Huatulco National Park

Huatulco

Movie landscapes

Do you remember the lonely beach and emerald waters from the movie "And Your Mom Too"? You can find that paradise called Cacaluta within the Huatulco National Park, Protected Natural Area, and RAMSAR zone (where wetlands are protected) that surrounds the nine Bays of Huatulco.

In the 6,775 hectares (4,386 acres) that make up this natural wonder of Huatulco, Oaxaca, three main ecosystems merge, tropical forest, dry forest, and marine, which have been recognized by UNESCO, in the category of Biosphere Reserve.

To explore the area, you have a wide catalog of activities to choose from: boat rides, snorkeling in the reef, bird watching, hiking, and biking or horse riding within the wetlands. If you go between the months of June to November, witness the spawning of sea turtles. While, from October to April, you can see the passage of humpback whales. The best way to visit it is by hiring a certified guide, the park has a cooperative that has the permits and authorizations for the activities allowed within the area.

Another thing to do in Huatulco National Park is to visit the Bocana del Río Copalita archaeological zone. Its two temples and ball courts confirm that it was used as a ceremonial center for the Zapotec and Mazatec cultures. During the excavation work, two tombs associated with the ruling elite were found.

How to get there: the entrance to Huatulco National Park is located in Bahía Santa María, 20 minutes from La Crucecita. More information: 958 587 044.

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