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Bays, Beaches

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Bays, Beaches

This will be our first time to Huatulco.

So, I'm still learning....

If we decided to venture off Bahia' Tangolunda, and wanted to explore and spend some time at another bay / beach other than Santa Cruz , for instance Chahue, Entrega, Maguey or Coejos are any of these beaches/bays connected to villages / towns that we could walk around? Or is there small establishments to stop for a drink on the beach or a bite to eat ?

Or are these bays / beaches just that....nice beaches but that is all that is there.

Thanx in advance.....

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1. Re: Bays, Beaches

We would like to encourage you to exit the “all inclusive” and take a 20-30 minute stroll (or 5-10 minute cab ride) to the village of La Crucecita or the shops, restaurants and beaches at Chahue, Santa Cruz, Entrega, etc. for some of the best food in the world, as well as swimming, snorkeling or just plain people watching.

We are partial to Playa Chahue because it is where we live. Chahue (pronounced 'cha HWAY') is generally less crowded than the other beaches nearer to Santa Cruz and Tangolunda, and consequently, it is immaculate and can be quite romantic. Chahue also has a nearby European spa (for those invigorating massages) and 2 beach clubs with restaurants and facilities. BUT BE VERY CAREFUL HERE, AS THE WAVE ACTION CAN BE ROUGH AND THE SURF CAN HAVE A STRONG UNDER TOW DUE TO THE WHIRLPOOL MOTION OF THE WATER. We watch the locals and the lifeguard(s), and only do as they do. The marina here also provides the opportunity to speak with boat owners and hire them and their crafts for sea outings. Remember that Huatulco is a huge national park system with 9 bays and 36 beaches, and you may visit them all aboard a small craft. Also here, is a small shaded park for strolling, reading, having lunch, or just sitting and relaxing and watching the waves. And just across the street from the park is a great bookstore (though mostly Spanish materials).

We often take evening strolls from our place on Playa Chahue and we visit the main plazas in La Crucecita or Santa Cruz, or walk along the tree-lined path in the middle of Blvd Chahue or the garden path adjacent to Playa Chahue (both noted to be “lovers lanes” in the evenings.)

We will let others fill you in on the other beaches and treats.

Hope this helps.

Abrazos,

Matt

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2. Re: Bays, Beaches

CasaHoffa

Thank-you...I Love reading your replies! You are very good at it....

You make me want it to be February already! Thanx again.....

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3. Re: Bays, Beaches

Another thing would be to grab a cab outside your hotel and go to the Bocana. About 5 minuts drive from your hotel area. This is where the Copalita river meets the ocean. There are 3 restaurants on the beach, 2 run by local folks and one new one as part of a B&B. Back up the road there is a new steak house. Try to get out for the sunrise ... one of the most photographed sunrises.

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4. Re: Bays, Beaches

If you have time go on a bay excursion with Hurricane Divers. Snorkling, scuba or just enjoy the views. 9 bays with 36 beaches. Great lunches. www.hurricanedivers.com

Hope you are there for at least 2 weeks! Enjoy

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5. Re: Bays, Beaches

I would recommend a trip to Playa La Entrega (lots of restaurants to set up a base at, there) or Maguey, same thing.

Also we love hanging out and boogie boarding and beachcombing at Playa La Bocana. :) Also there are a couple of restaurants there too.

A trip to Chahue to check it out is also worthwhile...there are beach clubs you can pay to use, about 50 pesos each only, very fair deal.

And of course you must spend an evening or two strolling around Santa Cruz and La Crucecita. The area is great and safe for exploring. Have a great trip!

Maggie

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6. Re: Bays, Beaches

Do you like to snorkel? Some of the best snorkeling we ever experienced was off Playa La India. It is only accessible by boat though, not by road. So you could go with Hurricane Divers or some other.

La Entrega you can get to via cab and it is nice snorkeling.

As other poster said, boogie boarding/eating fish at La Bocana is also a fun afternoon.

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7. Re: Bays, Beaches

To "get" Huatulco you have to venture off of Tangolunda.....

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8. Re: Bays, Beaches

Sunrise really? Just wanted to make sure you didn't mean SunSET before I get up at the crack of dawn. Great tip though, probably never would have tried it.

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9. Re: Bays, Beaches

Hola.

Many of the beaches in and around Huatulco face south/southeast, consequently, the sun RISES over the Pacific and it can be a spectacular blaze of colors. And because the weather is warm, it feels great to get up early and take a stroll on the beach and wait for the sun to do its "thing". Enjoy.

Abrazos,

Matt

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10. Re: Bays, Beaches

Having heard lots about "sunrises"...not much mentioned about "sunsets". Are the mountains in the way of the sunsets? I'm not familar with the (directions) East, West, North or South until I'm actually there!

Hope that is not too silly of a question? Not