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Cacaluta Bay (Bahia de Cacaluta) Tours

Cacaluta Bay (Bahia de Cacaluta)
Cacaluta Bay is the largest and least accessible of the Huatulco bays. This heart-shaped Oaxacan inlet, which served as a stunning backdrop to the blockbuster Mexican film Y Tu Mamá También, has good snorkeling just a short swim from shore. Its serene setting offers a nice alternative to the noise and excitement of Santa Cruz Bay.

The Basics
Two distinctly different beaches make up this scenic bay in Huatulco. Cacaluta Beach is the larger of the two, with soft white sand and blue-green water that stretches around a secluded cove. The bay’s smaller, pebbly Arroyo Beach is just as pretty, but with gentler waves. Visit Cacaluta Bay independently or on a Huatulco Bays sightseeing cruise. Tours typically visit five or seven of the nine bays and include stops for swimming and snorkeling.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Huatulco’s Bahia de Cacaluta is a must-see for nature and wildlife lovers.
  • Remember to bring sun protection and plenty of water, as the beach offers little shade.
  • Plan to carry enough food, water, and supplies for a day at the beach, as there are no amenities here.

How to Get There
The easiest way to visit Cacaluta Bay is by boat. You can also hike for about 20 minutes along a well-marked trail that leads from the main road to the beach. Taxis can drop you at the entrance to Cacaluta, but you’ll need to walk to the taxi stand at Maguey Beach, about half a mile (1 kilometer) away, to get a ride back into town.

When to Get There
Cacaluta Bay is lovely year-round; mornings offer better conditions and calmer waters for swimming and snorkeling. The rough, unpaved road that connects Cacaluta Bay with Huatulco’s other bays can be difficult to navigate during rainy season (May to October).

Cacaluta Bay Wildlife
Cacaluta Bay is home to an impressive array of wildlife and lots of indigenous birds, including several different kinds of sea birds. Many of the birds and other small animals make their home in the jungle surrounding the bay. In addition to bird-watching, the bay’s clear waters and ease of snorkeling from shore make it one of the best spots to see tropical fish and rays.
Address: Cacaluta Bay, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Huatulco National Park Walking and Snorkeling Tour

Huatulco National Park Walking and Snorkeling Tour

Discover Huatulco's National Park with a hike where you will enjoy contact with Nature and experince an amazing snorkeling adventure under the pristine waters of Huatulco where you will see the coral plates shelter millions of colorful fish. you will practice snorkeling at the best beach to get to know the coral reef and you will appreciate marine life and some species such as puffer fish, sea urchins, clownfish, among others in shallow water. In addition to snorkeling you can swim on the beach. Also you will enjoy spectacular views, It will be a beautiful experience with a service and certified guide, you will not regret it.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
Taking safety measures

Private Boat Tour

Private Boat Tour

This activity is very unique because it will show you Huatulco's Bays and what is recognized for. We always reccomend to visit the Bays and what better way of doing so while going on a private boat and then getting o snorkel while seeing the most beautiful fish and reef!
  • 1 day 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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