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Maguey Bay

Huatulco, Mexico
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Huatulco
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: Featuring only a few tropical restaurants, this is the place for relaxing in the sun.
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Huatulco, Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Restaurant Nivel Mar is perfecto. It's clean, classy even upscale for the location, yet right on beautiful Maguey Bay. The food is amazing. Incredible seafood straight from the sea

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

On the day we went to Maguey Bay, there were roughly 45-50 people on the entire beach. Although the beach is fairly commercialized, it is so small that this means there were only 7-8 restaurants at most. The water was a little murky, but we still spent hours snorkeling on the two large reefs that run parallel to the hills... More

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Savoy, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Maguey is the nicest beach in Huatulco. Go early, grab a seat at El Costeno, have a few drinks, walk the nice long beach, go for a swim, and watch the tour boats come in an un-load the folks doing the seven bay tours. A great place for people watching, sun, and good food/drinks. Enjoy, we have made this an... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Incredibly beautiful beach. Secluded with nice scenery. Water was wonderful. Cantina was cute but there are lots of fire ants around.

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Beaumont, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stopped by Maguey Beach for lunch one day....it is a very busy beach, but very beautiful as well. Lots of vendors on the beach, lots of places to eat. A unique experience. Beautiful water - looks so green.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Nice clean sheltered bay. good for swim and snorkel plus has lots of restaurants to dine in. popular with locals but not a lot of tourists here. If you want the Mexican feel this is the place thumbs ups!

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British Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Be sure to go to Nival del Mar, the food is really good here. The Bay is beautiful and calm and is a great place to snorkel.

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Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our snorkeling tour guide brought us here for lunch - unepectedly - but we had a nice afternoon. He suggested one restaurant that would cook the fish we had caught while on the way to our snorkeling site. We asked that they cook it the way they thought best and it came back beautifully grilled in a very nice sauce.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stopped here with our 7 bays and snorkeling tour for lunch. Food was excellent, beach was as well. We had tacos. The owner of the restaurant we went to had a golden retriever puppy that was a delight to play with. A few lounge chairs were available at the edge of the restaurant on the beach. Enjoyed swimming here.

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Bountiful, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Our boat tour on Miguel Avalos' 'Minino'' took us to the beautiful Maguey Bay. The water was perfect for snorkeling. It was very easy to swim along the rocky reef on the left side (looking from the beach). Lots of colorful fish. Perfect day.

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