Ocean swimming (with some waves) at several coves; avoid beaches with strong surf. Extremely dangerous currents.
Zicatela is one of the best in the world with a huge shore break up to 30 feet. Strong currents. For experts only. November surf competition
Fair snorkeling at Carrizalillo and Puerto Angelito
dive shop at Hotel Mayflower
nice and flat, with hills if you want a challenge
fishermen in pangas on Playa Principal
Avoid midday heat; lots of walking on the beach and in town.
closest course in Huatulco (2 hours)
some sheltered coves but lots of rough surf
local fishermen give turtle tours
Why not? It's the blue Pacific.
tasty seafood and ethnic dishes; inexpensive to moderate
Low-key bars and clubs favoring Marley and techno
lots of hammock time for dedicated readers
On SundaysGina Machorro leads cultural walking tours.
Spanish School, few distractions
Only Best Western has tennis courts
mainly souvenir quality, although improving
stalls and small shops, nothing exciting
one small DVD theater at Zicatela Beach
fishing and sportfishing tournament in November
Tropics meet the beach
World famous surfing beach
Some rivers nearby
Surrounded by ranchland in places like Nopala
Very much in the countryside
Small town, formerly large village
Lots of young singles, bar scene, beach scene
A super place for a relaxed lifestyle
Condusive to a moderate, beach-oriented lifestyle
Doesn't get much better than this
Groovy if you don't mind humidity
The good surf and Mexican palapa style ambiance attracts a large under 30 European crowd.
Plenty of gringos here
Lots of interaction among locals and foreigners
2.5 hours away, outside Huatulco
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