Copalita Ruins Tours

Copalita Ruins
Still relatively unknown to tourists, the Copalita Ruins sit on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the Huatulco resort area. Remnants of pyramids, temples, a ball court, and a pre-Hispanic lighthouse dot the lush landscape of the archaeological park, which also includes a massive stone believed to have once been used in sacrifices.

The Basics
Travelers to the Oaxaca coast shouldn’t miss a visit to the Copalito Ruins, an archaeological park near the Copalita River with wooded trails, a museum, and ruins that date back more than 2,000 years. Home to some 60 different species of animals and a wide variety of indigenous birds, this spot is a haven for nature and wildlife lovers. Visit the park independently or on a hassle-free day trip from Puerto Escondido with round-trip transport.  

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Visit the Copalita Ruins independently or on a day trip from Puerto Escondido.
  • The archaeological park is open daily, and offers a site museum, restrooms, and parking.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces
  • Bring bug repellent, sunblock, a hat or sunglasses, and plenty of water.

How to Get There
The Copalita Ruins are located on Boulevard Tangolunda-Copalita, just minutes from La Crucecita. Most visitors arrive by taxi or as part of a guided tour. For those looking to save money, collectivo taxis are available to shuttle passengers to and from the park.

When to Get There
The archaeological park is open daily from 8am to 5pm, and there really isn’t a bad time to visit. It receives just a fraction of the visitors of some of the larger archaeological sites in Oaxaca, so you can visit just about any time without having to worry about crowds.
  
La Crucecita
Originally built as the service town for the Huatulco resort area, La Crucecita has the feel of a small Mexican town. It’s located just minutes from the Copalita Ruins and serves as a jumping off point for exploring Huatulco’s nine different bays. Here, visitors can sample Oaxacan cuisine and shop for artisan crafts at the traditional La Probadita market.    
Address: Boulevard Tangolunda-Copalita, tramo 15, Bahias de Huatulco, Oaxaca 70989, Mexico
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PYRAMIDS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

From couple hundred archeological sites opened officially to the public there are only 2 sites in Mexico by the water, One is Tulum in the "Mexican Caribean" and the other one is right here in Huatulco, opened on October 2010 gives you a unique eco-archeological concep, incredible view points and ancient structures dating back more than 2000 years.Tour last 3 hours and teach you about the different (cultural groups) inhabiting this part of the country, plus the feeling to be in touch with the amazing jungle.
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Whitewater Rafting Level I at Copalita River

Experience the softer side of white-water rafting during a 3-hour raft ride on the Copalita River from Huatulco. Ideal for families, this relaxed rafting experience lets you observe the diverse flora and fauna that inhabits Copalita River and its surroundings: see boat-billed herons, orioles, and other birds in danger of extinction as you paddle on gentle Class I rapids. All equipment and hotel pickup and drop-off in Huatulco are included.
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Copalita Archaeological Site and Beach Break Day Trip from Puerto Escondido

Discover the archaeological zone of Copalita, located along the shores next to the Pacific Ocean, on this 11-hour guided trip from Puerto Escondido. See three pyramidal bases, a pre-Hispanic lighthouse, and the on-site museum that showcases the history of the 16 ethnic groups that exist in the state of Oaxaca. After sightseeing, relax on a beach and swim and snorkel to your heart’s content. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Private tour of magical waterfalls, huatulco experience

Explore Oaxaca’s beautiful Sierra region. A little over an hour is all it takes to transport you to this paradise. Upon arrival to Llano Grande waterfalls you will have a chance to swim in the invigorating waters and demonstrate your "Tarzan" skills swinging over the falls and into the crystal clear water, then off to a local coffee plantation where you are given an explanation of the coffee-growing process. Afterwards, you will join the family for a typical lunch. Includes: A/C Van, english speaking professional guides, entrance fee to the waterfalls, lunch at the coffee plantation, drinks aboard vehicle.
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