‘Huatulco’ is a deformation of Cuatolco, which means “place where water runs”, and it is very fitting because water doesn’t run only once, but rather nine times, for there are nine bays in Huatulco. And they are not only nine, because they are also beautiful and home to seagulls, cranes, pelicans, corals, dolphins, boas, and turtles. That is why the area was declared a protected zone, and why you should visit it: to lie on the beach and take this all in. If you manage to get up, a little over one hour away you will find the 30 “magical waterfalls” of Copaltilla.
Huatulco is considered a top-level tourist center because of its excellent infrastructure and the offer in hotels, cuisine, nightlife, and sports – diving, fishing, surfing, golfing are just some examples; but above all, because of the lovely nine bays and the 36 – as many as they seem – heavenly beaches. From a fishing town to the perfect resort, Huatulco has its own airport and satisfies every pocket and age, but everyone’s favorite activities are resting on the beach and releasing baby turtles.