Development in the breathtaking Bahías de Huatulco (Bays of Huatulco) continues to march forward. Four of the nine bays have been developed, but only Bahía Tangolunda, with its golf course and luxury hotels, has the look of a resort.If you have a car, you can drive to one of several undeveloped bays and play Robinson Crusoe to your heart's content. Boat tours are also a good way to explore. Standard four- to eight-hour trips—depending on how many bays you visit—might include a lunch of freshly caught fish. View more
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Discover a beautiful adventure as you kayak down the Copalita River, nested among the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Departing the pier, travel by van approximately 30 minutes to the kayak base camp where professional guides will provide a safety briefing, equipment and instruction.
The Copalita River is considered category 1 rapids so it is a relaxed and enjoyable ride downriver while still exciting enough to keep you on your toes. Enjoy the spectacular sights and sounds of the river valley as you make your way through the mountain foothills past lush tropical vegetation. You can easily imagine the Zapotec people who originally inhabited the region canoeing along the same route to transport goods between their cities. The landscape has hardly changed.
Keep your eyes open for birds and other wildlife as you paddle to the mouth of the river where you'll have free time to relax at Bocana Beach. Soak in the vista of sand and explore the terrain before returning by van to your ship.
Please note: Tour involves an extensive amount of physical activity and is not suitable for guests who may be pregnant or those who suffer from a back/neck problem and those with heart conditions. Minimum age to participate is 12. All participants must sign a release waiver. We recommend guests wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, shoes they do not mind getting wet, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Kayaks are 2-person inflatable style with a maximum weight limit of 396 pounds (180 kilograms).
Enjoy the coastal beauty of Huatulco and its famous bays during this half-day tour.
Depart the ship for the short walk to the catamaran pier to begin your sightseeing cruise aboard the motorised catamaran Tequila.
Huatulco is known for its beautiful bays and beaches, of which you view five from on board the boat. Pass the spectacular blowhole in the next bay and look up to the 'stone face' rock formation as you sail into pristine Organo Bay for a 30-minute swimming stop (weather permitting).
Visit peaceful Maguey Bay and later cruise by Chahue Bay, which is the next bay to be developed with hotels, marina and beach clubs, then Tangolunda Bay with its natural beauty, hotels and residential areas, before returning to the pier. Open bar with bottled water, soft drinks and beer is included.
Please note: This tour involves minimal activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Guests wishing to swim, must be in good physical condition and able to swim in water too deep to stand. The boat does not have a ladder for easy reboarding after the swim. The boat offers plenty of shaded area, however the seating is basic and not padded; we suggest you bring a towel to sit on for some additional comfort. We also recommend the use of sun protection. Guests entering the water should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up and bring a towel from the ship. A signed waiver is required to participate.
Enjoy beautiful views and the flora and fauna of Huatulco National Park during this bird watcher's eco-adventure tour.
Those interested in wildlife and tropical bird watching will discover a rich diversity in the trails of the Cacaluta River, Huatulco National Park, and the unspoiled low-growth caducifolia jungle beauty, including cedar, mahogany, ficus, mocambos and almond.
Many of the region's 227 bird species including orioles, woodpeckers, egrets, seagulls, falcons, sparrow hawks, parrots and 20 varieties of hummingbirds make this area their home. You may see lizards, iguanas, deer, armadillos, squirrels and much more.
If you have your own binoculars, bring them along. Enjoy a beverage while you take some great photos. During the journey, your guide will make several stops to observe and comment.
Please note: Tour involves extensive walking and is for guests in good physical condition. The total walking distance covered on this tour is approximately two miles (3.2 kilometres) including a half mile (.8 kilometre) on a moderately steep walkway with stairs to get to the elevated viewpoints. Seasonal clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent are recommended. Don't forget to bring your binoculars.
Discover the best kept secret in Oaxaca, the antique city of Copalita located just 9 miles (15 kilometres) southeast of modern Huatulco during this half-day tour.
Depart the pier by coach with your guide for the 20-minute ride to the archaeological site. Upon arrival, your guide will bring to life the ancient past of this newly opened Zapotec ruins site.
Copalita Achaeological Site
Facing the Pacific Ocean, Copalita has been referred to as the "Tulum of the Pacific Coast", one of the few archeological sites linked to a seaside tourism destination in Mexico. Situated in thick jungle on a cliff by the ocean, Copalita is home to 11 endemic bird species and overlooks a lagoon flowing into the ocean. The site measures 201 acres, however only 86 acres are open to the public since much of the site still requires further excavation and restoration.
This city, probably of Zapotec origin and finally conquered by the Aztecs called Copalitlán, flourished between the centuries X and XIV, the experts consider that it was the largest city in the Oaxaca coast with capacity up to 10,000 inhabitants, the city was divided by the Copalita river, now the specialists of the National Institute of Anthropology and History are working in the city and in this area, see the ball field, basements of homes, pyramids and some carved stones
Expert guides will explain about the area, where you may have the opportunity to see how the archaeologist and anthropologist work to uncover and reinforced the remains of buildings. While you walk through the area, discover more about the ancient history of Huatulco, lost between the vegetation, fauna and flora.
Part of its facilities include a modern museum with pieces found onsite, including jewelry and tools made from obsidian and jade traded from northern parts of Mexico, suggesting the presence of an advanced commercial city. Its name, Copalita, refers to the vast amount of copal found in the area, a tree resin used as incense during ceremonies, a common item found across Mesoamerican cultures.
Following this fascinating visit, rejoin your coach for the transfer back to the pier and your awaiting ship.
Please note: Tour involves moderate activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however it is not wheelchair accessible. Walking is mostly over prepared pathways with few stairs to negotiate. Guests should dress in seasonal clothing with comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, insect repellent and bring your camera and binoculars.
Enjoy the outdoors and some invigorating exercise during your half-day by mountain bike.
Your mountain bike adventure in Huatulco begins at the Cruise Ship pier, where your guide will issue your Cromoli 18-speed mountain bike and helmet. Receive a safety briefing and a route orientation, then your ride begins.
As you bike along paved roads, pass the marina en route to the Tangolunda Viewpoint. Stop for a break before continuing downhill to Chahue Beach Club. A 30-minute stop at the beach club, will offer the chance (swells permitting) for a swim in the ocean and a freshwater shower. Then, head to La Crucesita for a brief stop to browse, before your return ride to the pier.
Please note: This is a physically active excursion and suitable for those in good physical condition and able to ride a bike. All participants must complete a waiver release form. Participants must be a minimum of 12 years of age. If you would like to swim (conditions permitting), wear your swimsuit under your clothes, sun protection and bring a backpack with a towel from the ship.
Experience the peaceful river and surrounding jungle from your raft as you float down the beautiful Copalita River.
Board a custom-made all-terrain vehicle, van or bus at the pier and take a 30-minute drive to the raft put-in spot. Upon arrival, receive a river orientation, safety briefing and equipment (helmet and life jacket), along with basic paddling instructions. Now it is time to begin your rafting adventure.
The Copalita River is rated Class I/II, as you float along marvel at the beauty of the area's jungle growth, replete with a large number of bird species and interesting animal species that lurk in the jungle.
The float will take approximately 60-90 minutes, until you land at a sandbank near the river's estuary. Some time is available for you to do some bird watching or take a quick swim.
Re-board your ATV and make your way back to the pier and your awaiting ship.
Please note: Tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of physical activity and is not suitable for guests who may be pregnant or those who suffer from a back/neck problem and those with heart conditions. Minimum age to participate is 12. All participants must sign a release waiver. We recommend guests wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, shoes they do not mind getting wet, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship
Experience a tour that takes snorkelling enthusiasts to the best location in Huatulco to enjoy the underwater marine life.
Meeting your guide on the pier, you are fitted for your equipment (mask, snorkel and fins), given a safety briefing and an overview of the site selected for snorkelling. After boarding the boat, travel one mile along the coast to beautiful La Entrega, a golden sand beach with warm emerald green waters.
This beach features a huge white coral plate that is home to a wide variety of marine life. Jump in and enjoy approximately 45 minutes of snorkelling around the corals, then, relax and enjoy the gorgeous beach for some 45 minutes before returning to the port.
Please note: Tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of physical activity and is not suitable for guests who may be pregnant or those who suffer from a back/neck problem and those with heart conditions. Minimum age to participate is 12. All participants must sign a release waiver. We recommend guests wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.