After early morning hotel pickup in Puerto Escondido, travel with your guide south of the city and reach Santa Cruz, Huatulco’s main bay, a little less than two hours later. En route, hear about the rural communities in the Oaxacan coast, as well as about the traditions and customs in the local communities.
In Santa Cruz, step aboard a large catamaran and head to the Bay of La India. Stop here for about two hours to snorkel (remember to bring your own gear), or check out the beach. Then, the catamaran zips you to the Bay of Maguey, where you’ll enjoy a lunch of seafood delights (additional expense) — pineapple stuffed with seafood, shrimp 4x4 baked fish, and more — all prepared in a clay oven. While enticing food aromas waft your way as the meal is being cooked, take the time to discover the beach here.
After lunch, visit Crucecita, the center of Huatulco, and head to the Guadalupe church. Look up and see a 919-foot-tall (280 meters) painting of Virgin Mary, the world's largest painted on the dome of the church.
At a museum of crafts, watch how rugs and carpets are locally made out of sheep's wool and painted with dyes from cochineal, a desert insect. Peruse the selection of wooden handicrafts and handmade masks made of coconut at the local market.
Wrap up your town tour with a visit to a silver craft factory and a stroll through the Kisoko, Huatulco’s central park. Your 12-hour trip ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Please note: A minimum of four people per booking is required.