Huatulco National Park, Huatulco

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Park · Hidden Gem · National Park
Huatulco National Park, also known as Bahias de Huatulco National Park is a national park of Oaxaca, Mexico. It was initially declared a protected area and later decreed as a National Park on July 24, 1998. Located in the Municipality of Santa María Huatulco, to the west of Cruz Huatulco, it extends to an area of 11,890 ha (29,400 acres). In the low lands of the park, there are 9,000 species of plants (about 50% of the species are reported throughout the country) in the forest and mangroves in the coastal belt. Fauna species have been identified as 264, which includes armadillos and white-tailed deer. Bird species are counted at 701, which include hummingbirds, pelicans and hawks. The reptile species are counted to be 470, which include Black Iguana, salamanders and snakes. Dolphins, whales and turtles are sighted species off the coast line, out of the identified 100 amphibian species. Vegetation is dominated by the low forest growth of caducifolia in 80% of the area with the unusual feature of 50 ft (15 m) high trees.
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  • We were on a sun and sea tour and we stopped at a big beach in the park by a lagoon. Everything was so clean, and the water dropped off so fast the boat backed up to it so we could jump off.  more »
  • an amazing beach here that is accessible by boat only. Many turtle nests to see. great snorkeling in the area  more »
  • A magical park, so natural and untouched. The local people show so much respect for the wildlife, no garbage anywhere.. So clean and pristine.
  • This is a great place to have a swim, bring your own umbrella and drinks. Very safe very calm, no harm and people whatsoever. No need to get a guide or anything.
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