The new resort of Huatulco (wah-tool-co) is situated about 270 miles southeast of Acapulco on Mexico’s pacific coastline. Huatulco is a new resort area and is set to become one of Mexico’s key beach attractions. Scattered across 20 miles of ideal Pacific coastline in the state of Oaxaca, the resorts are set in nine bays. The principal bays are Bahia de Santa Cruz, Bahia Chahue, and Bahia Tangolunda.
The resort has golf courses, horse stables, tennis courts, marinas, trendy restaurants and much, much more. Near the city centre there is an ecological park, Rufino Tamayo.
Close to Huatulco there are two other resort towns, Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido. These quiet towns have lovely beaches and are well known in the world of surfing, Puerto Escondido hosts a major international surfing competition every year.
Huatulco is hot and humid all year-round. The rainy season is from May to October, raining mainly in the late afternoon, leaving the evenings dry and cooler. September has the heaviest rain and the highest level of humidity.
Huatulco’s cuisine is the cuisine of Oaxaca, which tends to be exotic and very tasty. Popular dishes are mole, jerk beef enchiladas served with chilaquiles, wild boar and seafood.
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
Huatulco’s Bay is ecologically unique with fascinating flora and fauna. Trees found here include tepguaje, cazarate, poppy, figus mecianos, colorin, mango, gallery woods and mangrove swamps. The local fauna includes, country rats, mice, tlacoaches, armadillos, rabbits, squirrels and white-tail deer
Ecological tours come in various forms, including bike tours, horseback tours and guided river-rafting tours.
Huatulco offers a wide variety of water sports, including jet-skiing, water-skiing, wind-surfing, parasailing and kayaking.
The waters off Huatulco are swarming with game fish.
Huatulco’s nine bays have fantastic diving and snorkelling sites. In Santa Cruz and San Agustin Bays there are several wrecks you can dive on, as well as reefs with an abundance of fish and eels.
Take a guided tour of the area surrounding Huatulco which is covered by thousands of square miles of tropical rain forest.
The Aromatic Region
About 45kms from Huatulco is an area known as the Aromatic Region. This is where Mexico’s ‘pluma’ coffee is produced. Legend has it that the first plants were brought in by an English pirate. The area was later developed by German immigrants who abandoned their farms during the Second World War. After the Germans left, the farms were taken over by locals and developed into the small villages that you see today.
There are several interesting towns near Huatulco, the most popular being the beach towns Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido.
Puerto Escondido is about 50 miles up the coast, with quiet beaches which offer some of the best surfing in the world.
Puerto Angel also has excellent beaches and waves, as well as a University for Marine Biology.
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