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
Real Zaashila : 120 room luxury resort on the bay with rooms
going for between $200 and $400 USD depending on season and room
Beach Resort Huatulco All Inclusive : The inclusive rates here
run between $100 and $150 per person (depending on season) and
has discounts for children.
Brisas Huatulco : Formerly Club Med, with 484 rooms on 3 floors,
you can book a room only rate or an all inclusive rate.
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
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.