Huatulco serves up a natural playground for adventurers, with its string of sandy beaches stretching along Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast, lowland jungles flanking the Coyula and Copalito Rivers, and backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains. Here are some top options for outdoor activities around Mexico’s Huatulco Bay.
The best way to discover Huatulco’s tropical rain forest is from the seat of an all-terrain vehicle, and a guided tour means you can venture off-road for a thrilling ride. Zip through the jungle in the Sierra Madre foothills, visit Huatulco attractions like the Finca la Gloria coffee plantation, or take a swim at Playa San Agustín or Llano Grande waterfall.
Surfing and Snorkeling
The many beaches and bays of Huatulco National Park offer ample opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and water sports. Dive into the clear waters of Maguey Bay, where you can snorkel amid schools of colorful reef fish; look out for sea turtles, whales, and dolphins along the coast; or take a surfing class.
The wild waters of the Copalita River (Río Copalita) are the perfect place to experience the thrill of white-water rafting. Paddle over gentle Class I rapids, admire magnificent views of the surrounding rain forest, or get your adrenaline pumping as you tackle Class III waves.
Satisfy your hunger for adventure on a zipline canopy tour: fly through the treetops and enjoy spectacular aerial views of Tangolunda Bay. Alternatively, try canyoneering in the Zimatán River canyon and challenge yourself as you rappel down waterfalls, dive into natural pools, and explore underground caves.