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Located in the southwest of the country on the warm waters of the Oaxaca Coast, Santa María Huatulco is one of the best-kept secrets of the Mexican Pacific.

Originally known as a trading port during colonial times, this piece of paradise has a rich and diverse history with roots that trace back to the powerful Mixteco kingdom and include hosting some of history’s greatest characters including the pirate Francis Drake, the traitorous insurgent Francisco Picaluga, and the iconic president Benito Juárez.

Of all the beautiful and fascinating destinations that Mexico has to offer, Huatulco is one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets… until now. In fact, Huatulco probably didn’t even appear on your radar of “places I have to go NOW,” but that’s about to change.

Here are 7 reasons why you should add Huatulco to your bucket list this summer:

1. You can completely relax on the beach

When we refer to Huatulco, we’re referring to a group of 9 bays and over 36 beautiful beaches, some of which are completely unspoiled by human interaction and are only accessible by boat. When you visit Huatulco you can immerse yourself in a relaxation capsule and enjoy the tranquility of the beach while getting in touch with nature.

2. It’s a coffee lover’s paradise

If you’re a coffee connoisseur, the coffee plantations in Huatulco are a must-re-visit destination. We suggest visiting “La Gloria” or “El Pacifica” which are famous organic coffee farms that offer guided tours through their plantations and processing plants. At the end of the tour, you can choose between staying the night or enjoying a delicious Oaxacan meal with the traditional local drink cafe de olla.

3. Let nature wash over you in the Copalitilla Waterfalls

Huatulco may be famous for its relaxing beaches and serene natural backdrops, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t be a daredevil here. With the help of local travel agencies, you can buy a travel package with activities that are fun for the whole family (with activities for adrenaline seekers but still kid-friendly) or extreme sport packages for the more adventurous travelers, including windsurfing, kayak rafting, extreme zip lining, and jet skiing to get your adrenaline rushing.

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Forget all about your troubles in the National Park of Huatulco

7) You can enjoy beautiful views in an environmentally sustainable setting

If you’re a fan of ecotourism, we’d like to tell you that you can travel to Huatulco without increasing your carbon footprint. This is thanks to the efforts of the governors, secretaries, entrepreneurs and citizens of Huatulco who have won and maintained the Platinum EarthCheck International Certification, a prize given to environmentally sustainable tourist destinations throughout the world.


If you’re still not convinced that Huatulco is the place to go, keep in the mind that the area offers something for everyone — whether it’s incredible beach views or an endless list of activities. To re_discover its secrets and experience a life-changing adventure, subscribe today to Re_set and get your free trial membership with exclusive discounts for your next trip.

Located an hour outside Huatulco at the base of the Copalitilla River in the community of San Miguel del Puerto, Copaltilla is an incredible ecotourism jewel with over 30 waterfalls up to 60 feet tall. It’s a long journey, but it’s worth the wait when you find yourself in front of this incredible and refreshing waterfall chain.

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4) You can shop till you drop in Santa Cruz

In addition to its incredible nature and beaches, Huatulco also has incredible luxury shopping in Santa Cruz which is also the business and tourist center of the area. Here you’ll find the best hotels and tour companies in the area as well as incredible nightlife and luxurious shopping options so you can enjoy Huatulco in style.

5) Help protect local wildlife

If you’ve heard of Mazunte, it’s because this magical village has become a tourist hotspot in the last decade thanks to its majestic beaches and incredible local residents: marine turtles.

Located in San Pedro Pochutla near Huatulco, Mazunte has become an important place for travelers interested in immersing themselves in more relaxed and introspective eco-tourism. You’ll also find the famous Mexican Marine Turtle Center that you’ll definitely want to re_visit and the local Mazunte Natural Cosmetics cooperative. We also recommend attending the annual International Jazz Festival that takes place every November.

6) You can play extreme (or not so extreme) sports

Huatulco may be famous for its relaxing beaches and serene natural backdrops, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t be a daredevil here. With the help of local travel agencies, you can buy a travel package with activities that are fun for the whole family (with activities for adrenaline seekers but still kid-friendly) or extreme sport packages for the more adventurous travelers, including windsurfing, kayak rafting, extreme zip lining, and jet skiing to get your adrenaline rushing.

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Forget all about your troubles in the National Park of Huatulco

7) You can enjoy beautiful views in an environmentally sustainable setting

If you’re a fan of ecotourism, we’d like to tell you that you can travel to Huatulco without increasing your carbon footprint. This is thanks to the efforts of the governors, secretaries, entrepreneurs and citizens of Huatulco who have won and maintained the Platinum EarthCheck International Certification, a prize given to environmentally sustainable tourist destinations throughout the world.


If you’re still not convinced that Huatulco is the place to go, keep in the mind that the area offers something for everyone — whether it’s incredible beach views or an endless list of activities. To re_discover its secrets and experience a life-changing adventure, subscribe today to Re_set and get your free trial membership with exclusive discounts for your next trip.