Huatulco
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Our most recommended Huatulco Day Trips

  • Huatulco Bay: Bahías Boat Tour & Snorkeling Experience

    1. 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 ...

    We really enjoyed the day, we only wished we had known we had to rent a life jacket and flippers, we had brought 500 pesos for lunch and we needed 300 pesos to rent the life jacket and flippers, if we had known everything would have been prefect, we used our VISA for lunch, where we had more cash in the safe at the hotel.

  • La Crucecita: Private Yacht Cruise in Huatulco with Drinks

    2. 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.

    It was an amazingly fun full day! We were picked up later than described in trip description, but was made up at end of day. Captain and assistant were very attentive, informative and enthusiastic. They played music to our request. Cruised to several of the bays, snorkeled as much as we wanted , swam as much as we wanted and were taken to a beach for a beachside lunch. Captain took us to an area for dolphin watching and kept the beer flowing! We were allowed to take food of our own as well for snacks throughout the day. It really was a very fun day.. If ever I return to Huatulco, I’ll be booking this again! Maybe even a sunset cruise, if available. Keep up the good work!

  • Puerto Escondido: Huatulco Snorkel Adventure with Transfer

    3. Puerto Escondido: Huatulco Snorkel Adventure with Transfer

    The experience begins with pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Escondido and heads to Huatulco, home to white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Huatulco is a pollution-free, protected natural area, and has an array of marine species including puffer fish, starfish, and more. Follow your instructor into the waters of La Entrega, less than 10 minutes away from the Main Bay of Santa Cruz. Explore this impressive underwater landscape, and admire the exotic marine life that lives here. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s time to grab lunch at a local beachfront restaurant (not included). At the end of an epic adventure, relax on the return journey to your accommodation.

  • From Puerto Escondido: Nizandú Hot Springs Visit

    4. From Puerto Escondido: Nizandú Hot Springs Visit

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day and spend the day relaxing in the Nizandú thermal baths. Departing from your hotel in Puerto Escondido, travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle to the hot springs. Upon arrival, dive in to these all-natural pools and soak up their healing properties. Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the nearby river to cool down. Spend the day exploring each of the 6 pools at your own pace. After a full day's relaxation, head back to your hotel in Puerto Escondido.

  • From Huatulco: Zipolite Nudist Beach Day Trip

    5. From Huatulco: Zipolite Nudist Beach Day Trip

    Start your tour with a stop at the traditional village of Mazunte. Here, pay a visit to the Natural Cosmetics Shop. Enjoy a demonstration of the all-natural products on offer here, such as deodorants, shampoos, sunscreen, and much more. Later, head to the quiet village of Zipolite where you will visit the luxury nudist beach club. Sit back and enjoy the views, reconnect with nature, and escape the stresses of daily life. Relax by the pool, lounge chairs, and palapas. Sit down to lunch and choose from a range of international dishes, including freshly-made juices and drinks. Before heading back to Huatulco, get the chance to purchase some handicrafts made by local young people.

  • From Huatulco: Crocodiles and Turtles Eco Day-Tour

    6. From Huatulco: Crocodiles and Turtles Eco Day-Tour

    Visit Ventanilla, a hour away from the Bays of Huatulco and go through the mangroves to observe crocodiles in their natural habitat. Next is a visit to Mazunte to see the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga Research Station. This aquarium habitat is home to 7 of the 9 species of turtles found on the coast of the state of Oaxaca and features a natural cosmetics workshop and community cooperative. End your tour with a meal and sample traditional Mexican foods such as meat, beans and mescal.

  • Huatulco: Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Tour

    7. 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.

    Coffee plantation and mezcal tasting poor quality presentation.drive there grueling as mostly dirt roads that twisted about up the mountain. Falls gorgeous! Walk hard for elderly as requires a mile of walking at least and path steep at one place down and many obstacles to trip on . Very doable for younger crowd or those in fairly good shape.Guides very helpful and friendly, they spoke English well and informative, also on time!

  • From Huatulco: Full-Day ATV Tour to the Waterfalls

    8. From Huatulco: Full-Day ATV Tour to the Waterfalls

    Enjoy a tour of southern Sierra Madre aboard a quad bike and gain a different view of Huatulco. Drive around the small communities and into the jungle to reach the largest plain waterfalls. This tour takes you into the mountains, where you'll arrive at Finca la Gloria. While visiting their facilities, you'll get to know the entire process of cultivating and transforming coffee beans into a delicious drink. Afterwards, continue toward Llano Grande where you experience a refreshing dive into the waterfalls, a magical place of crystalline waters. End the tour with a delicious traditional Oaxacan meal. 

  • Huatulco: Rafting, Snorkelling and Scenic View Tour

    9. Huatulco: Rafting, Snorkelling and Scenic View Tour

    You'll start the adventure by rafting down the Copalita River. Your instructor will teach you how to easily row together as a team, making this a fun, collaborative descent. Continue the journey by visiting one of the main beaches in the area, La Entrega. At this beautiful beach, you'll be able to do the second activity, snorkelling. Make sure you take in all of the beautiful coral that the area is known for as well as admiring the many marine species that live here. Then, visit five of the main viewpoints in Huatulco: Mirador de la Bocana, Tangolunda, Santa Cruz, the Delivery and the Lighthouse. Once more, you'll be accompanied by your guide who will provide all the information regarding the history and culture of this area, which will make the visit much more interesting and engaging.

    So much fun. Our guides and driver were delightful. Went above and beyond to make it a very fun day. Highly recommend. Cheers!

  • Puerto Escondido: Huatulco Traditions Tour with Coffee

    10. Puerto Escondido: Huatulco Traditions Tour with Coffee

    The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Puerto Escondido and heads to the first stop of the tour. Arrive at a scenic viewpoint in Santa Cruz, and soak up panoramic views of Huatulco.  Continue onto Santa Maria Huatulco and explore this charming town with your guide. Visit the town’s historic church, wander around the old market, stop at the Municipal Palace, and mingle with the locals as you stroll through the streets. Along the way, learn about local life, history, and traditions. Travel to the town of Pluma Hidalgo next, stopping at its charming church. Then, enjoy a tasting session of organic coffee and learn how it is made. Finally, relax on the return journey to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Huatulco

Overall rating

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based on 2 reviews

It was an amazingly fun full day! We were picked up later than described in trip description, but was made up at end of day. Captain and assistant were very attentive, informative and enthusiastic. They played music to our request. Cruised to several of the bays, snorkeled as much as we wanted , swam as much as we wanted and were taken to a beach for a beachside lunch. Captain took us to an area for dolphin watching and kept the beer flowing! We were allowed to take food of our own as well for snacks throughout the day. It really was a very fun day.. If ever I return to Huatulco, I’ll be booking this again! Maybe even a sunset cruise, if available. Keep up the good work!

Wilbur, Jesus, and Antonio showed us a wonderful time exploring Huatulco! The snorkeling was delightful and we had a fun and informative paddle down the Copalita River. It was a great way to discover the local area. Highly recommended!!

Our guide, Luis, was punctual, informative, helpful, and funny. We felt at ease and well taken care of. The activities were fun and we stopped at several interesting viewpoints. It was a great trip.

So much fun. Our guides and driver were delightful. Went above and beyond to make it a very fun day. Highly recommend. Cheers!

Beautiful way to spend the day in Comfort with quality folks!