This region is best known for it's great surf! After surfers discovered this region and started competing here in 2003, its popularity has grown tremendously. La Bocana beach is about a 15 minute drive east of Santa Cruz (10 minutes from Tangolunda) and costs about $6-8 for a taxi ride from the resort area.
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This is one of the most popular and well known bays in Huatulco mainly due to the fact that almost all the luxury resorts, such as Camino Real, reside on this bay. Although most of its beaches are owned by the resort properties, there is public access that will bring you down to the Tangolunda beachfront.
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Camino Real Zaashila
This hotel is profiled as its own region because of its unique set-up and offering to travelers. Including both regular hotel rooms and suites as well as private condo/villa rentals - the variety and cost of accommodations at this resort stand alone in the luxury resort category.
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This region is home to many great tourist spots including marinas, shops, the local artisan market, restaurants, etc. Santa Cruz houses one of the main marinas (from which many of the boat tours leave) as well as the harbor where cruise ships dock.
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This bay resides about a mile from Cruceccita and Santa Cruz and offers accessibility to restaurants, hotels, and a few bars. This 2000 foot stretch of beach offers moderate swimming conditions likely best for experienced swimmers (like many of Huatulco's beachfronts). At the end of the eastern stretch of this beach, you'll find a marina where many of the region's boaters showcase their prized yachts.
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Located east of the central Tangolunda region, Arrocito beach offers 300 feet of beachfront and a safe swimming area with small waves and shallower depths. In short, this area provides access to the best ocean swimming conditions in Huatulco.
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Conejos Bay includes four beaches: Arena, Ounta Arenas, Conejos and Tejoncito. This bay is very peaceful and is often free of crowds. Located two miles east of Tangolunda Bay, only five to ten minutes by taxi, it offers accessibility to the towns and resorts without being in the middle of it all.
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This is one area you won't be able to easily find information on. It is truly off the beaten path and if it were up to the villa owners in this region, it would certainly remain this way.
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Playa El Violin
Describing the experience of Playa el Violin is challenging with just words as it offers such a richly sensorial experience. Driving to the region takes less than 10 minutes from the main resort areas or the town of Santa Cruz.
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