Santa Cruz Bay, Huatulco

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Visit the small beach town of Santa Cruz Bay. Situated on one of the nine bays that make up Huatulco, the town has a large pier where you can watch the cruise ships rolling in. Lounge on the soft white sands, explore different lookout points around the bay, or take a boat ride to check out other beaches nearby. In town, many restaurants and cafes serve up Oaxaca's local delicacies, while artisanal shops sell souvenirs. Using our international travel planner, Huatulco attractions like Santa Cruz Bay can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A very clean beach, the water looks like a lagoon, is the safest for swimming. Beach there are a variety of restaurants, clean and very rich, there is a single Chapel, there are stores, is also where go the boats for the tour of the bays and if you are lucky you can have cruise and gives a different touch to the landscape; across the street is the square with cafes and a market of handicrafts with typical things and good prices, all very nice and recommendable.
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  • This beach is perfect for a quiet afternoon, the sand is soft and very calm surf. Cruise ship season you can see these boats in its splendor.
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  • It was one of the places that I recommend and that I now recommend to visit, very clean always friendly people, the food is delicious, exceptional gastronomy, mezcal tests you are happy more travel
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Where to stay in Huatulco

The planned resort region offers a large selection of accommodations at surprisingly budget-friendly prices. Stay near Marina Chahue for the best access to boat tours, Santa Cruz Huatulco for proximity to the nearby national park, or the main township of Crucecita to be surrounded by the most convenient amenities. For something a bit quieter and more focused on the beach, look slightly north to Tangolunda.
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