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The magnificent Southern Sierra Madres hug the coastal area of Huatulco that stretches 35 kilometers along the Pacific Ocean's seashore, nestled between the Coyula and Copalito River mouths, and located in the state of Oaxaca. With sunny days and an average temperatures of 82 degrees, the nine bays of Huatulco are blessed with crystalline azure colored waters that are perfect for diving and snorkeling, with visibility typically 50 feet. Fine white sand unspoiled beaches beckon travelers to come and explore the unusual landscapes each bay has to offer. Five out of the nine bays are deemed National Parks by the Mexican government, earning Huatulco the honors of being the first ecological tourist resort in the Americas. During the months of June - January the vegetation is lush and tropical, but during the dry season, February - May all this vegetation dies back and all you see are gorgeous cacti everywhere.

The state of Oaxaca is known for its infamous spirited beverage, mezcal. The area offers fresh seafood year round, such specialties include lobster, clams, dorado, and oysters.

Huatulco Beach Huatulco Bay

The area surrounding Huatulco will have something for everyone; fitness buffs, adventure seekers and sun worshippers will have plenty to do while on vacation. Activities include diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, white water rafting, waterfall adventures, horse back riding, golfing, visits to coffee plantations, bike riding adventures, rappelling the walls of Punta Celeste, historical sites of interest, world class surfing, hang gliding, shopping, and visiting authentic villages.

As a note, just over a decade ago, the area that now comprises Huatulco was merely a row of sleepy fishing towns. The most important quality of this gem of a destination is the fact that it still hasnít been overdeveloped!

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