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
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The price is CA $113 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Nestled on the beach, this P Chahue hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bahías de Huatulco, Chahue Beach, and Huatulco National Park. La Entrega Beach and Huatulco ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (747 reviews)
"Lovely property, great location. Very clean and attentive staff."

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2021

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Las Brisas Huatulco
Las Brisas Huatulco
4 out of 5
Bahia de Tanglounda Lote 1, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
The price is CA $177 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (989 reviews)
"We were at Las Brisa’s from Dec.23rd to Jan.3rd. We are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teenagers (13&15). We had a fantastic vacation during the pandemic! The staff were amazing they really did what they could to make our visit the best. Paco the pickle ball/tennis instructor is amazing. There are ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2022

Las Brisas Huatulco
Camino Real Zaashila
Camino Real Zaashila
4 out of 5
Blvd. Benito Juárez No. 5, Bahia De Tangolunda, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
The price is CA $125 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
Nestled on the beach, this Santa María Huatulco hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Zaachila Beach and Huatulco Beach. Chahue Beach is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.
4.2/5 Very Good! (981 reviews)
"A beautiful property and charming setting. Our room was nice and the pool attached was a wonderful addition. My only complaint was the leak in our bathroom coming from the room above us. The food was good but a bit pricey.It's a blissful hotel and we will definitely return again!"

Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2022

Camino Real Zaashila
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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 $166 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (43 reviews)
"I love the views... everything was perfect..."

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2021

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Villas Paraiso Pool Side
Villas Paraiso Pool Side
2.5 out of 5
Calle Cañada Lote 11 Manzana 1, Residencial Conejos, Bahia de Conejos, Santa María Huatulco, OAX
Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa El Tejón, Chahue Beach, and Huatulco Beach. Huatulco National Park is 2.7 mi (4.3 ...
Villas Paraiso Pool Side
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 $371 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Santa María Huatulco, this beachfront condo resort is next to a golf course, 0.6 mi (1 km) from Bahías de Huatulco, and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Huatulco ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (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
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