Collected by Ann Shields, AFAR Staff
Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Getting to the Magic Waterfalls is all part of the adventure—just keep telling that to yourself as you bounce over bumpy back roads in the Sierra Madre Mountains. At the end of the ride, you'll be ready to scramble down to the waterfall, easing...
Mexico's precolonial civilizations are endlessly fascinating, and archaeological sites are dotted around the country. While many sites have been excavated and are open to the public, many others are just being discovered or remain to be found. The...
Playa La Entrega, Santa Cruz Huatulco, 70989 Crucecita, Oax., Mexico
Entrega is Huatulco's most popular beach, what with clear and calm water, clean sand and nearly a dozen food kiosks. Visitors who want to see marine life beneath the water's surface can rent snorkeling gear and kick off right from the beach;...
Carrizal 1302B, H2, 70987 Crucecita, Oax., Mexico
Seafood is the specialty at the family-owned El Grillo Marinero, where the catch of the day might include snapper, shrimp, octopus or, more likely, all of the above. One of the specialty soups positively brims with the fruits of the sea; for the...
Calle Zapoteco s/n, Chahue, R, 70989 Bahias de Huatulco, Oax., Mexico
This restaurant, in the Hotel Posada Eden Costa, has a little bit of everything on the menu, drawing inspiration from global cuisines, French, Asian and Mexican chief among them. From terrine of duck to huachinango (snapper), egg rolls and even...
The state of Oaxaca is known throughout the country (and in many parts of the world) for its distinctive black clay pottery, which figures among the handicrafts for sale at this shop. Others include handwoven rugs and baskets. Though the name...
Chacah 412, H, 70987 Crucecita, Oax., Mexico
A favorite spot for shoppers who visit Huatulco is Maica Silver & Contemporary Bijoux, a boutique owned by an Argentine expat who makes most of the jewelry that is available for sale. Beaded bracelets and necklaces made with "healing stones"...
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