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Tangolunda Bay (Bahía Tangolunda)
Tangolunda Bay (Bahía Tangolunda)

Tangolunda Bay (Bahía Tangolunda)

Tangolunda Bay, Oaxaca

The Basics

Tangolunda’s resorts offer gorgeous beachside pools, romantic ocean views, and unlimited access to quaint (if touristy) shopping and pricey seafood fare. Families with kids will also find plenty to do here. Take a sightseeing cruise of the bay, soar above the jungle canopy on a zipline, or snorkel in the calm waters near Las Brisas. If you want who want to avoid the hassle of renting a car in Mexico, opt for a tour that includes transportation.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tangolunda Bay is where you’ll find almost all of Huatulco’s luxury resorts.

  • Remember to bring sunblock and a hat or sunglasses, as the beaches offers little shade.

  • There is no public access for wheelchairs along the beach.

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How to Get There

If you’re vacationing in Tangolunda Bay, chances are your resort will offer transportation options; if not, you can book a shuttle from the airport. Tangolunda’s beaches are best accessed via the private resorts, and taxis are plentiful throughout the Huatulco resort area.

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When to Get There

Tangolunda Bay is lovely year-round. Winter sees large numbers of tourists, and the weeks before and after Easter are some of the busiest. Overcrowding is rarely a problem, however, as this destination receives far fewer tourists than other popular Mexican resort areas.

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Tangolunda’s Beaches

Tangolunda is Huatulco’s most exclusive bay and the majority of its beaches are accessible only to resort guests. Independent travelers can spend a day at Playa Arrocito or Playa Rincon Sabroso; the former has gentle waves and some shade, and is easily accessible by car. A section of Playa Tangolunda is also open to the public and offers water sports facilities.

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