Living in Huatulco, Mexico

Huatulco, Mexico is a newer resort area that is poised to become one of Mexico’s key beach attractions for people in search of well-preserved natural surroundings.  Many refer to Huatulco as “the next Cabo” because of its beautiful coastline, crystal blue waters, and the fact that Huatulco is a lot like Cabo once was – a scenic fishing village on the verge of discovery.  It is rapidly becoming a popular destination for a second home.

About Huatulco

Huatulco is stretched out over 22 miles of coastline between the Coyula and Copalito rivers.  It is just 140 miles from the city of Oaxaca.  This region is set within a beautiful natural area with the Sierra Madre mountain chain forming a gorgeous backdrop to the tourist development.  Huatulco’s biodiversity and immaculate landscapes make it a popular destination of nature lovers.

Beautiful Beaches

You’ll be able to stroll across the beaches of Huatulco and gaze out across the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.  You can spend your days swimming, sun bathing, fishing, surfing, and snorkeling.  One of the top beaches in Huatulco is Maguey Bay.  This beach offers small seafood restaurants scattered along the beach and calm water for swimming.  The Santa Cruz beach is also very popular, and has plenty of activities to keep you entertained such as banana boats, jet skis and kayaks.


While in Huatulco, you’ll have a great opportunity to sample Oaxacan cuisine, as well as Mexican seafood specialties.  There are many beachfront palapas (traditional Mexican shelter roofed with palm leaves or branches) where fresh seafood is available.  Some of the more popular restaurants include El Sabor de Oaxaca (known for their tamales) and TerraCotta in La Crucecita, and L’Echalote in Bahia Chahue.

What to Do

Unlike larger resort cities in Mexico, Huatulco has a quieter, less crowded vibe.  You’ll be able to take a boat tour of Huatulco’s bays, which includes stops for swimming, snorkeling and lunch.  If you like to play golf, you can do so at the 18-hole Tangolunda golf course. You can also take a trip around Huatulco’s nine bays on a motorboat partially covered by an awning.  This three-hour trip provides an excellent tour of the stunning surroundings and hidden beaches.  Also popular in this part of Mexico is river rafting on local rivers.

With its nine bays and 36 beaches, Huatulco has much to offer for those looking to make it a second home destination.   For more information on contemporary oceanfront living, please click here