The Huatulco of the future is most evident here, where the poshest hotels are in full swing and the sea—in high season—is abob with sightseeing lanchas (small motorboats), kayaks, and sailboats. The site was chosen by developers because of its five magnificent beaches. Although there's a small complex with shops and restaurants across from the entrance to the Barceló hotel on Boulevard Benito Juárez, most of the shopping and dining is in the towns of Santa
Cruz and La Crucecita, each about 10 minutes from the hotels by taxi or bus. By law, all beaches in Mexico are public, but Tangolunda hoteliers are notorious for shooing away nonguests from their stands of sand.
Bahías de Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico