Huatulco (wha-tool-koh) is
located on Mexico’s Pacific coast. It’s not as well known - yet! - as some of Mexico’s other resorts, because it’s been in existence for just 20 years.
Hutaulco is the country's first eco-tourism resort area. It is a 35-kilometre stretch of nine bays, coves and inlets… and 36 beaches, many still accessible only by boat. Tangolunda Bay is the most developed, but with just six resorts
even it isn’t crowded.
An 18-hole golf course, boat cruises, shopping and an artisans’ market beckon beyond the beach.
The charming little Castillo
Huatulco is my favourite resort.
Randy and Barb Marcotte from Sudbury have been four times and rave about it. “The staff is fantastic, shopping and restaurants
great, the Scotia bank is just a block away, and we love the beach club.” They pause. “Do you really have to tell everyone about it?”
The climate also gets their rave reviews. (Monica from the tourist board had to think when I asked her if it ever rained all day during
the rainy season. “Yes, it did -- fourteen years ago,” she replied.)
But though Huatulco continues
to expand, it’s still largely undiscovered. The area now has two stoplights, something so unusual that the week before they were
installed, the local radio station
gave instructions on how they work.
Why not discover this charming
“new” corner of Mexico for
Sunwing Vacations offers winter packages to Huatulco from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.