Huatulco National Park, Huatulco

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Huatulco National Park, also known as Bahias de Huatulco National Park is a national park of Oaxaca, Mexico. It was initially declared a protected area and later decreed as a National Park on July 24, 1998. Located in the Municipality of Santa María Huatulco, to the west of Cruz Huatulco, it extends to an area of 11890ha. In the low lands of the park, there are 9,000 species of plants (about 50% of the species are reported throughout the country) in the forest and mangroves in the coastal belt. Fauna species have been identified as 264, which includes armadillos and white-tailed deer. Bird species are counted at 701, which include hummingbirds, pelicans and hawks. The reptile species are counted to be 470, which include Black Iguana, salamanders and snakes. Dolphins, whales and turtles are sighted species off the coast line, out of the identified 100 amphibian species. Vegetation is dominated by the low forest growth of caducifolia in 80% of the area with the unusual feature of 50ft high trees.
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  • We had 2 tour guides who were enthusiastic about the national park. They talked about the trees, the bugs, ants, humming birds and other types of birds.Expect desert like temperatures at the end of yo...  more »
  • We did several dives in the national park boundaries. There were very few other divers which made it more enjoyable. There are often strong currents which dictate the most appropriate dive sites for t...  more »
  • In dry season, by the absence of foliage in the trees, this forest allows you to appreciate a great diversity of birds. We also saw small rodents, lizards, and even a snake. Highly recommended to rent bikes in Huatulco and take the road to playa Cacaluta, but have to leave very early to avoid the worst heat, and bring plenty of water. Not to be missed.
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  • Absolutely incredible place with 15 other people at the beach during the day. You have to take a 70 peso taxi to the entrance and walk 40 min to the beach, but this walk is amazing with lots of butterflies and iguanas on the way. Bring the repellent and the sunscreen! Phones don't work there, so think in advance how will you get back! We had to walk another 10 min until we found the taxi near the other beach.
  • Huatulco was a stop for Holland America cruise ship and we took a boat trip to the national park and swam in wonderful very clean warm water. Had a great time. There are no sewer plants discharging any affluent at all in Hualtuca. The captain was very proud of that. Also no hotels are allowed in the park bay.
  • I'm a tour guide at this beautiful place can explain the best for you come see us we will treat you like the only person in this planet
  • Perfect place to go snorkeling and enjoy a refreshing coconut drink. Make sure to eat before going to the island and take snacks as the food was not well cooked.
  • Beautiful virgin beaches.

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