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Huatulco National Park (Parque Nacional Huatulco)
Huatulco National Park (Parque Nacional Huatulco)

Huatulco National Park (Parque Nacional Huatulco)

Parque Nacional Huatulco, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca

The Basics

Most visitors experience the beauty of Huatulco National Park on boat tours of the area’s deserted beaches and bays—some include time for snorkeling, diving, or relaxing on the beach, while others focus on whale- and dolphin-watching.

Back on dry land, wander through the park’s myriad pathways in the company of an expert birder or cover more ground with a thrilling ATV adventure instead. Most excursions to the 27,000-acre (10,900-hectare) Huatulco National Park feature a dedicated guide and round-trip transportation.

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Huatulco National Park Walking and Snorkeling Tour
Huatulco National Park Walking and Snorkeling Tour
star-5
$69.34 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Huatulco national park, and snorkeling and local fresh fish
Zguide very knowledgeable about history, nature, and entire region. Very personable and considerate. Excellent English. Van was spotless and tour tempi perfect. I highly recommend this tour and any tour offered by Tomas Vincente. If you lime to learn about trees, nature, plant and animals of the national park and also would like yo enjoy u spoiled quiet beaches this is a great tour.
drcynthiajacobsen, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Huatulco

star-5
Awesome natural sightseeing trip
Edward_E, Nov 2020
Huatulco National Park Sightseeing Cruise with Snorkeling in Maguey Bay
Excellent excursion and the guide Jose and his boat crew were very friendly, courteous and patient with all the quests. Only setback was the restaurant Gran Cameron didn't meet up our expectations but otherwise decent and great serving staff.
star-5
Huatulco is beautiful and with this...
Rosalinda G, Aug 2017
Huatulco National Park Sightseeing Cruise with Snorkeling in Maguey Bay
Huatulco is beautiful and with this tour you get to see amazing places. A must!!! Do bring pesos because you lose money if you use dollars. People in Huatulco are the friendliest. I will be back
star-4
These boat trips are always fun, but...
Robert D, Jul 2018
Huatulco National Park Sightseeing Cruise with Snorkeling in Maguey Bay
These boat trips are always fun, but we were a little weary afterwards when they dropped us off. It seemed pretty random who picked up who as we were in a different van. Overall, the experience was pretty great. Maybe a little too much time for lunch, but we saw a whale on our trip back in.
star-5
Hose was awesome! We loved the...
Joanne L, Dec 2016
Huatulco National Park Sightseeing Cruise with Snorkeling in Maguey Bay
Hose was awesome! We loved the snorkelling and boat tor. Fod at restaurant was delicious. Make sure to have Pesos, US exchange rate offered at the restaurant is not great.
star-5
Very nice trip, plenty of dolphins...
Benjamin E, May 2015
Huatulco National Park Sightseeing Cruise with Snorkeling in Maguey Bay
Very nice trip, plenty of dolphins on the way, good swimming beach and excellent food, very entertaining crew
star-4
We really like this trip the guys...
Eduardo D, Apr 2014
Huatulco National Park Sightseeing Cruise with Snorkeling in Maguey Bay
We really like this trip the guys who ran the tour were excellent !, the only problem is they did not give us a time for the pick up at the hotel and we waited a really long time you need to call the hotel and tell people what time you're going to be there the number on the site print out was not local ,do not charge for drinks we paid $18 extra and everyone got drinks anyway four and a half stars
star-5
very well organized and great...
barry R, Feb 2015
Huatulco National Park Sightseeing Cruise with Snorkeling in Maguey Bay
very well organized and great guide.....I would definitely recommend the tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bird lovers won’t want to miss Huatulco National Park, which is home to hummingbirds, hawks, and more.

  • Pack plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bug spray before taking a trip to Huatulco National Park.

  • For the best views over Huatulco National Park, don’t miss the La Entrega viewpoint.

  • Huatulco National Park is not fully wheelchair or stroller accessible.

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How to Get There

Situated on the Oaxaca coastline, Huatulco National Park is a roughly 6-hour drive from Oaxaca City. The easiest way to get there is by flying into Huatulco International Airport, before taking a taxi to the town of La Crucecita. From there, you can charter boat tours from Santa Cruz Bay (Playa Santa Cruz).

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When to Get There

There’s no bad time to visit the forests and beaches of Huatulco National Park, but you’re more likely to get the place to yourself if you vacation during the winter low season—except the Christmas holiday period. Otherwise, visit outside of the May–September rainy season to avoid getting caught in a downpour.

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Best Beaches in Huatulco

There are nine bays that make up the Huatulco coastline and more than 30 individual beaches. Playa Maguey is a quiet option that’s also accessible by car, while Tangolunda Bay is a near-deserted haven for strong swimmers. Alternatively, if you’ve got limited time in the region, Chahue Beach is situated right next to the town of La Crucecita.

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