It is quite easy to visit the surrounding areas of Huatulco. You can rent a car, hire a taxi or take a bus and spend the day visiting these towns.
If you are interested in seeing life in a small, Mexican town, you will enjoy Santa María Huatulco. Points of interest include the church, founded in 1700’s, the zocalo and the marketplace. It is about a 45 minute drive from La Crucecita.
Santa María Huatulco
This small, funky fishing village still retains its unique charm. Visit Panteon beach and have seafood at one of the restaurants here. It is about an hour drive from La Crucecita.
With its rustic facilities and nudism, this beach is popular among backpackers and aging hippies. The surf can be treacherous here so swim with extreme caution. It is about a ten minute drive from Puerto Angel.
This small beach community is about a 15 minute drive up the coast from Zipolite. The government has built a nice turtle museum in the area where fishermen originally slaughtered sea turtles. This aquarium promotes understanding about this endangered animal and more importantly, provides a different source of income for the locals here, now that sea turtle fishing has been prohibited.
This town is very popular with surfers and the bohemian crowd. The large waves at Zicatela beach are host to an international surfing contest each November. Numerous restaurants and shops line the beachfront here. This town is about an hour and a half drive from La Crucecita.
This bustling city is the capital of the state of Oaxaca. It is famous for its incredible archaeological sites and indigenous culture. It is a very long, winding seven-hour drive from Bahías de Huatulco or a quick half-hour plane ride.
Ciudad de Oaxaca
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