Santa Cruz Huatulco Hotels

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  • Reviews: 204

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Las Brisas: Great place for the beach

The resort is getting older but is still in nice shape. It is spread out on a hill and you can burn off many calories getting around. You have a choice of walking (many stairs) or taking little carts. There are 3 beaches that all have gentle slopes and small waves. Across the bay at other resorts the slope is steep and there is an undertow that can cause a problem for kids.

The staff were great, rooms clean, and the area clean.

Biggest problem.....the food was horrible........

The three beaches. On beach had a coral reef about 30 feet from the sand. Very nice.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Beaches
  • Written January 19, 2009
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  • fairf profile photo fairf
  • Reviews: 2

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Canadian Resorts: Nice but pricey, close to beach

Nicely located.
The mariner/seaman theme was cute. Was nice and comfortable. Only the habitations are fully enclosed between walls so you have a nice breeze in the "corridors" at night.

We didn't have any reservation, just dropped in.

Service was nothing exceptional, a bit pricey overall.

They have their restaurant, tourism service, pool and a small salon which feature a pool table.

In front of the small port of Bahia de Santa Cruz.
Walking distance to artisan shops, pharmacy, banks, playa Santa Cruz which was nice.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written July 18, 2008

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  • scheel1430 profile photo scheel1430
  • Reviews: 4

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Camino Real Zaashila: Camino Real Zaashila

This resort is located in Tangolunda and sits on its own private section of beach on the bay. We stayed at this resort during our trip last June. We were astounded by the beauty of the resort, the remarkable service, the ease of our stay, and the cleanliness of the rooms and common areas.

Camino Real Zaashila is for travelers who want a worry-free and relaxing trip. On-site, the Zaashila has three restaurants, two bars, numerous pools and sunbathing areas and access to its exclusive beach. There is also a concierge that can arrange extra activities like snorkeling, trips up the mountain, etc.. We used the concierge to find us a fishing captain and car rental and were very pleased.

Upon our second visit we had problems with our reservations. In fact, we'd traveled with family and reserved a large group of rooms way in advance of our trip. To our disappointment, the Camino Real Zaashila could not honor our reservations and were not quick to remedy the situation. I don't know that I'd take the risk again because of my own bad experience but the resort overall is wonderful.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Luxury Travel, Family Travel, Spa and Resort
  • Written May 22, 2007

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  • cherylll profile photo cherylll
  • Reviews: 60

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Huatulco Barcelo beach resort: Best location on Tangolunda bay

This is an all-Inclusive resort.

The view from the beach front looking onto the Bay is absolutly spectacular!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Family Travel, Beaches
  • Written March 14, 2007
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  • klasher profile photo klasher
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Barcelo: All Inclusive

This hotel would classify as a 3 star in the US. The grounds were clean and well maintained. The room was spacious but HOT! We are from Texas, and can deal with some heat-but this was too much. We finally recieved a fan and this was sufficient to keep us comfortable. We spent most of the time on their spectacular beach.

The beach was beautiful and the pool was nice as well. I think we used the pool one time-just to go to the swim up bar. The pool was packed with Mexican vacationers where the beach was empty-bonus for us!!

The food was mediocre, but hell-what do you expect for all inclusive? Also, I think they were putting some kind of filler in the food because after a couple of bites I would be full for the rest of the day! I can put away some food, but even after whitewater rafting for 8 hours, I was still not very hungry.

One great feature of the hotel is that room service is included in the all-inclusive deal. We would order breakfast every morning and enjoy it on our ocean front patio.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Eco-Tourism, Jungle and Rain Forest
  • Written September 26, 2006
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  • galat profile photo galat
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Las Brisas Hotel: Sunset place

All inclusive.
Pro: Nice architectural design as a little towns hanging in the mountain. The beautiful beaches and rugged coast
Con: Internal transportation to rooms.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Fishing
  • Written September 19, 2005
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  • martij2 profile photo martij2
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Camino Real Zaashila: Great rate for upscale atmosphere

Our air-conditioned room overlooked the pool and the beach, and didn't have that "musty" smell that a lot of beach resorts have. If you are looking for lots of poolside activities and a beach full of sea-toys, this isn't the place for you, but it was perfect for us.

The in-pool chaise lounges are about as good as it gets, and the beach palapas provide shade when you've have enough of the 90+ degree heat.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches
  • Written June 6, 2005
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  • marktynernyc profile photo marktynernyc
  • Reviews: 530
Quinta Real Huatulco: intimate and lux....

I didn't stay here but did have dinner and drinks a couple nights. Non-inclusive, only 28 rooms - intimate and lux. Impeccable design, lush landscaping, great restaurant. If you're traveling solo this might be a better option than the 130 room Camino Real.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written February 10, 2004
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  • marktynernyc profile photo marktynernyc
  • Reviews: 530

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Camino Real Zaashila: beautiful setting....

Beautiful lush landscaping, attractive architecture, good to excellent food, one of the most beautiful pools I've ever seen, the best beach, personable staff. One of only 2 non-inclusive on Tangolunda Bay. All rooms have an ocean view - though mine was slightly obscured by palm trees. Delux rooms have plunge pools.

Only criticism - the room is a bit institutional - tropical print bed spreads and curtain, mis-match furniture and no carpets means you may hear your next door neighbor stomping about in the morning. Good bathroom.

Would defintely come here with friends.

The free form pool with built in chais lounges along the water's edge was great for sipping mezcal and still staying cool.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written January 14, 2004
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Zaashila, Camino Real


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  • Ronald_T profile photo Ronald_T
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Hotel Suites Begonias…: Strange visitors on the room...


I think everyone among us had strange visitors on their hotel room sometimes. Special when you are in warm countries. At least I had a lot in Australia, and also here I found this grasshopper on our room. After taken a picture we put it nice and gently outside were it belong ;-)


  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written May 13, 2003
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Grasshopper on the room...


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  • Ronald_T profile photo Ronald_T
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Hotel Suites Begonias…: For us, Huatulco's best Hotel...


Hotel “Suites Begonias” is a three star hotel. It is a very clean place with big rooms and a friendly staff. Colour cable T.V. for people who need that on their vacation.




You can sleep here, watching TV and do everything what you like ;-)

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 13, 2003
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  • Ronald_T profile photo Ronald_T
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Hotel Suites Begonias…: General hotel info...


Huatulco has a hotel infrastructure of a high level. Five-star hotels are located at the Tangolunda Bay. The Santa Cruz and Chahué Bays have four-star hotels. At the place “La Crucecita”, four and three-star hotels…

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written May 13, 2003
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Hotel Begonia and Restaurant Oasis...


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