Right outside your hotel in Tangolunda; more than a dozen good beaches to choose from
La Bocana beach, Barra de la Cruz, 20 km east is great. Summer and fall are the best.
Lots of variety, some organized tours, beach restaurants rent gear. There are many good sites in the bays around Huatulco with interesting rock formations and an abundance of fish. Try El Maguey Bay and Playa La Entrega.
sunken wreck of Playa San Agustin; some reefs
bikes for rent in La Crucecita
sport fishing at Santa Cruz bay or area tour operators
hiking to virgin beaches; watch out for strong sun
a good place to walk
One 18-hole course, at Tangolunda
Rafting on Copalito River, class II & sometimes III
Booze cruises, bay cruises, and slightly more upscale stuff
A lovely place to sail, and a new marina; sunset cruises for the masses
Relatively inexpensive seafood, two French restaurants, Oaxacan specialties
Not yet a bastion of art or culture
On Santa Cruz and Tangolunda bays
There are discos and bars, nothing outrageous but easy to meet people
Tennis clinics at Gala, courts at 5-star hotels.
Interesting selection if limited quantity of crafts from Oaxaca's interior, including wool rugs and black pottery.
Not a high point
English-language blockbusters at new cineplex in La Crucecita
Backed by mountains; coffee plantation tours access foothills
Copalito River drains here; rafting and kayak tours rainy season
It's all about the beautiful bays.
Best Western in Chahue
Limited camping on area beaches
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