Mexico Eco Tourism Travel - This coastal town made up of nine bays (San Agustin, Chachacual, Maguey, El Organo, Santa Cruz, Chahue, Tangolunda, Conejos and Cacaluta) in the southwestern state of Oaxaca is known for being untouched by major commercial travel. It’s a very well kept secret and the locals, as well as the visitors who have discovered it, would like to keep it that way.
Most hotels in Huatulco abide by strict rules of development. Height, construction and green areas, among other things, are regulated to ensure that this region continues to be a piece of Eden in Mexico. It is for this reason that year after year, Huatulco is certified Green Globe. It was the first tourism destination on the American continent and third in the world to receive this certification.
In 1998, Huatulco was declared a Natural Protected Area by the Mexican government and subsequently became Huatulco National Park. The park includes 11,890 acres divided into 6,374 of land and 5,516 of sea. This region houses more than 413 plant species; 130 species and subspecies of mammals; 291 bird species and approximately 15 amphibian species. Together, this represents 21 percent of the biodiversity in one place.on a national level.
Another aspect of Huatulco you cannot ignore is the cuisine. As a town located in Oaxaca, one of the favorite states for culinary connoisseurs, you cannot overlook the food! The region has some of the best seafood in the country made world famous when Andrew Zimmern,,the host of Bizarre Foods, made a trip to try some of the freshest dishes available. Zimmerm caught his own octopus, that was later prepared in a variety of ways to be sampled and enjoyed by the famous host. Outside of the ocean’s bounty, you can find a number of other ingredients unique to the region including the renowned chapulines grasshoppers best served up in tacos as a light snack to keep you going. You can also count on having traditional mole, chocolate, mezcal made specifically in Huatulco, Oaxaca cheese, and coffee grown on the tops of the sierra. Much of the coffee is exported to Europe and Asia.
With so much that is exceptional and rare, no matter how much you hear or read about Huatulco, you won’t have even a close idea of all you will experience once you are in the bays of Huatulco.