Santa Cruz Huatulco Travel Guide
Santa Cruz Huatulco
Santa Cruz harbour.
Santa Cruz beach.
Time for a local beer.
Santa Cruz Huatulco
Beautiful beaches and mountains
Walking through town
We took a cab to the local hardware store to pick something up. Since it was about 15 block to the downtown area, we decided to walk around. It was so nice and peaceful. It was a chance to see somespots that were out of the way from most touristy places.We went to a pharmacy...
Church on the Main Plaza
Like most Latin American towns, the central park has a church on one side. We were in town in the early evening and found that the church was open. The whole downtown was lively. We decided to go to the church to take in the beauty of it.
Zip Line - Rancho Tangolunda
Once we tried a Zipline in Cancun the year before, we got hooked. The zipline here was through the jungle and was by far better then the one in Cancun.My wife and daughter thought the guy running the thing was hot......whatever....It was a nice trip but the scenery was not...
found our tropical paradise
There aren’t many one runway, open air, jungle style international airports in the world but when you find one, it’s normally a good idea to plan a trip there. Ko Samui Thailand, in the Bay of Bengal also comes to mind but in this instance we’re talking southern pacific...
Las Cupulas, Quinta Real: perfect view of Tangolunda Bay...
The Quinta is one of two non-inclusive's on Tangolunda Bay. It is an intimate hotel comprising 28 rooms, lushly landscaped, impeccable design details and a perfect view of the bay. For dinner I started with a seabass and octopus ceviche with cactus salad in a soya and...
Don Porfio's: Lot's of Fun
The whole experience was great. Went with a co-worker and his family. The drinks were cold. The food was very tasty. The service was quick.The staff would goof around and have a mock show with little instruments. They manage to get my kids and one of Arnie's daughters up...
The Tipsy Blowfish: Nice little Pub
This was located on one side of the central park. It is a small pub but the drinks were cold and the staff was friendly.(Personally I thought the waiteress should have been a model).This was a great spot to watch people wandering by around the main square.
Getting around Huatulco is easy and inexpensive by taxi. One can easily determine the fare as it is posted on the dashboard of the taxi. There are many taxi stands around town and the cabs are clean. Our most expensive fare was $5 US and was to Santa Cruz.
Taking a water taxi is also very popular in Huatulco. You are been able to take a small boat from or too the beach you want. Those water taxis are cheaper then a normal taxi as they take more then one group/family with them. And in the mean time they can fish as well…
La Crucecita: Sarongs From Indonesia
La Crucecita has a large selection of shops that sell pottery, sarongs, clothes and crafts. Not being much of a shopper, I only browsed through the items quickly. I wanted to buy a sarong and found that most of the items that are sold here are from Indonesia-I could not find...
Ask for your tab
Unlike most American restaurants, the servers will not bring you your tab after dinner or drinks before you ask for it. You can wait and wait and wait but they will not bring it until you ask. To do so, say "La Cuenta, por favor."
Written May 22, 2007
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- Food and Dining
- Family Travel
Danger in Huatulco
I recently had my face beaten to a pulp in a bar in Huatulco. When I checked with a witness she told me that some weeks previously she had been savagely attacked in the street and her bag cut from her with a knife as she lay writhing from the pain of the blows to her face....
Boat ride rip off
There are several great places to snorkle in Huatulco. We went to the harbor where the boat owners practically attack you as soon as you get out of the car. We told the captain we wanted to drive to this one area, and he told us it was inaccessible by car. He charged us $80...
Coffee plantation tour...its not even in operation
We were lucky as we didn't book the coffe plantation tour, but many did, and all said the same; it was over priced and the plantation itself has been closed for about 4 years and there wasn't even a coffee tree to be seen anywhere!!
Cacti in Mexico
Please see my 'crafts and Tourist attractions' page for the full write up.To me the talk was boring ----well, no, not boring but it was hot and humid and my attention span was short. So I wandered around the place instead!My wife enjoyed the talk; once it was finished we...
Please see my 'craft and tourist attractions' page for the main write up.This was a 20 minute stop to have a brief talk about the basket weaving etc. and then you have an opportunity to buy the things!
Traditional herb garden
Please see my 'crafts and tourist attractions' page for the main write up.If you're English (or maybe from somewhere else that has strong gardening traditions) this may be a disappointing visit. The herb gardens are sparse but the hospitality is excellent.
tapas making demo
Please see my 'crafts and tourist attractions' page for my main write up.I didn't stay in the nut for the demo. My wife stayed in and enjoyed the talk but not the heat!I wandered around inside the church which seemed very down on its luck. I'm sure that all donations are...
Food, food, food
We like going out and have a great meal after a hard day of sitting on the beach. Since I did not write down the name of the restaurants, it is hard for me to write tips about them. We did find that most places we went to, the food was good to very good. The only bad place...
Catholic temple of Guadalupe…
Of course is there more to see like this beautiful Holy water font…This is the end of my Santa Cruz Huatulco page, but more will be found on my Santa Maria Huatulco and San Pedro Pochutla page as it is a part of our vacation here. I hope you all enjoyed as we enjoyed our...
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