Santa María Huatulco

Travel Guide
Chahue Beach showing a beach and tropical scenes

Scuba dive above coral reefs, sunbathe on one of the many beaches and peruse small Mexican pueblos in the traveler’s paradise of Huatulco.

Huatulco is a major travel destination on Mexico’s southern coast. It comprises dozens of picturesque beaches of different types and sizes along the Pacific Coast. The region is ideal for a holiday, whether you intend to scuba dive among coral reefs and colorful fish or enjoy local delicacies in charming oceanfront pueblos.

Drive or take a boat from Santa Cruz to La Entrega (The Surrender), one of the more isolated beaches in the Santa Cruz area of Huatulco. Sunbathe on soft sand while the kids play with buckets and shovels. Take a swim in the Pacific Ocean’s calm waters. Bring scuba equipment or rent snorkeling gear right at the beach to swim with fish around the colorful reef.

Break for lunch or dinner in one of the charming restaurants along the bay. Fresh oysters are a specialty; remember to barter to get the best price. After the crowds thin in the late afternoon, stay for the sunset in quiet seclusion.

Make a visit to nearby Playa Chahué, which is surrounded by mossy cliffs and hills. Lie on the often deserted beach listening to waves crashing against the rocks. After your day of sunbathing, take an evening walk through the town of La Crucecita (The Small Cross). This charming area has a plaza, shops and traditional restaurants where you can buy homemade ice cream. Listen to typical Mexican music, such as folk and mariachi, as you sip a tropical drink of coconut water or mescal.

Spend a beach afternoon at the 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) long Playa San Agustín in the western Santa Cruz region. Dine along the beach at one of the small restaurants serving fresh seafood. Scuba dive in the calm waters or snorkel over the shallow reef.

Reach Huatulco from Mexico City by plane, bus or boat. Many visitors pair a trip to Huatulco with one to Oaxaca, 230 miles (370 kilometers) to the north. After a few days exploring the cobbled streets of the inland colonial city, take a welcome sunbathing break on Huatulco’s beaches.

Quinta Bella Huatulco
Quinta Bella Huatulco
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Chahue No. 1000, Bahia de Chahue, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
The price is CA $104 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Nestled on the beach, this P Chahue hotel is just steps from Bahías de Huatulco and Chahue Beach. Huatulco Beach and Huatulco National Park are also within 3 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (691 reviews)
"ExcelenteService Good restaurantes Nice Beach End A big Pool"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2021

Quinta Bella Huatulco
Las Brisas Huatulco
Las Brisas Huatulco
4 out of 5
Bahia de Tanglounda Lote 1, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
The price is CA $196 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 28
Nestled on the beach, this Santa María Huatulco resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bahías de Huatulco, Huatulco Beach, and Chahue Beach. Playa Arrocito and Playa ...
4.1/5Very Good! (996 reviews)
"The views the Private beaches. The hospitality the carts driving you back and forth. Then scenic walkways. The green every where."

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Las Brisas Huatulco
Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive
Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Paseo Benito Juarez S/N, Bahía de Tangolunda, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
The price is CA $241 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Santa María Huatulco, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within a 5-minute walk of Bahías de Huatulco and Huatulco Beach. Chahue ...
4.1/5Very Good! (726 reviews)
"It’s familiar to many kids, but everything was good"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive
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Villas & Resort Luz de Luna
Villas & Resort Luz de Luna
3 out of 5
Mza. 2 Lt 14. Resid. Arrocito, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
The price is CA $128 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Chahue Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Huatulco National Park and Violin Beach. Cacaluta Beach ...
4.3/5Excellent! (41 reviews)
"I love the views... everything was perfect..."

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2021

Villas & Resort Luz de Luna
Celeste Beach Residences & Spa
Celeste Beach Residences & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Lote 1, Manzana 12, Residencial Conejos, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
The price is CA $351 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Santa María Huatulco, this beachfront condo resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Bahías de Huatulco, Arena Beach, and Playa ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
"Smaller complex and fantastic amenities. Very low key and quiet with small restaurant that was delicious. Staff was really friendly and cheerful. Good gym, private beach and very quiet. The rooms are extremely spacious and have everything you could want in kitchen tools, outdoor kitchen, big outdoor ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 2020

Celeste Beach Residences & Spa
Mansiones Cruz del Mar
Mansiones Cruz del Mar
3.5 out of 5
Punta Santa Cruz, Bays of Huatulco, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
The price is CA $230 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in P Chahue, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Santa Cruz and Chahue Beach. Huatulco National Park is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.
4.1/5Very Good! (16 reviews)
Horrible service
"I had a bad experience with this place I stay there for 6 nights they didn't even clean my room I'm very disappointed I will never go back to this place"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2017

Mansiones Cruz del Mar
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