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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. To visit Santa Cruz Bay on your holiday in Huatulco, and find out what else Huatulco has to offer, use our Huatulco tour planner.
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  • First impression: dirty The palapas (restaurants) invaded the area and there are people aggresively inviting you to seat and try their food. The truth is that the shrimp and fish they offer come in mo...  more »
  • the winner This is the best of all the beaches you visit The sea is warm, calm not many waves, many restaurants, Baths, showers, singers, vendors, delicious food Very funny, you do not want to leave w...  more »
  • Businesses and their employees in this area are geared toward the many cruise ship passengers who disembark at the port. Frankly, I found the vendors in the marketplace to be very un-Mexican, meaning ...  more »