Discover the best beaches in Huatulco for snorkeling, swimming or just spending a day chilling out.
With our insider’s guides to Huatulco, you’ll discover why this destination is Mexico’s best-kept secret. You’ll also learn about the best things to do, the top tours and excursions, the best beaches for swimming and more.
Weather in Huatulco Mexico
If you’re planning to vacation between November and March, you’re more likely to get reliably sunny skies in Huatulco than anywhere along Mexico’s Caribbean coast.
In January, February and March, the average temperature in Huatulco is generally 3-5 degrees higher than in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. In January you can expect 26 C (79 F) vs an average temperature of 23 C (73) in Cancun.
Another important consideration is rain. Huatulco is located within a dry tropical climate which means it’s drier than other beach destinations in Mexico such as Puerto Vallarta.
The average number of days with rain in Huatulco between January and March is just three. In Cancun and the Riviera Maya, there are on average 16 days of rain. The wettest month in Huatulco is June.
How Clean are Huatulco’s Beaches?
Huatulco is one of the few places in the world with both Green Globe Certification and EarthCheck Gold Certification, the benchmark for recognizing sustainable tourism practices and environmental protection.
The municipality’s state-of-the-art sewage treatment plant means Huatulco’s beaches are among the cleanest in Mexico.
They also receive high marks for cleanliness by SEMARNAT, the government agency responsible for monitoring the water quality of Mexico’s beaches.
Huatulco is a very safe destination for tourists. Crime in the Bahias de Huatulco area is lower than in many other Mexican destinations.
It also has one of the highest IDH Índice de Desarrollo Humano ( Human Development Index) in Mexico when it comes to employment, education and salaries. This can help keep crime such as robberies, assaults and street gangs are lower.
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