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“Huatulco, Mexico from a cruise ship”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Crucecita

La Crucecita
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Huatulco and La Crucecita Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 58 things to do in Huatulco
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Popular town in Huatulco filled with traditions.
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Sydney, Australia
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“Huatulco, Mexico from a cruise ship”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

TIP 1 - Remember to take your passport or photo ID ashore with you as you’ll need it to go too and fro through the pier gate.
TIP 2 - Take a hat and sun block.
TIP 3 - You may need bug spray.
TIP 4 - The bars at the beach have wifi but it’s very slow and be patient. It took me a long time to get connected. When in doubt ask someone who is connected for the password they used, as I was given the wrong one!
TIP 5 - Cabs into La Crucecita from the port are cheap – US$10 – US$12 each way. Go to the left hand side of the inside harbor to find them.


We docked at the port of Santa Cruz around 8am on 25 May – this was ANZAC Day for the Ozzies and Kiwi’s on board the Norwegian Star. I was up at dawn, to remember those lost their lives at Gallipoli on 25 May 1918 when more than 8,000 soldiers died.
The Star was berthed at a long pier very close to the beach – quite surreal to see, as it doesn’t seem possible for a ship of that size to moor there. Local men and women were dancing as I walked toward the exit gate – that’s always a nice welcome.
It was quite hot and VERY humid as I wandered around looking at the souvenir and jewelry shops along the beach. There’s a convenience store where you can buy most things including stamps for foreign postcards.
A group of us found a cab to take us into the town of La Crucecita, about a 10 minute drive – it cost 4 of us US$3 each, each way. Much cheaper than anything from the ship or locals trying to sell you tours.
The town is a small but busy area with a shaded park at the centre, and so far seems to be far from a tourist haven, which is great! The church of Our Lady of Guadalupe is across the road from the park. It has a beautiful hand painted interior and is a must see – make time to visit it! The town is a good place to experience authentic Mexican townlife. Not many people seemed to speak English but others who could, would help out, without even asking. There’s a busy market just off the square and plenty of bars and restaurants. I really enjoyed visiting this area of Mexico - such a welcome change after Cabo and Puerta Vallerta.
I headed back to the ship, picked up a towel and changed into my swimmers and went back to the beach for a swim. Just the way to end a visit to Huatulco.

Visited May 2014
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“Friendly Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Clean safe town. Nice "market" area with lots of shops. Church in the Market area a must see. A good variety of clean restaurants.

Visited February 2014
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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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“At night, this is the real Mexico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

What a great place to hang out and enjoy the local atmosphere. Families from all around come into town to enjoy the coolness of the evening and the street food provided by a huge assortment of vendors. Visit the church, have some ice cream from the paleteria, and enjoy the social experience. Bring some small toys for the kids and you will be rewarded with laughter and genuine smiles.

Visited February 2014
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Cottleville, Missouri
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“In town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Town is very clean and safe. People are very friendly- margaritas are strong & the good is great. The Catholic Church is beautiful.

Visited March 2014
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Central Alberta
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“Lovely Little Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Took a taxi from our resort into Town... cheap to get there and a lovely little Town to walk around.
Must see is the Church on the Square. Lots of neat restaurants too.

Visited April 2014
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