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La Crucecita: Private Yacht Cruise in Huatulco with Drinks

1. La Crucecita: Private Yacht Cruise in Huatulco with Drinks

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in La Crucecita and heads to Huatulco. Hop onboard your private yacht then set sail onto the glistening coast, watching out for dolphins along the way and soaking up epic sea views. Cruise by the area’s many white sandy beaches and beautiful bays, including Santa Cruz, Organo, Maguey, Cacaluta, and Chachacual. Sunbathe on deck and sip on a refreshing beer, or cool off with a swim in the sea and go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life.  There’s also time to stop at a bay of your choice for a stroll along the shore. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the many seafood restaurants, and get a taste of traditional cuisine. At the end of an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to your hotel.

Huatulco Bay: Bahías Boat Tour & Snorkeling Experience

2. Huatulco Bay: Bahías Boat Tour & Snorkeling Experience

Begin your magical tour with pick-up from the lobby of your hotel in Huatulco Bay. Set off for the main bay at Santa Cruz and board the boat in the dock which will host all the fun. On the journey, be delighted with the views of the sea, vegetation, sand, color, and stillness of the waters. Arrive at Chachacual Bay, which an underwater park which belongs to the Huatulco National Park Protected Natural Area. Stop here to practice your snorkeling and get to know the coral reef and marine species. After this, continue the boat tour and admire the beautiful panoramic views. Witness natural formations such as the Bufadero stone face known as the Mixteco Face and an island shaped like a turtle. Then, the captain will take the boat out to sea so you can keep your eyes peeled for other marine species such as dolphin, manta ray, and different species of turtles and birds. Later, move to Maguey Bay to go down once more, swim and enjoy a delicious meal based on seafood. Enjoy the specialties such as fish to size, stuffed pineapple, shrimps, lobster with butter, among others. The approximate stay time to enjoy this beach is 2 hours before starting the return trip. To end this great experience, return to the boat to take some pictures. Continue relaxing with the sea breeze until you reach the Santa Cruz dock, where the units will be waiting to transfer you to your respective hotels.

Huatulco City Tour

3. Huatulco City Tour

The tour begins with a visit to the viewpoint La Bocana where you can meet and admire this beautiful open sea beach. Then visit the main viewpoints of the destination with a sea view to take some good pictures. After taking in the beauty of the Huatulco viewpoints, visit the little town of La Crucecita where you can enjoy the main square. This is a magical place that in the afternoon is filled with artisans and music where you can discover the beauty and history of the Church of the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose importance comes from the painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the largest in the world, captured on its roof by the Mexican artist José del Siglo. Don’t miss a visit to the best Oaxacan dishes like Oaxaca cheese, grasshoppers, chocolate, mole, and sample mezcal with salt from the maguey worm. Meet the artisans of the pre-Hispanic looms, where artistic hands come together with Oaxacan creativity to create elaborate garments and multicolored mats.

Huatulco: Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Tour

4. Huatulco: Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Tour

Leave the beach in Huatulco behind for a day and head into the mountains of Oaxaca. On this 7.5-hour tour you’ll enjoy a drive to a finca known as La Gloria. Take a tour of the facilities and learn about the entire process of coffee cultivation – which transforms the beans into the delicious drink you know so well. Continue your adventure with a refreshing dip at the Llano Grande waterfalls – a magical place with crystal-clear waters. For the grand finale, enjoy a delicious traditional Oaxacan meal.

Huatulco: Crocodile & Turtle Ecotour

5. Huatulco: Crocodile & Turtle Ecotour

Visit the community of Ventanilla, a protected Natural Reserve where you'll enjoy a 15-minute nature walking tour. Then board a panga boat driven by a local skipper to see the different types of mangroves in the region and observe different species of reptiles, including crocodiles, and birds. Next head to Mazunte. The town's name is derived from the large blue crab that was abundant in the area a few years ago. Finally enjoy some time at Zipolite beach, an open sea beach where you'll have approximately 30 minutes to explore and take pictures, before you head to the little port Puerto Angel and the clear water of the Estacahuite beach tho have a swim and a fresh seafood brunch. At the end of the tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

Visit the Bays of Huatulco by Boat

6. Visit the Bays of Huatulco by Boat

The best way to get to know the beauty of Huatulco is to tour its bays by boat. Get panoramic views of the bays of Santa Cruz, Organo, Maguey, Cacaluta, and Chachacual, and stop at 1 of them to snorkel and look for fish and other marine life. During your stop at 1 of Huatulco's beautiful bays, you'll get time to swim and snorkel amongst beautiful reefs or, if sunbathing is your plan, relax on the beach on your own towel or lounge chair (lounge chairs are not included). Enjoy the passing panoramic views throughout the cruise, and end your day at the Bay of Maguey to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch. Afterward, relax or take a swim before returning to your hotel.

From La Crucecita: Private Huatulco 5 Bays Boat Trip

7. From La Crucecita: Private Huatulco 5 Bays Boat Trip

Discover the paradise beaches of Huatulco on a private boat trip. Cruise to five of the nine bays that make up this beautiful stretch of coastline. Stop to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe whenever you like. Get picked up at your hotel in La Crucecita and head to the port to meet your captain. Keep a look out for dolphins as you sail towards the first beach. Admire the scenery of white sands and crystal clear waters. With this private experience you can choose how long to spend at each spot. Walk along the seashore, relax on the sand, and dive beneath the waves. Go snorkeling to discover the underwater world of corals and colorful fish. Water and soft drinks are included on board the boat. There are plenty of restaurants close to the beach where you can try a variety of delicious dishes, at your own expense. At the end of the trip, get dropped off back at your hotel.

From Puerto Escondido: Huatulco 7 Bays Tour

8. From Puerto Escondido: Huatulco 7 Bays Tour

Start the adventure with pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Puerto Escondido. Travel to Huatulco, and as you drive, be amazed by vibrant small towns that line the side of the road on the Oaxacan Coast. Begin your tour of the 7 bays at Santa Cruz Bay, where you will board a boat. Set off to explore all 7 of the bays as you admire the beautiful landscapes, the 'bufadero', and the lighthouse. Pass by Chahue Bay, La Entrega Bay, and Cacaluta Bay which is the filming location for several notable Mexican movies. Fall in love with El Organo Bay, where the natural scenery will leave you speechless. After this, marvel at the virgin sandy beach at the Chachacual National Park. Here, explore the reef with a snorkel or simply relax on the sand. With any luck, you might spot some dolphins, whales, or turtles. Then, return to Maguey Bay, to enjoy unique Oaxacan dishes and seafood at a local restaurant (not included in the price). Return to Santa Cruz where a van will take you to the village of La Crucecita. See the famous main church and visit the viewpoint that is perfect for taking photos. Stop at some local spots where you can taste mezcal, quesillo, chapulines, and mole. Then finally, end your tour by climbing back into the van and returning to Puerto Escondido.

Huatulco: Sunset Boat Tour

9. Huatulco: Sunset Boat Tour

Experience the bay of Santa Cruz, a place with a lot of history, where you will board the boat to Chahue Bay. Then, you will go to Tangolunda Bay and then to Conejos Bay to observe and enjoy the wonderful landscapes and rich snacks. Once ready you will embark to go sea inland looking for the perfect place to contemplate the sunset.  When you find the right place you can enjoy and appreciate the sunset and, if luck allows, marine species such as turtles or dolphins. While enjoying this wonderful moment, enjoy an exquisite wine or beer and snack to accompany. Once your tour is finished, the local provider will be waiting for you to return to the hotel. You will not want to go back to earth after having lived this wonderful experience.

Huatulco: Round-Trip Shared Airport Transfer

10. Huatulco: Round-Trip Shared Airport Transfer

Enjoy a comfortable transfer at arrival from the airport to your hotel in Huatulco. Be welcomed by your personal driver who will be waiting outside of the terminal with a personalized banner. Head to the vehicle where your driver will help you store your luggage in before driving towards Huatulco. Then, relax onboard an air-conditioned vehicle until you arrive at your hotel. At the end of your stay, be picked up at your hotel and enjoy a convenient transfer to the airport without having to worry about pre-booking a bus or train. Get dropped off outside the arrivals hall of the airport and have a safe trip home.

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What people are saying about Huatulco

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Martin fue muy buena gente! La experiencia fue hermosa! Espero visitar de nuevo y recomendar esto a otras personas :)

He was waiting for us with a sign & was able to go to our hotel without any other passengers or stops.

Make sure to take enough money as there is a great organic store with many wonderful products!

The crocodile laguna was a really great experience!!

Very friendly driver. Car was cool and comfortable.