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  • Joelle&Simon
    Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were amazing. We took many photos. We left Huatulco at 9:30am and arrived before the crowd. Bring water shoes. It can be slippery. It may not be easily accessible for anyone.
    Written March 17, 2024
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  • Woodfibre
    Vancouver, Canada35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hands down the most beautiful way to spend a day in Huatulco. Admittedly it is a bit of a journey to get there - about 45 minutes by taxi from our B&B in eastern Huatulco along a slightly bumpy road (towards the end), but amazingly the taxi stayed there the whole day while we enjoyed ourselves and then took us back, for no extra charge! We randomly chose a restaurant (the Rubimar), and just sat ourselves down for the entire day. No-one seemed to mind - in fact that is the norm. Our bags were safe while we went swimming - no concerns at all. Ordered food and drinks whenever we wanted - just very simply grilled fish fresh from the ocean and fruit from the nearby farms. The calm warm water was 15 feet from the table, and the coral was hardly any distance at all from edge of the water. Very easy to snorkel - not busy, lots of fish, calm, warm, shallow or deep (your choice). SO beautiful! Relaxing, good food and drink, safe, fun, easy - nothing to concern your mind in any way!
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • Rob L
    Port Perry, Canada66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to Las Brisas resort. First off was a bit worried after hearing about stairs etc as we were taking our inlaws who are in there 80's. Is it hilly yes it is to say the least. But that being said they have carts that run non stop to get you to and from rooms if you need it. If you are older and have mobility issues they will bring a smaller golf cart and take you directly to the room or to the beach area if you need it. Resort is a bit older but rooms were very clean and our air conditioner worked like a champ in the 34 degree weather we had all week. We only did one alacarte all week as we found tons of variety of foods at the buffet and never went hungry all week. They gave you smaller water bottles to drink but figured out that after about 5 minutes in the heat if you had a bigger one it would be warm to the touch already. Took my yeti had ice in it and poured the water in it to keep it cool. Found the beer at the bars was pleasantly good. I drank amber or what they called it negra beer all week had a nice taste and in my opinion was good. They gave you light beers in your beer fridge which were also good. If you left things in your fridge they didnt restock very well so we would remove our drinks if there were any so it would get fully restocked. We did not have a balcony which was a negative as I like to sit on the balcony and have a drink. But views form the rooms we all had were lovely. The beach area was nice but if you wanted front row tiki huts you had to get there early to reserve them with towels. We usually went around 5:30- 5:45 and stayed there and watched the sun come up was very peaceful and quite nice. So for us this wasnt an issue others may not like it so much. We did have bar service on the beach and she was a warrior with how many beverages she could carry and remember . Was very impressed with her. Snorkeling right off the beach was good and plenty of fish to see. There was a lot of puffer fish and small puffers which were pretty fun to watch. Saw different things everytime we went out. We bought pool noodles in the store to use at the beach as the water was warm and great to just float around in and very safe. We did not see much entertainment as we usually ate dinner had a few drinks then relaxed in the room. Overall had a great time and would recommend this resort. The golf carts got to be fun after a while as some guys thought they were in the indy 500 driving them.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Dayna Temby
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They were great. Hard to find at first due to road construction, but then they stayed open after hours to get us all set up. Payment and logistics were easy. The owner picked us up at our hotel on day of dive and took us back - so convenient. We had 2 excellent dive masters and both know about ecology, marine bio, etc. Pilar and Virgilio I believe own this family shop and really do a nice job. They had our friend group only-a nice and private tour . Food, snacks, dive spots, equipment all great . Nice experience
    Written March 26, 2024
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  • Jodybacf
    Columbia, MD21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing day. Get a taxi at the port. We recommend Sergio because he took great care of us. Negotiate taxi fare and then pay when driver brings you back to port. The beach was fantastic for hanging out in thatched roof shade. Just order some food and drink. The day we were there a lot of locals were visiting. The number and variety of fish was amazing. Some are really close to shore. There’s a nice rock formation area you can easily swim to and discover more fish. We were there for four hours and loved it. Sergio came back at the agreed time and took us to a viewing point and an overlook point, places he knew about and wanted us to see. He took photos for us at the stops. It was our pleasure to be in his care.
    Written May 4, 2024
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  • cathy m
    Campbell River, Canada13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun day sunbathing, swimming and boogie boarding. Be very aware!!! Cabs will drop you off but not come to pick you up!!! We were stranded for an hour at the end of the day and ended up reaching our hotel who sent a car to pick us up
    Written January 11, 2024
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  • Sarah_rosenblatt@yahoo.com
    Shorewood, WI6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • hanna718
    NOVA678 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to this beach a couple of times. As others have mentioned, it is not the best for swimming. Although there were people swimming, and there are lifeguards on duty. This I think means that it is never very crowded, so is a lovely beach to relax, wade, read a book. Has a public parking lot, also a jetty you can walk out for a different view.
    Written September 10, 2023
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  • Ashfield531
    Ringwood, UK1,221 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The great thing here is that if you visit by cruise ship then you berth at a pier that is just a short walk from a fine sandy beach.
    Written January 31, 2023
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  • Trip819930
    Airdrie, Canada11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maguey is a nice big beach only 70 pesos taxi ride to get there from Santa Cruz. Lots of good beach restaurants to choose from, and a roped off area on the lift has very good snorkelling.
    Nice for a good day trip, and only 12 minutes away.
    Written March 19, 2020
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  • Kent K
    Ladysmith, Canada25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cascading waterfalls in a mountain jungle setting. Smaller than nearby Magicas waterfalls, but much less crowded and more authentically natural. This is run and maintained by local villagers so you are supporting local business.
    Written March 15, 2023
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  • Desertvaca
    Saint Louis, MO14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like to explore you will see some much here. This is not a place for people than don’t like to rough it
    Written June 20, 2022
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