Discover What To Love About Huatulco

What To Do

Catholic Church in Huatulco

Catholic Church in Huatulco

Snorkeling or Scuba Diving

Crystal clear waters among the 9 bays give way to numerous coral reefs and diverse sea life.

Coffee Plantations

In the mountains of the Sierra Madre del Sur, experience what it takes to go from bean to brew. Learn about the history of coffee plantations in Oaxaca, as well as the work involved in sowing, harvesting, drying, and preparing beans for your morning cup of joe.

Chacahua National Park

45 minutes north-east of Huatulco, this national park is home to reptiles, birds, beaches, and fresh and salt water lagoons. Chacahua is also home to a sea turtle sanctuary that sees more than 150,000 sea turtles born each year.


Travelers looking for nightlife can find great entertainment within the resorts, or visit several bars and clubs in La Crucecita, Santa Cruz, and Tangolunda.

Huatulco Coast

Huatulco shoreline


A specialty of Huatulco is “empapelado,” which is fish that’s been foil-wrapped and then steamed or baked. Each chef adds his or her own unique spices and flavors. Most resorts in Huatulco are all-inclusive, which means you never have to leave your resort to find a great meal or try local specialties. Plus, it’s included in the cost of the trip.


The majority of shopping can be found in La Crucecita with most souvenirs being handicrafts made by locals. Some of the most popular items are wooden painted figurines called “alebrijes.” They can be found in many shops and markets, including El Museo de las Artesanias in La Crucecita and the Mercado de Artesanias in Santa Cruz.

Surfers in the Ocean

Waiting for the waves

What's Going On

Huatulco Organic Market — Year-round
Held the first and third Saturdays of each month in Santa Cruz, the market offers more than just local organic products. It’s an all-day event that includes bilingual yoga classes, a market tour in English, music, dance, children’s workshops, informative talks, and cooking demonstrations.