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Cacaluta

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Address: northwest downtown Sta. Cruz, Huatulco, Mexico
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Huatulco's Seven Bays Tour
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You don't need a boat to get there

We asked around and were told that a boat was the only safe way to get to Cacaluta however, Google Maps, suggested otherwise. There is a signed foot path access down the road... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wendle65inBC
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Vancouver BC
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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked around and were told that a boat was the only safe way to get to Cacaluta however, Google Maps, suggested otherwise. There is a signed foot path access down the road from the turn off to Maguey Beach. The trail is 1.5km to the beach along a flat tree covered hard packed path. The beach is beautiful but... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Good place to go to eat and party. Lots of choices for reasonably priced restaurants - mostly gringos, without the gringo prices :-)

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Manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We spent some time here as part of an ATV excursion. The only way to see it is by boat or by taking a trail by foot or ATV. While we were there, a boat cruised past but I don't think any of the tours will stop to let you off on the beach, so the ATV option seems like... More 

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Thank Deborah P
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We walked down to Cacaluta Beach with two tour guides through the National Park. They talked about the vegetation, the climate, the animals, the insects, and the history, of the park. They explained the importance of keeping the area sustainable. We enjoyed the walk and the two friendly guides, and the trees provided shade. They were the only two people... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Our snorkel excursion took us in close past this beach. It is absolutely gorgeous! Would love to spend more time, but the water was rough for swimming and there are no facilities. So I guess that is why it was almost deserted except for a small panga that had landed on the beach. Going in by boat for a short... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Playa Cacaluta is my favorite beach in Huatulco. We walked in and it was an easy 40-ish minute walk. Beware though, the mosquitos are really bad (and I'm from Winnipeg, Canada - we have the worst mosquitos on the planet!), so wear bugspray if you have it. The waves are a little rough, but nothing crazy. We swam across the... More 

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We go by boat every year, and this is one of the most beautiful of all the bays in huatulco, it is pristine but please realize there is no vendors, bathrooms, or places to to rest or sit, it is a beach in all its glory but just the beach. If you go by boat you can use our friend... More 

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stunning lost in the middle of nowhere beach with crystal blue waters and fish everywhere. A great day out with the kids.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is the best picture ever. I love this thing. The beach looks very beckoning and I wish I could be there right now instead of this stupid school

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Our group of 9 rented a private boat to take us to different bays. I'm not sure how you would access if not on a boat. This was by far my favourite beach in Huatulco. We visited during the busy Easter season, so there was a group of local families enjoying camping on the beach - I really liked this... More 

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