Santa Cruz Bay

Santa Cruz Bay, Huatulco: Address, Phone Number, Santa Cruz Bay Reviews: 4/5

Santa Cruz Bay
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Lively harbor area that is the loading dock for all boating activity.
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idstriker
Orange County, CA830 contributions
Apr 2021
Playa Santa Cruz is a very good beach, when no cruise ship is present. The water is sheltered and the wave is calm. Very ideal for children to swim although it is small and can be very crowded. There are many beach front restaurants offer table for a fee or with food purchase--the food is okay but the pricing is not great. It is recommended to walk around and find a restaurant that is not right on the beach.
Written August 29, 2021
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Denise M
Ontario, Canada28 contributions
Mar 2020
We were staying in town in Crucecita so this was our nearest beach, 15 min walk, or 7 pesos on a 5 min bus ride. Lovely beach, we’re you can spend the day, under shade for the price of a couple drinks. Check the day of visit as cruise ships come in and it gets very busy. The stores away from the beach are interesting, there is a market by the cruise terminal. Saturday is a fresh food market and usually good street entertainment.
Written April 15, 2020
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Glen G
Leduc, Canada126 contributions
Jan 2020
We toured this area of Mexico while cruising the west coast of Mexico. Huatulco is a safe community and is very welcoming to tourists. Cab fares are very reasonable, and there are many good restaurants within walking distance of the cruise port. Sea food is in abundance and is safe to eat. We have no hesitation in recommending Huatulco to visitors.
Written February 10, 2020
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James Bradley
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
The restaurant scouts are aggressive here (to put it mildly). They will literally jump out at your car and try to stop you in the middle of the road. We thought something was terribly wrong with our first encounter. We quickly got wise to these patron piranhas (as we called them) and got used to saying no... A LOT! We parked elsewhere and actually tried walking down the street -- it was just outrageous to the point of comical just how many times we were asked to sit and eat, do a tour, braid our hair 15..20...probably more. Worse still, we were in the end unsuccessful in actually getting to the water as the restaurants have completely monopolized the shoreline (you have to walk through a restaurant to get to the water).

Now, I understand this is the culture here and the workers need to be paid - but unfortunately it just feels that this beach has been sold to to the food industry and you will need to pay to experience it. Other bays nearby are just as beautiful and you can actually get to the water. On the upside, if you need a sit down meal, you know where to go where you will be eagerly patronized.
Written August 14, 2020
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CottenVillaRidge
Villa Ridge89 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Here you will find a small Mercado(market with souvenirs) a few restaurants the marina (book boat tours) but for 60 pesos you can go downtown Lacrucicieta. Very beautiful city. Oh and there is a Banemex bank in St. Cruz.
Written January 24, 2020
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G6686QUsusanh
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
Feb 2020
Many resort areas call themselves paradise, but if you are looking for perfect weather, I can vouch for it from December to March at least ( have not been here in other months). It is hot, 33degrees at least every day, but the combination of gentle breezes and a pool or the ocean, make it comfortable. There are a variety of accommodations available at a variety of prices. The ocean is very gentle in the bay and you have many other bays to swim in. And the restaurants in the area are terrific.
Written February 12, 2020
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Katherine D
Penticton, BC171 contributions
Jan 2020
waters are generally calm, not crazy crowded and the restaurants offer a great choice. We did notice that the beach is being eroded infront of Ve El Mar. Other than that its a nice place to go and relax drink some beers and enjoy some great food.
Written February 17, 2020
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Joan H
38 contributions
Jan 2020
Stayed with a friend and this was the starting point, daily walk to the beach, 3 blocks, comfy chairs with shade at LaPlaya. Be sure and order a beer or cold drink. Daily quick swim in warm clear water. Only crowded when cruise ships arrived.
Written February 21, 2020
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Estrella
United States348 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
This was my first time in Huatulco, Mexico. I have heard that the Bay Area is one of the most beautiful ones, and indeed they were right!

We stayed in a hotel by the Santa Cruz Bay which was only a few steps from the beach. Very quiet and super clean! There was only one restaurant but with a nice menu.

All in all, Santa Cruz is a place to go back over and over again!
Written January 13, 2021
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jude19572018
Crystal Lake, IL222 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Santa Cruz Bay is a delightful port that has wonderful streets lined with great shops and restaurants. The people are very friendly and there are many boating excursions you can take. It is breathtaking settled into the Bay with the mountains behind; just a beautiful area . Big cruise ships can come in but we were able to take a small private boat for a tour and snorkeling. This is definitely a must see; it is a hidden gem!
Written January 4, 2020
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