The resort area of Huatulco is comprised of four main regions with varying landscapes. Best known for its isolated and beautiful bays that rest against a backdrop of the Sierra Madre del Sur, the area is a mix of rocky hills and lush tropical jungle. Higher end resorts are located in the region of Tangolunda; the smaller region of the town of Santa Cruz possesses a marina and beach of the same name; the La Crucecita region provides a true Mexican ambience and the greatest number of nightspots; and, nestled between Santa Cruz and Tangolunda is the region of Chahue. When in Huatulco, live as the locals do – enjoy outdoor sports and water activities in the cool mornings, savor lunch and a Mexican siesta in the early afternoon, pick up the pace with some late afternoon shopping and then relax a little after a late supper. Fiesta begins around 10 p.m. and the clubs remain open until early morning. For those who want to swap their T-shirts and shorts for a dressier nightlife attire, the area has lively discos where the locals are happy to mix and mingle with visitors.
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Spanish; English widely spoken in tourist areas
The Mexican peso is the local currency; US dollar widely accepted
Please be advised that effective December 1, 2012, local purchases in Mexico can only be paid using Mexican pesos or credit card. Passengers can exchange their USD or CAD currency at the departing or arriving airports, a currency exchange service in destination, and some hotel lobbies (subject to availability).
110 volts, similar to Canada and the US
Huatulco is located on Mexico's Pacific coast