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Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

1. Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

Choose the data plan and validity period that suits your travel needs, then purchase it. Download a QR code, and print or scan it to another device. Next, connect to the internet on your smartphone, via WiFi or mobile data, and scan the QR code to install the eSIM package to your device. Following this, connect to the local data network in Mexico and start using your favorite apps. Browse the web, update your social media, and more. Buy another plan if you use up all the data and need to top up. Also, follow the troubleshooting guide if you have any problems using it.

Huatulco: Premium Boat Tour with snorkel experience.

2. Huatulco: Premium Boat Tour with snorkel experience.

Meet your guide to set sail from the Santa Cruz Pier at 09:30 am. Enjoy views of the bay as you head towards your first stop, a hidden beach on the coast of Huatulco National Park only accessible by sea - Chachacual Bay. Drop anchor and enjoy a swim in the calm waters at La India or relax on the sand to soak up the peaceful atmosphere at Chachacual beach. Explore the local reefs and marine species with a snorkel around the bay. Return to the boat to sail on towards Maguey Beach at Cacaluta Bay. Enjoy some beers, sodas or water on board as you catch a glimpse of the Rostro Mixteco rock formations and an island shaped like a turtle. Once you arrive your guide will point you in the direction of a beachfront restaurant where you can enjoy some tropical drinks or freshly caught seafood. You can relax here for 2 hours before boarding the boat once more to return to Santa Cruz.

Private Huatulco 5 or 7 Bays Boat Trip

3. Private Huatulco 5 or 7 Bays Boat Trip

Discover the paradise beaches of Huatulco on a private boat trip. Cruise to that make up this beautiful stretch of coastline. Stop to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe whenever you like. Get picked up at your hotel in Huatulco 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.

Huatulco Bay: Bahías Boat Tour & Snorkeling Experience

4. 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.

From Huatulco: Magical Copalitilla Waterfalls with Entry

5. From Huatulco: Magical Copalitilla Waterfalls with Entry

You will enjoy a trip up to the falls is quite enjoyable and educational, departing from Huatulco with 1:30 hours aproximately you will arrive to the Copalitilla Magicals waterfalls; your guide will drive through to the mountains and a few local communities and will have the opportunity to stop at one of their community markets. To get to the waterfalls, you will need to walk on a dirt trail of 10 minutes aproximately. You will find the spectacular and beautiful waterfalls, you will swim, sit under falls, do the Tarzan swing, discover the caves, and you will have a really fun time playing in the pool at the waterfall. You would`t just visit and swim, you climbed up, around, under and through them. You will see some falls have caves underneath, you will enjoy Falls, falls and more falls. The water so pure and cool. After that you will have time for lunch with an additional cost, and finally return to your hotels

Huatulco: Round-Trip Shared Airport Transfer

6. 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.

Huatulco Airport: Private Transfers

7. Huatulco Airport: Private Transfers

Enjoy the best comfort, trust and security that the operator offers in each of the private transfer services within Bahías de Huatulco with certified, trained operators, with extensive knowledge of the destination, with a friendly and respectful treatment. Whether you travel in a group, as a couple, friends, families or alone; this is the best option in private transportation service in the destination of Bahías de Huatulco. We will be waiting for you at the Bahias de Huatulco airport with a sign with your name, after that go to your place of lodging within the area of Bahías de Huatulco.

Huatulco: Coffee Flavor Waterfall Tour with Local Lunch

8. Huatulco: Coffee Flavor Waterfall Tour with Local Lunch

The tour begins with hotel pickup, taking you along the beautiful bay of Huatulco. Our first stop is where you'll join your guide to enjoy and learn about the process of hand-made tortillas, chocolate, and Mezcal. The tour continues through the farm, following a path along the riverbanks, where you can pause for photo opportunities. Along the way, you'll visit several stunning waterfalls, each showcasing crystal clear waters and natural pools. Arriving at the main waterfall of the walking tour, you'll have the chance to relax in the glistening waters for about an hour and a half. Take a refreshing swim to cool off from the heat or simply lounge around in the tropical surroundings. After rejuvenating yourself, we head back to the farm, where a delicious traditional Mexican lunch awaits. Set against the backdrop of the farm, you can mingle with the local farmers and other tour guests as you savor your meal. The menu features a variety of traditional delicacies, including black mole, black beans, pork carnitas, and authentic Mexican beverages.

From Puerto Escondido: Huatulco 7 Bays Tour

9. 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.

Awakening With Stars, Whales and Dolphins Boat Cruise

10. Awakening With Stars, Whales and Dolphins Boat Cruise

After pickup at 6:00 AM from your hotel in Huatulco, you’ll head straight to the dock to board your early-morning sightseeing boat on the bay of Santa Cruz. Over the course of your 3-hour cruise, gaze at the stunning, crystal-clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, reveling in the beauty of the Oxacan coast. Keep your eyes peeled for the panoply of sea life that call the waters surrounding Huatulco home — like dolphins, whales during the months of migration, manta rays, or massive sea turtles. As you jet through the waters, your expert captain will find the best spots to give you the best chance of seeing the sea’s most beautiful marine life. Relax as you cruise through the calm waters, gazing at the sunrise over the pristine sea. After your cruise, you’ll head back to the dock for convenient transport back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Our guide Armando was great. He had a group of English & Spanish speaking tourists & would communicate everything to us in both languages. It was amazing to be able to help the little tortugas get to the shore! They were so cute & full of energy, which they need as sometimes the waves would wash them back up on shore & they would have to make their ways back down again! The bioluminescence tour was neat, but because we are getting close to a full moon, we had to go under a tent-like thing on the water to see/get the full affect of the phytoplankton. Tents were a bit close, but was so cool to see! The meal was really good too. I would recommend for sure!

Very clean and organized boat, would recommend No more the 6 people to be comfortable! We were 2 couples (4) people. Captain Daniel & co-captain Isidoral were top notch, knowledgeable and very friendly they made it easy for a couple of first timers Finally we caught 150 pound Marlin, which made our day complete.

Our guide, Eduardo Escobar was great. The waterfalls were an amazing way to cool off after hiking through the forest. The mezcal tasting was interesting. We were well ready for our delicious lunch by the time we got there.

Our day was fantastic with Fermin as our guide! It was our favorite on our vacation and we highly recommend this.

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