Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weather like in Huatulco? What is the rainy season like in Huatulco? What are the high and low seasons for tourism in Huatulco? Are credit cards and foreign currency accepted in Huatulco? What is the difference between Bahías de Huatulco and La Crucecita? How I can prevent Moctezuma’s revenge on my trip to México? What are the closest beaches to Mision de los Arcos hotel? How does one arrive to the hotel from the airport?

What is the weather like in Huatulco?

Huatulco offers more sunny days than Acapulco or Cancun, with a yearly average of 330 sunny days per year. The daily average temperature is 85º F. Nights are normally in the mid-seventies.

What is the rainy season like in Huatulco?

The rainy season normally begins during the final days of May and continues until the end of October. The mornings are usually sunny and fine for beach activity. Typically, clouds begin to build up during the late afternoon, which result in soft showers during the evening.
The rainy season in Huatulco is exceptionally beautiful because of the vibrant vegetation. The landscape seems to wake up overnight and everything turns into a lush shade of green. Obviously, the rainy season is the best time for white water rafting in Huatulco because of the high level of water in the rivers.

What are the high and low seasons for tourism in Huatulco?

December through March is high season for American and Canadian tourists who come to Huatulco quite often as an escape from the cold weather up north. July and August is high season for Mexican tourists who take advantage of the summer months to bring their families to the beach. May, June, September, October and November are slow months for Huatulco, which means low prices and empty beaches for visitors who travel during these months.

Are credit cards and foreign currency accepted in Huatulco?

US Dollars and credit cards are generally accepted in most establishments. Except in the large hotels, Canadian dollars normally are only accepted at the bank. There are various ATM machines located throughout the town in which tourists can withdraw cash.

What is the difference between Bahías de Huatulco and La Crucecita?

Bahías de Huatulco translated means “Bays of Huatulco” and is the entire development comprised of nine bays and 36 beaches. La Crucecita is the central point of Bahías de Huatulco. In La Crucecita, there are restaurants, shops, the town square, churches, grocery stores, the gas station, hospitals, pharmacies – anything that one would expect to find in a small town.

How I can prevent Moctezuma’s revenge on my trip to México?

The best way to make sure that your vacation is spent on the beach and not in the bathroom is simply to take a few precautionary steps when it comes to food and beverages.

A. Be sure that the water you consume is purified, bottled water. Bottled water can be purchased at any grocery store or restaurant. If you are consuming beverages made with water (such as lemonade), ask that they be prepared with bottled water. Only consume ice if you know that it is made from purified water. If you cannot be sure, just ask that you beverage be served cold, without ice.

B. Be sure that all meat is thoroughly cooked.

C. Always peel the skin off of fresh fruits and vegetables before eating them and stay away from lettuce (sorry folks, but it’s better to just have a peeled cucumber and carrot salad while on vacation). It is safe to eat the skin on any fruit or vegetable that has been cooked, such as a baked potato, for instance.

What are the closest beaches to Mision de los Arcos hotel?

Chahue Bay and Santa Cruz beach are just a three minute taxi ride from the hotel. Both of these bays have beach clubs, which offer lounge chairs under thatched palm umbrellas and restaurant service. Chahue Bay beach club also has a swimming pool.

How does one arrive to the hotel from the airport?

Tickets are sold outside of the baggage claim area for taxi transportation to Bahías de Huatulco and the drive is approximately twenty minutes.

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
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