Huatulco, Mexico – An Idyllic Tropical Escape!

Huatulco Mexico Map

During our cruise of Mexico’s Pacific coast on our sailboat Groovy, our absolutely most favorite place was the Bays of Huatulco.

This is a gorgeous 10 mile stretch of coast at the southern end of Mexico, just west of the Gulf of Tehuantepec and 250 miles or so from the Guatemala border.

It is dotted with about unique 25 anchorages that range in temperament and amentities from being utterly remote — just you and the osprey — to being immersed in the action of beach-side tropical resorts, to being just an easy dinghy ride from a charming fishing village.

DVD - Volume 2

DVD #2 in our series

The second video in our DVD series “Cruising Mexico Off the Beaten Path” gives lots of pointers and tips for cruising this area, including many detailed aerial maps explaining where the best snorkeling is, where to anchor out of the swell, where the calmest swimming beach is for young kids, etc. (this info is not covered in detail in the popular cruising guides).

The following links are all of our blog posts from Huatulco, given in chronological order.  We stopped there for a few weeks in the spring of 2011 on our way south and then stopped again for three months in the winter of 2011-2012 on our way back north.


Oaxaca cathedral

DVD #3 in our series

Ancient Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban

Ancient Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban

Inland Travel from Huatulco

If you leave your boat in Huatulco, it is an easy bus ride to get to the vibrant colonial city of Oaxaca, the evocative Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban and Mitla, and to visit traditional rug weavers and petrified waterfalls.

The third video in our DVD series, “Cruising Mexico Off the Beaten Path” provides loads of info for how to put together an inland trip to see all these wonders!

Following are our blog posts from our trip: