Huatulco refers to the resort area Bahías de Huatulco or the bays of Huatulco. The four main parts of Huatulco are Tangolunda, the area where the more upscale resorts are located, Santa Cruz, a small town with more hotels, the marina and Santa Cruz beach, La Crucecita, another small town just inland from the beach area having a more genuine Mexican ambiance, and Chahué, an area between Santa Cruz and Tangolunda. These areas are within a mile or two of each other.
Construction on the Huatulco resort area began in 1983; virtually all structures were built after that date. The existing population was relocated to Santa Maria Huatulco. The area is known for its beautiful isolated bays separated by rocky hills set against the backdrop of the Sierra Madre del Sur. For a look at the area see Aerial Photos of Huatulco. Traveling north of the area, the terrain rises quickly becoming a lush tropical jungle where crops such as coffee, bananas, cashew nuts are grown.
Huatulco is a new resort project similar to Cancun many years ago. It is an up and coming resort.
Transfers are generally thru Mexico City