Nature parks, large tourist resorts, golf courses, restaurants, scuba diving areas, nightlife… Everything you could want in a world-class beach destination is here in Huatulco, with its 36 soft sand beaches and nine bays opening into the Pacific Ocean.
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Huatulco is part of Parque Nacional Huatulco, a nature reserve measuring more than 29 thousand acres of both land and sea. Thanks to the protective measures implemented in the park, visitors can scuba dive and snorkel its reefs, walk along the edges of its mangrove forests, or venture into the lowland rainforest covering the park’s areas on land. If you are lucky, you will spot hummingbirds, ospreys, deer, raccoons, and maybe even an elusive anteater.
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Huatulco means “the place where wood is worshipped and revered.” They say around here that the Tolteca people and god Quetzalcóatl came here and planted an enormous, indestructible wood cross in the ground, giving rise to the name. However, a number of different cultures crossed paths here: Chatino and Mixtec, Zapotec and Mexica. During the 16th century, it was the target of pirate raids, and in the 20th century, the zone underwent a coffee boom. It wasn’t until the mid-1980s that it became a first-class tourist destination.