Huatulco vacations for every travel style

With the Sierra Madre Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, Huatulco offers plenty of opportunities for both exploration and relaxation. Home to picturesque bays, a vibrant culture and world-class resorts, this beautiful destination is an up-and-coming vacation hotspot in Pacific Mexico. To help you start planning your own tropical getaway to Huatulco, we put together a list of vacation ideas for every travel style.

Three people riding bikes past a colourful Huatulco sign overlooking the coast
For cultural enthusiasts: Barcelo Huatulco

If you like immersing yourself in local culture, an ideal place to stay during your getaway is Barceló Huatulco, which is located near the quaint towns of La Crucecita and Santa Cruz. Take a quick five-minute taxi ride into La Crucecita to explore the town at your own pace or arrange a guided city tour with Sunwing Experiences. Browse local shops for handmade souvenirs, sample authentic Oaxacan cuisine at the town’s restaurants and explore picturesque attractions like the La Crucecita’s church. Back at the hotel, you can lounge by the sprawling pool while the kids play at the Barcy Water Park before you enjoy a delicious meal together at the resort’s Mexican restaurant, El Agave.

Hot tubs with rose petals and relaxing infinity pool overlooking the coast
For luxury-seekers: Secrets Huatulco

Plan a luxurious getaway to the adults only Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa. Nestled in a secluded bay overlooking Huatulco’s unique rocky coastline, this top-rated resort offers all you need for a luxurious vacation, including world-class service, elegant suites and top-notch amenities. Head to the Secrets Spa by Pevonia® for a pampering massage, an authentic Temazcal treatment or a soak in the breathtaking hydrotherapy area overlooking the ocean. In the evenings, watch the sunset over the horizon at the rooftop bar while sipping on top-shelf spirits before heading back to your sprawling suite with spectacular ocean views.

Aerial shot of resort overlooking the ocean with two golden-sand beaches
For beach lovers: Las Brisas Huatulco

Does your ideal vacation include soaking up the sun beachside with a good book in hand? When you stay at Las Brisas Huatulco, you have not one but FOUR picturesque private beaches to choose from. Each beach offers a different atmosphere, including the main beach with bar service and another beach offering water sports such as kayaking and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of a nearby coral reef. Want to take your beach escape to the next level? Embark on the Paradise Found Cruise with Sunwing Experiences to explore Huatulco’s nine bays and breathtaking shores – you might even spot turtles, whales and dolphins on the horizon.

Family of four paddle boarding across the ocean
For fun-loving families: Dreams Huatulco

There’s never a dull moment at Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa. This Sunwing favourite resort offers non-stop activities both day and night that all ages will love like Euro-bungee, kayaking, yoga and movies on the beach. The Explorer’s Club for Kids also features a fun-filled program with sandcastle competitions, treasure hunts, weekly campouts on the beach and much more. Plus, if you visit between July and December you may have the chance to participate in the resort’s turtle release program (ask the resort concierge for more details). Looking for an excursion that everyone in the family will love? Hike through the jungles of the Sierra Madre Mountains to swim in the refreshing waters of Emerald Falls.

Set tables on a terrace overlooking the ocean at night with lanterns
For decadent diners: Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco

If dining is at the top of your vacation wish list, you’ll love the picturesque restaurant options at Camino Real Zaashila Huatulco. The resort is built on a picturesque hillside overlooking the golden-sand shores of Rincon Sabroso Beach and features Mediterranean-inspired architecture and décor. Indulge in a fresh seafood lunch at the alfresco Beach Club Zaashila or sample delicious Mexican cuisine at the open-air à la carte restaurant, Chez Binni. For a romantic evening, head to Azul Profundo restaurant which overlooks the coast; reservations must be made in advance and select dishes like lobster, steak and duck are available at an extra cost. When you’re not sampling all the cuisine offerings, you can lounge by the sprawling oceanview pool while younger guests play at the kids club.

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