Hotel Misión de los Arcos Huatulco
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Started by the Mexican goverment in 1984 as a way to create jobs on the Oaxacan coast, Huatulco (pronounced wah-TOOL-co) is one of nine federal tourist destinations operated under FONATUR, Mexico´s board of Tourism. Comprised of 21,000 hectares, Huatulco is made up of nine bays and numerous small coves stretching along 35 kilometers of jagged coastline, including 36 white sandy beaches. Huatulco is located in the state of Oaxaca where the foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. Read more about Surrounding Areas
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Sun & Sand

Huatulco is known for its nine bays and 36 beaches, each with their own charm. The following list mentions the most popular ones to visit. Read more about Huatulco Beaches


One day is not enough to discover all of the magic that Huatulco has to offer. Here is a sample of some of the available tours that will make your vacation a truly memorable experience.

Waverunners Ride Yamaha waverunners on this unique tour to visit the beautiful bays and coral reefs that make up this breathtaking area. Catch a glimpse of dolphins playing early morning. Try the snorkel Express tour, 3 hours of waverunners and snorkeling at the two best reefs in the area.Contact Luis Santiago
(958) 106-1185

White Water Rafting

This adventurous tour takes you up in the mountains to the rapids of the Copalita River from where you raft down to sea level under the supervision of experienced guides. There are three tours offered, each with a different degree of difficulty. Contacto Aventura Mundo
(958) 587-0737

ATV Tour

This is a fun way to explore the bays. This guided three-hour tour takes you to the beaches of Maguey and Organo and the ATV’s can sit two people, if desired. Be sure to wear sun block and be prepared to get dirty! Contact Paraiso Huatulco Tours
(958) 587-2878

Waterfall Adventure Tour

Explore Oaxaca’s mountainous region with this all-day tour. An hour is all it takes to get you to paradise. You will have the chance to swim in crystal clear waters, explore a local coffee plantation and enjoy a Oaxacan-style lunch. Contact Paraiso Huatulco Tours
(958) 587-2878

Scuba Diving

Huatulco offers incredible marine life and has many interesting underwater sites to explore. For information about diving, snorkeling and certification courses, contact the following dive masters: Contact Robert Kraak
(958) 587-1107
Ricardo Lebatard
(958) 103-6182

Golf This beautiful, eighteen-hole golf course located on Tangolunda Bay meanders from lush jungle landscape to sunny beachfront. Green fees and cart rentals vary in price depending on the season and clubs can be rented at the Clubhouse. The last tee time is at 4 pm. Contact Golf Course
(958) 581-0037

Deep Sea FishingMarlin and Tuna abound in the waters off of Huatulco. Boats can be chartered from the marina in Santa Cruz. Huatulco is now hosting a fishing tournament every May and the prizes are pretty good. This year the winner will take home a brand new automobile! Contact Efrain Garcia
(958) 585-5366

Bird Watching The tropical foliage of Huatulco is home to many beautiful varieties of birds. From parrots to pigmy owls, there is always something interesting to see through the lens of your binoculars. Alberto España is an experienced guide who will take you to several different sites on this quest to show you the magnificent bird life that this coastline offers. Contact Alberto España
(958) 587-0671
(958) 106-5790

Bays Tour This popular tour visits seven of Huatulco’s beautiful bays, stopping at several for snorkeling, sunbathing and lunch. Refreshments are included in the price Contact Paraíso Tours
(958) 587-2878

Yacht Rentals Explore Huatulco’s bays in style aboard your own private yacht. Perfect for day tours, deep-sea fishing, sunset cruises or private events. Live an unforgettable experience in paradise. Contact Ricardo Lebatard
(958) 103-6182

Three Levels of Huatulco

Explore Santa Maria Huatulco, the first settlement in this area and then head up to Pluma Hidalgo, a small mountain village renowned for its coffee production.
ContactAlberto España
(958) 106-5790
(958) 587-0671

Clases de Cocina Have a fun time learning how to prepare traditional Mexican cuisine with this three-hour class. There is no better way to get to know a place than through its food. Contact Jane Bauer
(958) 100-7339

Archeological Tour Just minutes from Huatulco, discover the ancient city of Copalitlan. This archeological site is filled with hundreds of species of birds and wildlife. Your knowledgeable guide will escort you through the site and explain to you the history of the area. This half-day tour includes binoculars and a snack along the river. Contact Alberto España
(958) 587-0671
(958) 106-5790

Hagia Sofia Just a short 45 minute drive from Huatulco, you will arrive to the beautiful, eco-inspired ranch Hagia Sofia where you will discover hundreds of exotic plants from Southeast Asia and South America. Wander through the trails to see the flora and fauna, and then cool off with a dip in a small waterfall. Afterwards, enjoy many local delicacies and fresh juices for lunch Contact Hagia Sofía
(958) 587-0871

Turtles And Crocodiles A fun eco-adventure day! Travel to Ventanilla lagoon where you will canoe through the mangrove jungle canals, home to hundreds of crocodiles and tropical birds. Then you will travel to Mazunte and their aquarium, which is dedicated to the preservation of sea turtles. You will also visit the natural cosmetic factory located in this small village. Contact Paraiso Huatulco Tours
(958) 587-2878

Spanish Classes For those interested in learning Spanish or improving existing language skills, Huatulco Intensive Language Courses offers various levels of classes. Sue McClam is an accredited Spanish instructor with more than 22 years of teaching experience. Contact her for class schedules or private lessons. Contact Sue McClam
(958) 113-0372
(803) 463-0349 US Cel.

Hotel Misión de los Arcos is not affiliated and in no way responsible
for services provided by the above mentioned tour operators.

Media and Press Releases

"One of the best inexpensive Inns in Mexico."
Frommer´s México 2001 - 2012
"Recipients of Fodor´s Choice Award   2006 - 2012"
Fodor´s Travel Mexico Edition 2006 - 2012
"Everything about this hotel is Luxurious - except for the rates."
New York Times - Travel
"One of the biggest lodging bargains is beautiful Misión de los Arcos."
Newsweek , Nov. 21, 2004
"Small, simple, tranquil."
National Geographic Traveler , April 2011