Huatulco by Land & Sea
Available all year
Amazing view sight of the bay of Tangolunda and taking pictures in front of the coloured giant Huatulco letters.
Visit at the evergreen central park of the downtown, La Crucesita where in the church ceiling is the largest paint of the Mexico godmother, the virgin of Guadalupe. Traditional pre-hispanic looms, one of the best places for shopping.
From a catamaran, you'll discover five full of history told by your guide. A huge blow hole where the stream can get up to 30 meters high.
An incredible giant stone face that made the nature mother during thousands of years.
To start this journey we will stop and take some breath taking views of the Bay of Tangolunda, the luxury resort area. From there you will visit (with a guide) the nice downtown of “La Crucecita”, the evergreen Central Park (Zocalo), the beautiful church dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, host of the world’s largest painting of the Virgin on its ceiling (optional). Several stores are waiting to offer you a wide variety of handicrafts: black pottery from the valleys of Oaxaca, handmade woven rugs and carpets, milled on traditional looms, the world famous “alebrijes”, allegories of fantastic animals. Typical products, like Mezcal (the original Oaxaca version of the well-known Tequila), chocolate, rivalling with the best Swiss made one, coffee, regional cheese, clothes, wines and liquors, and… many more are widely available.
We will proceed to the marina of Santa Cruz and go aboard a catamaran to enjoy one of the highlights of Huatulco, its wonderful shoreline, composed of several small bays with more than 36 beaches scattered between rough cliffs and mountains. While leaving the Santa Cruz Bay you will pass the ship close by and head eastward to see the Bay of Chahué with 3 beautiful beaches and a Marina for private sailboats and yachts. From there we will go to “La Bufadora” (the blowhole) and take a closer look from the ocean of the natural features of this paradisiacal area and hear the ocean’s voice roaring or be surprised with the massive natural Indian face, engraved thru time by the sculpturing action of the waves and the wind: The Stone Face. The trip will continue to the secluded Bay of Organo and the more commercial Bay of Maguey. Upon your return, immediately next to the cruise ship pier, you will look back upon an unforgettable experience during your stay in this port.
Language: English and Spanish
Included: Water in the buses and water or soda in the catamaran
Remarks/requirements: Comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent
Walking information: 100 metres on flat concrete
Wheelchair accessible: No
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