Travel By Fingertip...Huatulco / Puerto Escondido

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Points of Interest in Huatulco / Puerto Escondido

Huatulco

Beaches

Nine sweeping bays, pristine beaches and tropical forests makes Huatulco the Mexican government's premieret great resort development area. Tangolunda Bay is the first to be developed and offers excellent beaches, reached via accommodating hotels. Just one bay over from Santa Cruz is La Entrega Beach, great for snorkeling and barbecued fish savored at beach palapa restaurants. The other bays and picture perfect beaches can be reached by boat. (See The Sporting Life below.)

Santa Cruz

Small fishing village that pre-dates the resort development. Lovely central plaza with bandstand, market, hotels, restaurants and harbor.

La Crucecita

Newly created town to match the resort development. Boutique and cafe ambience.

Puerto Angel

Small, sleepy village and bay equa distant from Huatulco and Puerto Escondido on Highway 200.
Puerto Escondido

Beaches

Playa Principal and Playa Marinera, excellent for swimming and swinging in a hammock, run parallel to the PZ (Pedestrian Zone). South of town is Zicatela Beach, a seemingly endless stretch, great for walking and watching board surfers challenge what is considered one of the 10 best surfing beaches in the world. Puerto Angelito, Manzanillo and Playa Bacocho are north of town, less trafficked and good for swimming. Best reached by boat.

Avenida Gasga

Main street that connects the PZ to the rest of town.

Turtle Biological Museum

Built in 1994, research/educational museum and aquarium depicting the sea-turtle's mysterious world. Addr: Mazunte Bay.

Manialtepec Lagoon

North of Puerto Escondido, lagoon with vegetation and water birds. Best explored by charter boat.