A great way to get acquainted with Huatulco is to visit the quaint downtown area of La Crucecita, the evergreen Central Park and the beautiful church dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, which features the world’s largest painting of the Virgin. If you like to shop, you’ll find several stores that offer a wide variety of handicrafts including black pottery from the valleys of Oaxaca, handmade woven rugs and carpets milled on traditional looms and the world-famous 'alebrijes' allegories of fantastic animals. Typical products, like Mezcal (the original Oaxacan version of Tequila), chocolate rivaling the best Swiss made, coffee, regional cheese, clothes, wines and liquors, and much more are widely available. To complete the land journey, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Bay of Tangolunda, the luxury resort area.
Proceed to the marina of Santa Cruz to board your catamaran for one of the highlights of Huatulco, its wonderful shoreline, composed of several small bays with more than 36 beaches scattered between rough cliffs and mountains. Leaving Santa Cruz Bay, you’ll pass your ship and head eastward to see the Bay of Chahue featuring three beautiful beaches and a marina for private sailboats and yachts. Continue to La Bufadora (the blowhole) and hear the ocean’s voice roaring or be surprised with the massive Indian face, engraved over time by the waves and the wind. Continue on to the secluded Bay of Organo and the more commercial Bay of Maguey.