Even though Huatulco is still in Oaxaca, Mexico it’s completely different than the city of Oaxaca.
You feel like you’ve been catapulted into the middle of a hidden rainforest/beach town where everything is green & extremely well maintained.
The hotels are awesome & the center of the town is a cheap travelers paradise, I immediately fell in love with it all as soon as we arrived 🙂
The town of Huatulco has a ton of different shops & restaurants and is small enough so that you can easily walk the entire thing.
One of the days we were there we had the taxi driver drop us off at the front of town so we could walk to an Italian food place for dinner & on our walk we passed about 10 Mescal (similar to Tequila) shops offering free shots. Needless to say, we took them up on the offers and by the time we reached the restaurant there was no need to spend money on drinks anymore. That’s a win in my book 🙂
Really how much more perfect can it get?
We didn’t just eat & drink in Huatulco though, we also loaded our schedules with the most incredible tours & adventures.
One of the things I love most about Mexico is that there are much less rules, which opens up a lot more opportunities to do and see incredible things. I’ve been on multiple scuba diving and motorcycle tours and have never experienced the raw, unaltered side of nature like I did in these two.
And because I want you guys to have crazy amazing experiences too, here are all details of the tours I took!
If you have any questions about our tour guides or how we found the tours feel free to email me using my contact page!
Our first day in Huatulco we headed to La Playa Entrega to have lunch and spend the day on the beach. At the beach, we met the local tour guide “El Gato” who took us on a boat tour of the 6 islands, and ended it with a snorkeling session and cave dive.
I know sounds incredible right? $40 for both of us, no joke.
El Gato gave us a history of the Islands and Huatulco in general and even pointed out some houses belonging to famous artists and musicians.
We saw sea turtles, swam with a school of fish, found some crazy pieces of coral, andddd the here comes the best part… I held a Blowfish. So cool & so out of this world.
& it just kept getting better, we also went cave diving with El Gato. He helped us time our entrance perfectly so that we were in sync with the water entering and exiting the cave. Once the water came out, we went in and swam to the top. Sounds simple but definitely isn’t.
The off-road tour was out.of.this.world.
They picked us up from our hotel in a giant bus and took us to where the ride begins. We were then given helmets, a quad, and basic instructions on how to operate them.
On the tour, we followed our guide through a forest, over some rivers, into a field of giant banana trees and ended up at our halfway point: a fruit stand in the middle of huge iguana trees.
Look Ba-na-naaaas! ^ (Name that movie!)
Now either you love or hate the idea of Iguana trees, but let me clarify real quick before you make any harsh decisions.
The Iguana tree’s were not crawling with Iguanas, It’s basically “Where’s Waldo”.
You get together as a group and search for one until someone finally yells “Found one!” and points everyone in the right direction. Awesome, and definitely a team bonding experience.
We all then headed back out on the quads and rode to the beaches, where we stopped briefly along the only beach which will completely flip your sense of direction upside down.
We were on what they call the elbow of Mexico meaning north, south, east & west are not where they should be.
Our last stop was at another beach along the coast and where we had time to swim, relax and eat lunch.
This beach was BEAUTIFUL, not crowded at all, and had the best food!
What are some of your favorite tours that you’ve taken?
Catch up with you soon,