Huatulco - Local Archeology

Hike through this archeological park, which spans 86.5 acres and features incredible views of the mouth of the Copalita River.

  • Amazing views of the Tangolunda Bay and a photo op in front of the giant colored letters spelling out HUATULCO.
  • Copalita Ruins site, a cultural and meeting center
  • Spectacular views overlooking Copalita River
  • Shopping at the local communities
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

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  • From

    $ 92

  • Notices

    Comfortable walking shoes and clothes for a tropical climate, along with a hat, sunglasses, and insect repellent

Just 15 minutes from the pier, we can enjoy amazing views of Huatulco’s second of nine bays. Most of the resorts at Tangolunda Bay (meaning Pretty Woman Bay) are five stars. We will take an air-conditioned van another ten minutes to the Eco-Archeological Park of La Bocana Copalita, which stretches over 86.5 acres. Archeologists have worked here over ten years to explore and restore the ancient constructions. After our host receives us, he will tell us the rules to respect. The park features archeological remains dating from the year 900 BC. to 1,000 A.D., including the ball court, located in the central portion of the park, as well as a building to the south. The stone known popularly as the ‘Sacrifice Stone’ sits on the edge of the cliff, with a spectacular view over the coast. Other points of cultural interest include the remains of terraces, platforms, structures, and other diverse stones. Archeologists state that the community at Bocana del Río Copalita was a commercial partner with the Mayan people to the southeast, with Zoques from what is now Chiapas, and with groups from central Mexico, particularly with the Teotihuacanos. It was also a break-off settlement from Monte Albán in Oaxaca City. In the central part of the property there is a wetland formed by rainwater and the flooding from the Copalita River. At the end of the exploration, we will visit the exhibit about the local communities from the coast and the surrounding Sierra Madre mountains, where you can buy some coffee, handicrafts, books, and maybe some natural cocoa to make chocolate at home. The trip back to the ship takes around 20 minutes.

Practical information:

  • Language: English and Spanish

  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes and clothes for a tropical climate, along with a hat, sunglasses, and insect repellent

  • Walking information: The dirt bath is flat, with about 220 yards of up-hill walking

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.