Mexico on the mind? Try Huatulco on the southern Pacific coast. Why? Let’s start with its nine, beautiful bays, surrounded by untouched, protected tropical woodland. Now add a dash of the Oaxaca state's unique culture and cuisine, best sampled in Huatulco’s low-key town centre. The clincher? The resorts, spread out and isolated, inviting indulgence on your own slice of this natural paradise.

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Heading for a holiday to Huatulco, Mexico? Peruse our packages for the best flight and hotel bundles from Canada. Find all-inclusive resorts or hotels overlooking one of Huatulco's bays like Tangolunda Bay and its amazing golf course nearby. Try the best things to do in Huatulco, from snorkelling and surfing to fishing and swimming.

HUATULCO TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

Language

Spanish

What to eat

Staples of Oaxacan cuisine: anything with mole (a complex, chili-based sauce), quesillo (Oaxacan string cheese), chapulines (grasshoppers!) and tlayudas (a large tortilla topped with refried beans, meat and more).

What to bring back

Handwoven rugs, bags or pieces of clothing, alebrijes (colourful wood-carved animal figurines) and a bottle of mezcal.

Fun Fact

Before resorts started lining the Oaxaca state’s Pacific coast, the area around Huatulco was mainly known for growing coffee. You can still find coffee plantations dotting the region—plan excursions to nearby coffee farms like Finca El Pacífico or La Gloria to learn the local roasting process and score organic beans right from the source.

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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