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There's nothing like a Santa María Huatulco vacation to put a spring in your step. The sound of rolling surf and the smell of fresh ocean air are sure to recharge your mind, body and soul. To be close to the town center on your trip to Santa María Huatulco, base yourself around Zipolite Beach (only 25 miles (40 km) away). If you're planning to stay for a bit, consider securing one of our Santa María Huatulco packages. Not only will you save some cash, you'll also have other stunning beaches around you to explore, like La Entrega Beach and Huatulco Beach. Now that's a win-win!
Visiting Huatulco, Mexico, is like stepping into a postcard. Fanning across 22 miles of Oaxaca coastline, this pristine resort area brims with the sort of lush jungles, mountainous landscapes and colorful coral reefs that seem tailor-made for photographers. Unwind next to the gentle surf. Hike to the nearby coffee plantations. Bask in the beauty of the Sierra Madre mountains. Huatulco vacations offer a world of natural wonders.
Though the area encompasses nine bays and more than 35 beaches, most Huatulco all inclusive packages are focused on the main towns: Tangolunda, Santa Cruz and La Crucecita. Tangolunda’s bay is the largest, and you’ll find several of the best beach resorts and most glittering nightclubs lining its shores. Santa Cruz, on the other hand, is a cruise port at heart. It offers an array of well-stocked boutiques and locally loved restaurants, and fishing enthusiasts congregate at the bustling marina to throw a few lines.
La Crucecita is the most inland of the three, and its small-town atmosphere is thanks in part to the large number of locals who call this area home. Shopping, strolling and sampling authentic Mexican dishes are the main activities here, but sightseers should check out La Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe for the dome’s 65-foot painting of the Virgin Mary. No Huatulco vacation is complete without a peek at this stunning work.
Of course, Huatulco vacation packages offer more than the city sights. If you’re looking for a rafting excursion, hit the mild rapids at Copalita River. In the mood for something more mountainous? Book a guided trek through the hillside coffee plantations, and spend a little time marveling at the nearby waterfall. You can even go on crocodile adventures in the Tonameca Lagoon. Don’t be nervous; the top tours are guided by wildlife experts, and they’ll show you how to view the animals without putting yourself in harm’s way.
Whether you’re planning a jaunt through the verdant jungles or want to kick back at the best Huatulco all inclusive resort, this Mexican paradise offers some of the country’s most unforgettable experiences. Just be sure to bring your camera to capture every corner of the picturesque terrain.