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“Very nice marina /beach/restaurant area .”
Review of Santa Cruz Bay

Santa Cruz Bay
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Huatulco's Seven Bays Tour
Ranked #7 of 58 things to do in Huatulco
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Owner description: Lively harbor area that is the loading dock for all boating activity.
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Very nice marina /beach/restaurant area .”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Beautiful Santa Cruz , area with hotels , restaurants , music , marina and great to stroll through . Nice restaurants that are literally 20 feet from the water . Great swimming too . bring the family and friends and enjoy some shade and swim time . Love this area very much .

Visited August 2013
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Chatham, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Restaurants”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Eating here can be a bit of a tourist trap because of the prices. That being said, there isn't a single hotel Restaurant that can compare to the quality of the seafood here. Dona Celia is wonderful, run by 3 generations of ladies who will cook your seafood anyway you want it. The beach is very nice and clean, not nearly as crowded as la Entrega. Very nice shopping also.

Visited July 2013
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Kingston, Ontario
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609 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is where the cruise ship comes in and where the tour boats depart from. If you want shopping, go to La Crucecita; if you want swimming or snorkeling, go to San Augustin or Bahia Maguey. I can't comment on the food at the Santa Cruz restaurants but I can say their buskers are pushy. Please don't judge Huatulco on Santa Cruz - take the 25 peso taxi ride to the Zocalo at La Crucecita and dine at the many Trip Advisor recommended restaurants there.

Visited June 2013
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Bristol, CT
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“largest marina and cruise ship stop”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

This bay has the only ocean draft deep enough to accommodate the huge crusie ships. We actually saw the Queen Mary II. The ship was at least 13 stories above sea level. Many of these ships come up from the Panama Canal. There are many restuarants, boutique shops, and tours available here. in the center of the park is Cafe Huatulco. Try some of the coffee, offered with a light menu. Here you will find a historical religion altar with a rich history located just off the water. There are many festivals with unique spectacular events during the Lenten season which brings all the people together fron the entire region with native ethnic local food, crafts, and shows/dances.

Visited January 2013
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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Barely any waves in this bay. Perfect for the timid”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

This bay is close to the Market and is very sheltered so the water is quite calm. Snorkeling Ok. but better to go to Entrega

Visited May 2013
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