Huatulco, like Cancun is one of the Mexican governments tourist projects that it hopes will grow.
Huatulco Mexico is in a good geographical location on the southern coast of Oaxaca state. The best time to visit is between November and February when the temperatures are actually quite comfortable.
There are 9 bays in Huatulco that are slated for development. Three of these bays have development in progress, and another (Bahia Tangolunda) actually looks like a real resort destination.
Since most people booking a resort vacation expect a resort destination . . . here are some resorts you can check out in Bahia Tangolunda :
- Camino Real Zaashila : 120 room luxury resort on the bay with rooms going for between $200 and $400 USD depending on season and room class.
- Gala Beach Resort Huatulco All Inclusive : The inclusive rates here run between $100 and $150 per person (depending on season) and has discounts for children.
- Las Brisas Huatulco : Formerly Club Med, with 484 rooms on 3 floors, you can book a room only rate or an all inclusive rate.
- Quinta Real Huatulco : The all-suite Quinta Real is a true LUXURY hotel for those who want the best. . . If you want to know how much, then you are shopping for a price and this is not the place for you.
If you are looking for a Cancun style vacation . . . Huatulco is not for you. The experience is very different. While it is true that there are luxury resorts in Huatulco, and it is another of Mexico's planned resort areas, that is where the similarities end. Most of the planned construction is a work in progress, far from being complete. There is no Cancun style nightlife or shopping malls.
However . . . there are the resorts, beautiful beaches, biking, hiking, fishing, golf, horseback riding, river rafting and scuba diving. These will be covered on the Huatulco attractions page.
If you want to travel west along the coastal road . . . there is a nude beach in Zipolite less than an hour away . . . and the surfing mecca of Puerto Escondido is another hour in the same direction.
Sounds nice, right? So what's wrong with Huatulco? Nothing is wrong with Huatulco. It is actually doing quite well when you consider its present stage of development. . . As long as you know what to expect when you get here, you won't be disappointed.
If you are going to Huatulco because it is not Cancun . . . because it is not over crowded . . . because you can have all of the amenities of a luxury resort and escape the hustle and bustle of most resort cities . . . then the unfinished Huatulco is just what the Dr. ordered.