Bahía de Cacaluta
Bahía de Cacaluta
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Sarah_rosenblatt@yahoo.com
Shorewood, WI6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I just loved the snorkeling around the island! A beautiful peaceful place. But please don’t go. Let’s keep it pristine .
Written May 21, 2023
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Desertvaca
Saint Louis, MO14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
You can t drive to the beach anymore. Not sure if it’s from hurricane washing road out. Bring mosquito repellent. The walk is about 30 minutes. All the services that were on the beach are long gone. Not sure if hurricane had something to do with it. Seemed like everything has been gone for a long time. Beautiful huge beach with no one on it we spent the day on it we brought a wagon with plenty of supplies for the day. There are a few Palapas that you can get a break from the Sun. We made a Mexican shelter with a couple sticks and a sheet. The ocean has a huge shor break but the current was calm after you get past it.
Written June 20, 2022
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PadreFan2004
El Cajon, CA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
This is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. My wife and I took a boat tour with Best of Huatulco tours. Alfonso Gabriel was our guide. Spent as much time as we wanted on the beach. I always visit this beach when I’m in Huatulco. You’ll never forget this experience .
Written March 10, 2022
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Leanne_E_12_12
Rimbey88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
this is a beautiful stretch of mostly deserted beach. the walk from where you have to leave your car (or motorcycle) is about 40 minutes one way through the bush/jungle so it is mostly shaded. there was a turtle just heading back to the water after laying her eggs at the end of the beach. it was too rough to go in when we were there but there are reviews that say its good for snorkeling? boats come quite close to the beach regularly as well. there are no services here - at all - you can find a deserted palapa for shade but even that can be contentious if one of the local ranchers come by.
Written February 20, 2022
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MarinelaF
Encinitas, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We were wonderfully surprised to find this beautiful beach at the end of our 35 minute walk through the jungle. The trail starts at the end of a paved road with rangers protecting the entry which closes at 6pm. The path to the beach was an easy, shaded walk along a dirt road through the jungle with several unmarked intersections: keep left at every choice and you will get to the beach. Along the way you pass a couple of properties with one or two of them informally offering drinks and snacks for sale. Once on the beach there are several palapas for shade but no services or garbage bins (pack it in/pack it out). We chose to go snorkelling on the far right side of the beach and were happy with all the fish we saw. The waves were strong but fine for experienced swimmers, not advisable for children or novices.
Written October 1, 2021
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Salina Lifestyle
Mexico City, Mexico11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Playa Cacaluta is a secluded beach, within Huatulco National Park, off the southern coast of Oaxaca, MX. This is a beach for those up for a little adventure as it requires you to hike about 5 km through beautiful forest to reach it. Once you arrive, you'll be greeted by a virtually untouched cinnamon sand beach where in place of the typical luxury beach resorts you'll simply find a few thatched roof huts where locals can offer you a coconut water, a cold Victoria beer, and sometimes seafood caught just minutes prior from the waters right off the beach! Such was our case when we visited back in May 2021! After spending an hour on the beach we were so HUNGRY! In our state of delirium we saw a hut off in distance with the Mexican flag flying high. We decided to stumble in and as luck would have it a local, by the name of David, was preparing a meal of fresh caught grilled white fish, ceviche, beans, and tortillas! He was hosting a family who had hired his services for the day, but invited us to partake in the feast as there was plenty of food to go around! If you visit Playa Cacaluta you can hire David (+52 958 116 3532) to prepare an amazing lunch for you and your gang. We highly recommend it! #beachadventures #playacacaluta #salinalife #mexicancoast @salinalife_style
Written September 8, 2021
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bivni
Detroit, MI130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The beach is secluded, most of the visitors come with their tour boats. The beauty is unparalleled, scenery is just not from this world. We got there by taking a cab to the end of the paved road (ca. 80 MXN from the town) with an intention to walk about 40 minutes. The access to the trail is guarded by some guys with "private security" shorts. One of them offered a ride on his small ATV. We agreed and got to the beach in 5 minutes driving. We paid the guy 100 MXN and another 100 on the way back. I am pretty sure this is higher than a "market" rate for this, but I only had 100 bills and was not going to negotiate or ask for a change. The guy was really happy earning his 200 MXN.
On the beach you can rent a very primitive "palapa" for 100 MXN, it feels the price is negotiable, especially on a slow day. You can ask for drinks (water, soda, chilled coconuts) and order some basic food. Surprisingly the food was decent. All is overpriced, but you get to eat in one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, so just pay and enjoy the view. If you do not want to pay, bring water.
There is some snorkeling (3 stars of out of 5) on the right side of the beach facing the ocean. I swam to the little island and back, the distance is about 75 meters. I am a decent swimmer, but on the way back I felt a little insecure due to rough sea and the tide.
I spotted some plastic in the water later in the afternoon, when the tide was high. This is a common problem in this area. Overall, the beach was clean and the water was perfect. The sand is coarse, very pleasant. Look up the pictures, they are accurate, this is indeed a little paradise. You just need to make a small effort to get there.
We visited 4 beaches in Huatulco. I list them below, with the best one on top:
- Cacaluta (5 out of 5)
- Organo (5 out of 5)
- La Bocana (4 out of 5) - but this one is not for swimming
- El Maguey (3 out of 5)
Enjoy and keep the beach clean please! I want to come back!
Written March 9, 2020
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Kristian
Peace River, Canada168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I heard of an entrance earlier to the gate but was unable to find it. The gate path is quite a walk maybe 30 minutes walk along a sandy path that vehicles drive on.

There are a ton of boats that go by on all kinds of tours and sadly it ruins the tranquility of the place. It also makes it somewhat dangerous to swim to the island if your not paying attention.

Island great snorkeling, descent current to be aware of. Varied sea life and so many puffers.
Written March 2, 2020
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Renate S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This beach was one of my favourite one we visited although you can reach that beach only by boat or a long walk (45 min.) through the jungle.But it is all worth it.
Written February 27, 2020
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Katherine D
Penticton, BC160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
we stopped here on a boat tour, the water is a bit rough but the beach is beautiful for walking , there was a lagoon and generally would be a great place to stop for a picnic.
Written February 17, 2020
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