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Tangolunda Bay, Huatulco

#3 of 10 in Nature in Huatulco
Water Body · Nature / Park
Relax on Tangolunda Bay, a Huatulco bay beach backed with luxury hotels and resorts. If you're not staying at one of the high-end resorts, you can still enjoy the beach, but you have to purchase a day pass from a hotel or use the public entrance. The beach offers moderate waves, perfect for surfing and numerous other water sports. Swim or snorkel in the clear blue water or visit the island across from the beach for some scuba diving. Plan to visit Tangolunda Bay during your Huatulco vacation using our convenient Huatulco trip itinerary planning site.
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  • Took a cab from Crecitata to Tangolunda and used the public beach. The beach is lovely, but there is no facilities. The shopping area is small but has a nice restaurant. Cabs are easy to get  more »
  • Really beautiful and good for swimming although the waves can push you around so probably not great for children or weak swimmers  more »
  • Great beach in Huatulco Mexico.. courser sand as is typical of this area.. water can be rough.. There are a few resorts along the beach including Barcelo, Dreams, Secrets and another smaller one.. At one end you can swim with fish that ride the surf right into the beach.. at the other you can watch dozens of species of birds in the lagoon area.. Also due to its situation you can watch both sunrises and sunsets on this beach..
  • This is probably the best swimming Bay in the Huatulco area. It has great waves, but they vary enough depending on where you are along the beach that you can find relatively calm spots or spots with big waves. It also has a very soft slope once you get about 10 feet from the shore into the water, meaning you can walk a ways out before your feet can't touch the ground. The sand also gets much finer once you get to that point, so you won't find the ground moving as much in the big waves or have as much sand stirred up (and ending up in your pockets). The downside is that for people who aren't guests of the resorts, you have to enter by going to the trailer park then walking through a wooded swamp (that may or may not contain raw sewage) to access the beach. This is basically a scam by the resorts to close off access to what is legally public coastline. But either way it's worth it to get to the best beach in the area without having to pay $50-100 USD to get a pass at one of the resorts (not that that doesn't have it's perks, but if you don't want the drinks or food it's a waste).
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