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“Good place if you don't know how to swim”
Review of Playa Entrega

Playa Entrega
Ranked #3 of 59 things to do in Huatulco
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

I don't know how to swim, but the water here is very calm so I can go in up to my waist and watch all of the fish. This is a very good spot to snorkel. In fact, they rent masks and fins on the beach.

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

on the upside, this beach has plent of restaurants with covered seating open to the public. the water is nice and not too rough. problem is that by noon it is seriously crowded.

Thank david a
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Perfect place to rent Jet Skies and swim, Bay is calm and is great to snorkel as well. Plenty of places to eat and drink too. Food is a little over-priced but I highly recommend it.

Thank JesseTX
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We've been coming to Huatulco every February for the past six years, and fortunately we discovered Playa Entrega the very first year. Entrega has become a favorite spot for us to snorkel, with the sheltered bay providing calm and warm water!

The cab ride from our hotel (Las Brisas) is about 100 pesos, and takes about 15 minutes to get there. On arrival, we are greeted by a throng of locals trying to get us to go to their restaurant on the beach. There are about 8 or 9 restaurants lined up along the beach with no space in between. Past the restaurants, there is a place to rent snorkel equipment, and also lockers to keep your valuables safe.

We politely navigate past the welcoming committee, and head towards the restaurants. We typically look for a restaurant where the staff speak decent english, and we ask if we can have a table for the afternoon! The staff have ALWAYS given us a great table, and watch our belongings while we snorkel for a couple of hours. Never had a problem! After we're done, we dry off and go back to the restaurant for lunch, where they are eager to bring us drinks and a menu! Most of the menus are the same here, and the food is good. No matter what restaurant you go to, they bring you crisp taco chips, and salsa. Guacamole costs extra. I highly recommend the garlic butter fish fillets or fajitas. Everything is prepared fresh, to order, and doesn't take very long!

The snorkelling at Entrega is excellent! There is a huge reef area just off the beach, and it's protected from water traffice by a line of buoys. There are lots of colorful fish to be seen here. To the north side of the bay, there is a "bat cave", which is a small cave in the side of the cliffs, and it's only accessible by water. It's a popular attraction, so you may have to wait your turn to get inside. I highly recommend a decent underwater camera ( we use Lumix TS3 ) as well as a small envelope of soda crackers to take along and attract small fish. If you peel open the crackers, you'll get about 20 mins of enjoyment out of it, as the cracker mush slowly oozes out!

While you sit in the restaurant, or on the beach, you'll get frequent visits from local merchants, selling everything from sea shells, to jewelry, to raw oysters on the half-shell. Never tried the oysters, but much of the other stuff is alot cheaper than you'd pay in shops in town. So if you see something you like, negotiate a price and buy it!

A typical afternoon at Entrega will last about 3-4 hrs, depending on how long we snorkel. There are plenty of cabs waiting to take you back to your hotel. Make sure you're dry and brush off any sand from your feet, as the cabbies take great care to keep their cars clean.

If you don't mind crowds, the weekends at Entrega are quite busy with lots of locals enjoying the beach. Many of the snorkelling tours offered at the resorts use this reef to snorkel at. We prefer to go during the off-peak hours during the weekdays when the cruise ships are NOT in. No matter what time you go, you'll meet lots of friendly people, and have a great time!

Also available here: Jet Skis and Banana boat rides!

We can't wait till next year!

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