Huatulco has the following bays: Tangolunda, Chahué, Santa Cruz, Conejos, Maguey, Cacaluta, San Agustín, Chachacual and Órgano. Santa Cruz has a jetty from which various lanchas (motorboats), boats and yachts embark on trips around the nine gorgeous bays. It has a dock specially designed for cruise ships; and also plazas with a handicraft market, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and discos.
Bahía Tangolunda is the main hotel zone with Huatulco’s top hotels. This is also the perfect place for sailing, diving, snorkeling, renting jet skis, and even golf on the area’s exclusive course.
Bahía Chahué also offers plenty of tourist attractions: it has a marina for yachts, a shopping center, a bookstore, cafes and restaurants. It is also famous for its Guelaguetza park, a venue for festivals and cultural events throughout the year.
Bahía Conejos has beaches with calm waters; an ideal place to sunbathe and swim. It is also one of the best bays to enjoy the landscape, and why not go horse riding here too? One hour costs just $150.00 pesos.
If you’re looking for great restaurants, take a trip to Bahía Maguey where you can eat delicious fish and other seafood in traditional palm-thatched palapas – at affordable prices. And don’t forget to try some of Oaxaca’s regional specialties: quesillo (stringy cheese), tasajo (a cut of beef), tlayuda (a tortilla baked on a comal with various toppings), grasshoppers, mole and, last but not least, a delicious mezcal.
For nature lovers, Bahía Cacaluta and Bahía San Agustín both have plenty of flora and fauna; Bahía Cacaluta has the Laguna el Zanate – a lagoon that receives flocks of birds migrating from the colder north. And the Bahía San Agustín has the largest coral reefs in the Pacific.