Escondido from Mexico City.

  • Magnicharters flies to Huatulco from Mexico City.

Fly to Huatulco from Oaxaca City (Dec 2021)

  • Aerotoucan flies daily to both Huatulco and Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca.

Busses & Direct flights within Mexico to Huatulco (Dec 2021)

  • Vivaaerobus has a direct flight from Queretaro and Monterrey to Huatulco.

 

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Taxis

Airport taxis are available, or you can walk approximately 150 meters out of either airport to the main highway and take a local taxi.

Rental Cars

Cars rentals can be arranged at the Huatulco airport from Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Los Tres Reyes. 

Rental cars are pricey; however, taxis are very affordable and abundant in Huatulco. 

 

Driving

Driving is a beautiful option, and any GPS will get you here easily. Just be aware that your scenic drive will include long winding roads no matter which direction you’re coming from or which route you take into Huatulco.

 

Don’t be misled by the road signs that point out the distance to Huatulco as the winding roads add significant time to the otherwise short distance.

 
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