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La Crucecita

Located away from the ocean, a little northeast of Santa Cruz is La Crucecita, a charming area known as "town". Centered around the main square or "zocalo" are a number of awesome restaurants, shops as well as the beautiful church, Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Some of the more notable spots to eat are Onix, Terra Cotta, El Sabor de Oaxaca, Santa Clara, Rigoletto, Los Portales and La Red.

When you stay in La Crucecita you are really in the center of it all. There are plenty of villas and condos for rent in the area.

La Crucecita is a great place to do a variety of shopping, from grocery to souvenir. Located here are a number of touristy shops offering beautiful authentic pieces perfect to take back home. Also found here are a variety of fresh food markets as well as local superstore, Súper Che. This is a great area for a casual stroll and some light shopping.

The Santa Cruz beach (Playa Santa Cruz) greets many beach lovers looking to improve their tans. It is often a busy spot due to its proximity to popular tourist spots and the marinas. The calm waters off this beach are some of the best for swimming, snorkeling or scuba diving. There are spots close by that rent equipment or that can even take you out by boat to other, more remote beach locations.

In very close proximity, you will also find Playa Entrega. This 600 foot stretch of beach is one of the best locations for family ocean fun!

It is also home to one of the infamous historical events in Huatulco's history. Locals and tour guides will be anxious to share stories about how Vincente Guerrero, war hero and president, was betrayed by Francisco Picaluga on this very beach ultimately leading to his murder in Oaxaca City.

WATER CONDITIONS: The water is incredibly calm at Playa Entraga making it very safe for small children and a great place for some family fun.