Mexico is an unforgettable country of 758,449 mi² which offers its visitors numerous natural landscapes, freshwater lakes, lagoons, Mayan ruins and pyramids, rich culinary specialties, and the charming friendliness of its people.
Along its 6,911 miles of coast that is bathed by the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, you can enjoy numerous beaches and stunning bays in a country with a large number of protected natural areas and 16 places classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Visit Mexico and allow yourself to be seduced by its rich and spicy cuisine, its nights of magic accompanied by a good tequila and the openness and warmth of its people.
Description of the area
The Bahías de Huatulco are found on Oaxaca’s coast and cover 20 miles of Mexico’s Pacific coastline, including the estuaries of the Coyula and Copalita rivers. There are 9 bays in this majestic enclave. It's a place where you can enjoy the mountains, valleys, and hillsides that protect the area's lush vegetation, including different species of flora such as tepguanje, cazarate, poppy, rubber plant, mecianos, and colorín.
Recently, the destination of Bahías de Huatulco earned the honor of being named in the Sustainable Global Top 100 in recognition of the work done by the 100 most sustainable destinations in the world.
You can also admire its rich marine fauna, including species such as lobsters, shrimps, dolphins, turtles, red snappers, clams, and sea snails.
The Mexican cuisine is one of the richest and most varied in the world. Cornmeal tortillas form the basis of its cuisine that is renowned for its grilled meats accompanied by spicy salsas, along with salads, vegetables, and a wide variety of delicious fruits.
Octopus, squid, and prawns marinated in lemon, grilled, breaded or marinated in sauce, and the tasty freshly-caught lobsters in coastal areas are another delicious example of this country’s cuisine.
In the region of Oaxaca, good food is a tradition among its inhabitants, and Mole (chili sauce with chocolate and peanuts), Tlayudas (toasted tortilla with refried beans, pork, and vegetables), Tasajo (jerked meat) and Quesillo (a fresh mozzarella-type string cheese) are some of the specialties that you can taste in its numerous traditional restaurants.
In addition, you can find restaurants that specialize in Mexican and international food with the freshest, tastiest fish and seafood served in mojo de ajo (a type of garlic sauce with chilies) that can be prepared grilled, fried, or however you choose.
Copalita Archeological Eco-park: A tour through various diverse ecosystems and pre-Hispanic constructions.
Yeé Lo Beé Butterfly and Iguana park : Come and see the largest butterfly park in Latin America and enjoy an unforgettable experience.
Huatulco National Park: A trek through 2 important ecosystems: one on land (15,753 acres) and one marine (13,630 acres).
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In Mexico, you can find authentic handcrafted items made from ceramics, copper, leather, fabrics and macramé. The beautiful creations made in Taxco silver are also a good example of the skill of Mexican silversmiths.
Going shopping in Bahías de Huatulco is an experience on its own. Strolling through its artisan markets, shops, and boutiques, you will find exquisite native products such as chocolates, quesillo (cheese), mole (chili sauce with chocolate and peanuts), coffee, cremas de mezcal (a sweet alcoholic drink), pan de yema (a sweet bread), or grasshoppers. You will also enjoy the beautiful handmade crafts such as alebrijes (brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures), black clay figurines, table mats, tablecloths and bedspreads.