Mexico is an unforgettable country that offers its visitors 1,964,375 km² of beach, and a wide variety of natural landscapes, rivers, lakes and freshwater lagoons, Mayan archaeological ruins, pyramids, delicious culinary specialities and charming and friendly people.
Along its 11,122 km of coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, you can enjoy a large number of beaches and splendid bays in a country with numerous protected natural areas and 16 locations listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Visit Mexico and let yourself be seduced by its spicy and delicious cuisine, its magical nights accompanied by a good tequila, and the warmth and affection of its people.
Description of the area
Las Bays of Huatulco are located on the coast of Oaxaca and extend across 35 km of the Mexican Pacific coastline between the mouths of the Coyula and Copalita rivers. In this majestic enclave of 9 bays, you can enjoy the mountains, valleys and foothills of the area, which form the safeguard for the lush vegetation found here, including various tree species such as tepguanje, cazarate, poppy, fichus, mecianos and colorin.
The Bays of Huatulco were named one of the Global Sustainable Top 100, which recognises the 100 most sustainable destinations in the world.
In addition, you will also be able to admire its rich marine fauna, including lobster, shrimp, dolphin, turtle, red snapper, clams, and conch.
Mexican food is amongst the most diverse and delicious in the world. Corn tortillas form the basis of Mexican cuisine, highlighted by grilled meats, accompanied by somewhat spicy sauces, salads, vegetables and a wide variety of delicious fruits.
Octopus, squid, and prawns, whether soaked in lime, grilled, battered or served in a sauce, alongside tasty lobsters freshly caught in the coastal areas are just a few delicious examples of the country’s cuisine.
In the Oaxaca region, eating well is a tradition among residents, and mole, tlayudas (baked flatbread with black beans), tasajo (dried beef) and quesillo (soft fresh cheese) are just some of the specialities that you can sample in its many traditional restaurants.
You can also find restaurants specialising in international and Mexican cuisine, with the freshest and tastiest fish and seafood served in garlic sauce, grilled, fried, or to your liking.
Copalita Eco-Archaeological Park: A journey through diverse pre-Hispanic ecosystems and buildings.
Yeé Lo Beé butterfly and iguana house: Come and discover the largest butterfly exhibit in Latin America: an unforgettable visit.
Huatulco National Park: A trek through 2 important ecosystems: land (6,375 hectares) and marine (5,516 hectares).
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In Mexico you will be able to find truly wonderful traditional handicrafts crafted from ceramics, copper, leather, cloth and macramé. Beautiful silver creations from Taxco are also great examples of the skill of Mexican silversmiths.
In addition, going shopping in Bahías de Huatulco is an experience in its own right. Walking through its artisan markets, stores and boutiques, you will find exquisite local products such as chocolates, quesillo, mole, coffee, crema de mezcal (mezcal liquor mixed with agave syrup), pan de yema (sweet egg bread) or chapulines (fried grasshoppers) as well as fine examples of handicrafts such as alebrijes (brightly coloured sculptures), black clay figures, table cloths, rugs and quilts.