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3 Reasons to Choose a Vacation Rental in Mexico for Your Getaway


3 Reasons to Choose a Vacation Rental in Mexico for Your Getaway

Many people vacation in Mexico and spend the entirety of their trip at a resort. But, your getaway doesn’t have to be at an all-inclusive resort; vacation rentals in Mexico offer an alternative lodging option and experience for travelers. Renting a vacation property allows you the freedom to create a customizable trip based on your interests.

My Huatulco Vacation is located in beautiful Oaxaca off the beaten path from the busy tourist destinations in Quintana Roo. Huatulco is a beach town in Mexico that has a little something for everyone, whether you want to relax on the beach or discover the diverse activities near your rental property. Here are three reasons you should choose one of our Huatulco vacation properties for your next getaway in Mexico:

1. A Customizable Vacation Experience

Unlike resorts, vacation rentals in Mexico offer a private setting for you and your guests. When you choose to stay with us at My Huatulco Vacation, we will help you create the perfect vacation experience with our concierge services.

  • Itinerary Planning: Let us help you make the most of your Huatulco vacation with our itinerary planning services. We can suggest tours, restaurants, activities, and more!
  • Chef Services: Enjoy authentic Oaxacan cuisine from the comfort of your Mexico beach house with our private chefs. No worrying about finding a restaurant to suit everyone’s taste buds!
  • Pantry Stocking: If you are planning an extended stay, utilize our pantry stocking service, and we will have groceries delivered to your rental upon your arrival.
  • Airport Transfers: We can pick you up right from the airport and drop you off at your vacation residence in a private SUV.

2. Easy Access to Activities

No matter where you decide to stay in Huatulco, you will be a part of the local community and a short distance from fantastic activities. Explore historic sites, shop at local markets, dine on Mexican cuisine, discover waterfalls, and relax on the beach. We have compiled a list of 101+ Things to Do in Huatulco for our guests.

3. Mexico Vacation Rentals for Every Budget

We offer the region’s widest selection of condos, villas, and luxury vacation homes in Huatulco. We have one to eight bedroom rentals available at various price points to accommodate every budget. The amenities of our 70 Huatulco vacation rentals include highlights like pools, spas, swim-up bars, and beach access. Here are some examples of our Huatulco villas, condos, and luxury homes.

  • Sueno Real F2: An incredibly affordable one-bedroom Huatulco condo walking distance to Santa Cruz. Includes a fully equipped kitchen and shared pool area.
  • Villa Bellavista 1: A mid-range Huatulco villa with three bedrooms perfect for six guests.
  • Ventana al Mar: Beautiful eight-bedroom Mexico luxury rental with a spectacular oceanfront setting. The spacious estate has an outdoor bar, large private pool, oceanfront terrace, and garden dining areas.

Browse all of our vacation rentals throughout Huatulco or fill out our Custom Property Selection Form, and we will recommend the perfect Mexico beach house for your group!

A Guide to the Best Huatulco Beaches


A Guide to the Best Huatulco Beaches

Huatulco is well known for the nine bays and 36 beaches that line the picturesque coast. The golden sand contrasted by the glistening emerald waters can be enjoyed year-round here, with the sun shining an average of 330 days a year! The Huatulco beaches are truly special and distinct, with different amenities and activities available at each. At My Huatulco Vacation, we have over 60 oceanview villa and condo vacation rentals to choose from, so you’ll never lose sight of the beach. So, whether you are looking for a laidback family beach day or an adventurous afternoon of water activities, Huatulco has it all!

Playa Santa Cruz

Playa Santa Cruz is one of the busier Huatulco beaches since it is surrounded by convenient amenities like an artisan market, restaurants, hotels, equipment rental, and boat charters. This hot spot is popular amongst families since the waters are calm and perfect for water activities. This is also where you’ll find the Cruise Ship Pier, so be prepared for crowds on cruise days!

What to do: Swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, sport fishing, boat tours. Where to stay: We have seven beautiful properties to choose from in Santa Cruz ranging from one to four bedrooms!

Playa San Agustin

Playa San Agustin is a hidden gem in Oaxaca and is accessed by a boat from Santa Cruz or a lesser-known dirt road. This quiet beach is an excellent place to avoid the crowds and experience the tranquility of Huatulco.

What to do: Playa San Agustin is an excellent beach for snorkeling and diving. Where to stay: Access the beach by boat from Santa Cruz

Playa Cacaluta

Playa Cacaluta is a star in Mexico; literally, this beach is so beautiful it has been featured on several movies and television shows! Even though it’s considered one of the best beaches in the region, it remains relatively quiet since it is not easily accessible. The easiest way to get to this white sand beach is with a boat ride.

What to do: Sightseeing, Exploring coral reefs with Cacaluta Scuba Diving.

Where to stay: As this beach is located within the National Park, there are no accommodations in the immediate area. Your best bet is to choose a property in Santa Cruz where you can hire a local panga boat to get you there in a short 15 minute ride, or talk to a local mountain bike guide in Santa Cruz to show you how to ride out on the jungle trails!

Playa La Entrega

If you are looking for a beach with plenty of restaurants and activities, then we recommend visiting Playa La Entrega. Known for its phenomenal snorkeling and live reefs, you can access this beach via land, boat, or paddleboard. Families will love relaxing in the sand, exploring the calm waters, and dining on fresh seafood at the nearby restaurants.

What to do: Swimming, snorkeling, diving, boating, and dining.
Where to stay: Overlooking Playa la Entrega, this condo offers incredible ocean views, rooftop terrace with bar and direct beach access - View Barlovento PH Condo

Playa La Bocana

We couldn’t have a post about local beaches without mentioning surfing hotspots. This well known beach is quickly becoming known for its hippie-chic vibe with its cobblestone streets, popular mezcaleria and some of Huatulco’s most luxe vacation rental options! Playa La Bocana is Huatulco’s local surf beach and an excellent place to try boogie boarding or to sign up for a surf lesson. There is also a popular Oaxacan cooking school, a couple of great restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat after a day in the sun and one of the best walking beaches in Huatulco!

What to do: Playa La Bocana offers mudbaths and excellent stargazing at night.
Where to stay: Check out our Luxury Huatulco Beach Villas in La Bocana Region

Luxury Oceanfront Rentals in Huatulco

These are five of the best Huatulco beaches you can visit during your Oaxaca vacation. Discover the 30+ local beaches and see how many other beaches you can check off your list! Access the beach from the comfort of your luxury property with My Huatulco Vacation. Our oceanfront rentals are the perfect way to experience the golden sands of Huatulco. Start planning your vacation at the beach today!


Dine on Oaxacan Cuisine at Huatulco Restaurants

One of the best things about vacation is the opportunity to try new things like local cuisine. Each state in Mexico has its own unique culinary traditions that reflect the culture and personality of the region. The cultural diversity of Oaxaca converges to offer some of the best dishes in Mexico, from world-renowned mole to hand-churned ice cream. The Huatulco restaurants have something for everyone to enjoy with expansive and unique menu items. You can even have a local cook make meals for you in your vacation rental when you choose My Huatulco Vacation to host your getaway. But, we highly recommend spending at least one day exploring Huatulco and all of the fantastic dining options in town.

West Park Cafe

The most important meal of the day starts at West Park Cafe. The bakery items are made fresh daily and include croissants, cinnamon rolls, and pan au chocolate. This cafe is a local favorite for flavorful coffee and delicious pastries.


If you are looking for a casual dining experience, consider visiting Terra-Cotta. They use fresh and high-quality ingredients to create an expansive menu of authentic dishes. Choose from soups, pasta, pizzas, chicken, steaks, and seafood items. They are also known for their fresh organic juices and wine selection. We highly recommend trying the carrot cake for dessert; we promise you won’t regret it!

Alfredo’s Restaurant and Bar

Alfredo’s is an excellent option for vacationers interested in late-night drinks and entertainment. You can listen to live music from local musicians nightly while enjoying a flavorful dish. The menu includes dishes that blend Oaxacan and Italian food made with fresh local ingredients. If you are interested in late-night fun, look no further than Alfredos!


Rocoto is a Huatulco restaurant where you can enjoy culinary creations from different Latin American regions. Chef Claudia will even come to your table and tell you about the delicious daily specials. This restaurant is a Huatulco hotspot where you can socialize with the community in a friendly atmosphere while enjoying delicious food.

That’s Amore!

No meal is complete without a sweet treat for dessert. That’s Amore features crepes and waffles, but the real star is the Italian gelato. Indulge in delicious flavors like strawberry, coconut, mango, passionfruit, and cheesecake.

Luxury Vacation Rentals in Huatulco

Experience authentic local cuisine at the Huatulco restaurants during your Mexico getaway. After you dine at the local restaurants, you are sure to be impatiently waiting for your next meal. Choose My Huatulco Vacation and stay within the community with your private property rental. We have over 70 luxury properties to choose from in Huatulco, featuring gorgeous ocean views. If you can’t decide where to stay, fill out our property selection form, and we will email you a customized selection of rental properties.


Discover Mexico’s Pacific Coast: Things to Do in Huatulco

Huatulco is on the beautiful Pacific Coast of Mexico, home to 30 pristine beaches, nine bays, diverse landscapes, and year-round sunshine. Unlike other resort towns in Mexico, Huatulco remains a hidden gem where you can experience local culture in abundance. Whether you want to hike jungle paths that lead to untouched beaches, try unique culinary dishes, scuba dive amongst marine life, or walk through historic sites, there are endless things to do in Huatulco. Stay with us at My Huatulco Vacation, and let us introduce you to the magic of the region with our premier vacation rental services. 

Discover Local Culture and History

Huatulco is an excellent destination for those interested in an authentic cultural experience. Spend your time shopping at the local markets, walking through ancient ruins, and feasting on delectable Oaxacan cuisine. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Huatulco:

  • Visit Copalita Eco-Archaeological Park: This ecology park is a must-stop if you are interested in history. Copalita was first settled around 500 B.C.E. Several excavated structures like pyramids and a ball court remain standing today for visitors to see.
  • Sample Mezcal: Mezcal is a traditional Mexican spirit similar to tequila and a must-try when vacationing in Huatulco. Visit La Probadita and pick out a bottle of Mezcal to enjoy on the beach.
  • Browse Local Markets: There are several markets around Huatulco where you can shop for organic food and handcrafted items. Engage with local merchants at Huatulco Organic Market, shop for fresh produce in La Crucecita, or make the drive to the Pochutla Market and browse the fruits, veggies, local pottery, and clothing here.
  • Local Dining: Oaxaca has a notable culinary tradition that makes every meal in Huatulco unique. Discover local restaurants on our 101 Things to Do in Huatulco page or learn more about our chef services

Discover Beaches and Nature

Huatulco is surrounded by a beautiful and diverse natural environment that is truly picturesque. Beaches line the coast, waterfalls cascade, and lush vegetation fills Huatulco National Park. Immerse yourself in nature at these Huatulco sites: 

  • Bays and Beaches: There are many ways to explore nature at the 30 beaches and nine bays in Huatulco. Popular activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, mud baths, jet skiing, and surfing. Playa Zipolite and Playa La Entrega offer great destinations for these water activities. 
  • Huatulco National Park: This Oaxaca National Park is over 29,000 acres and is home to one of Mexico’s largest and most diverse ecosystems. With 9,000 plant species and hundreds of birds and reptiles like pelicans, hawks, iguanas, and salamanders, life is abundant here. Visit the park for hiking, snorkeling, and surfing.
  • Hagia Sofia Ecological Park: This park is the best place to experience the flora, fauna, and wildlife of Huatulco. You can walk through an exotic flower trail, taste seasonal fruits, marvel at butterflies, hike to La Campana Waterfall, or experience the thrill of zip-lines.


Elite Vacation Properties in Huatulco

Now that you know all about things to do in Huatulco, the next question is where to stay. My Huatulco Vacation offers the region’s widest selection of vacation properties along with our on-call concierge service to customize your getaway. We offer itinerary planning, chef services, pantry stocking, and airport transfers to help make your vacation perfect in every way. We have over 70 beautiful properties with fantastic amenities like pools, spas, swim-up bars, and beach access. Start planning your vacation to Huatulco today!