Located on the Coast in the state of Oaxaca at the edge of the Sierra Madre mountains, Huatulco spans 20 miles of Mexico’s Pacific coastline. Boasting 9 beautiful bays and 33 breathtaking beaches it is the ideal place to enjoy the laid back coastal lifestyle and all the activities and adventures that accompany it!
A bit of Huatulco’s history: it is said that under Spanish rule pirates ransacked Huatulco, but that they didn’t succeed in stealing its beauty. The Pacific Ocean laps the shores of Huatulco’s 36 stunning beaches, spread across nine bays boasting warm waters and golden sands. This area was a successful commercial port and favorite haunt of pirates and Elizabethan navigators such as Sir Francis Drake in 1578 and Sir Thomas Cavendish in 1587. In January 1832, during the War of independence, the Mexican Picaluga brothers betrayed the revolutionary insurgent Vicente Guerrero on the coast of Huatulco and handed him over to a firing squad – the beach where this is said to have taken place is known as “La Entrega” (“the handover”).
Located on the coast of the state of Oaxaca at the edge of the Sierra Madre mountains, Huatulco spans 20 miles of Mexico’s Pacific coastline, between the
Coyula and Copalita rivers. Huatulco is just 140 miles from the city of Oaxaca
–though you’ll have to cross a winding mountain range to get there–
and a 50 minute flight from Mexico City. In the 1980s, the government tourism development agency (Fonatur) began planning the area’s main resort, and
in 1988 the Bahias de Huatulco (bays of Huatulco) National Park was declared a protected reserve with a world-class tourism infrastructure of luxury hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, discos, and golf courses and a small urban zone called La Crucecita.