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Address: Huatulco, Mexico
Description: Lively harbor area that is the loading dock for all boating activity.
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Nice Beach

This bay/beach is located in the Santa Cruz portion of the Huatulco area. Great for swimming. Because the cruise ship dock is here, there are good restaurants and lots of gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Fox Lake, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I Loved the people, the shopping the food. Thats where you can find handmade Table Cloths, runners etc., by the people who make them right in front of you. The Moscal was terrific too!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It rained and felt good! A smallish busy beach. I missed out on the shopping there. Good happy hour deals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This bay/beach is located in the Santa Cruz portion of the Huatulco area. Great for swimming. Because the cruise ship dock is here, there are good restaurants and lots of gift shops in the area. Not for snorkeling and sometimes it tends to be less clean because of the dock and the marina.

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Simi Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This little town of Santa Cruz Bay is beautiful ! So clean....and great places to eat right on the beach! My husband & I would travel by taxi every night to Santa Cruz just to have dinner right on the beach. We would have our little tootsies wiggling in the sand as we had our beverage of choice & dined... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Cruise ships come here so there are a lot of tourist stores and not the best deals. For the best deals walk away from the town center. when things start to look a bit run down start shopping. It is safe and far better deals

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Texcoco, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a great seafood lunch at a great little restaurant right on the beach/port. The floor was sand! Now that is rustic! ;) Prices were ok (a bit pricey, but to be expected, as many cruise ships drop anchor at this port) and the seafood selection great. Everyone in our party of 6 was very satisfied with their meal... More 

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Quad Cities, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was one of the best beaches for swimming we came across during our trip in regards to the ocean waves. The beach is just a short walk from the Marina and I'm glad we'd decided to walk that way by chance! We had a few beers here and were sad we'd not decided to put our swim suits on... More 

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Cochrane, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice marina and shops a small central park as well. There were shops and restuarants that seemed to cater to tourist mostly but good place to venture out into. I'd rather tour around here than downtown as we seemed to have better luck with food and gift ideas.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Great get away for mature adults. Very relaxing and quite, safe, and lots of choices. Rent a car or Scooter and tour around.

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Shirley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

San cruz has a festival on Fridays and they also have a large amount of venders to shop from. They have the sunset cruise on a sail boat at night You can also go fishing from Santa Cruz.

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Address: Huatulco, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Oaxaca  >  Huatulco

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