With its lush jungles and crystal-clear water, Huatulco can seem like an untouched paradise, and many of the resort’s best hotels have tried to keep it that way. Here are a few hotels committed to ensuring visitors experience Huatulco hospitality in all its eco-friendly glory.
Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa
As a winner of the KKR Eco-Innovation Award and a Rainforest Alliance Certification, this 4-star resort just 25 minutes from the Bahías de Huatulco International Airport has received high praise for its measures to preserve the environment. Among the amenities are two pools (one family-friendly, one for adults), a kids’ club and seven dining options.
Secrets Resort Huatulco
Nestled along Conejos Bay, this luxurious AMResorts property is also Rainforest Alliance Certified and a KKR Eco-Innovation Award winner. Among the projects in the works are a Secret Garden to grow native and medicinal plants using compost generated on-site, and cleanup and restoration efforts in Huatulco National Park. Plus, there’s a world-class spa and restaurants that range from French and Italian to Asian and Mexican cuisines.
Xcuenda Huatulco Spa
Located just a few steps from Chahué Beach, this resort is committed not merely to luxury but also to honoring the ancestors of the land. The spa, in particular, bases its treatments, such as the temazcal, or steam house, on those practiced by Mexico’s indigenous people.
Hotel Las Brisas Huatulco
With its open, minimalist design, Hotel La Brisas (which, you guessed it, means “the breezes”) is committed to celebrating the beauty of the natural environment and providing a stage for the vast beauty of the Pacific. The campus, which is spread across four separate areas—Mountains, Stars, Clouds and Ocean—is also thick with exotic vegetation.
This 17-suite boutique hotel is partially hidden among treee-covered hills and is often compared to the Greek Island of Santorini, with its white fronted buildings facing the tranquil Tagolunda Bay.