one of Mexico's most recent resort projects, is quickly on its way to
rivaling the country's better known recreation zones. With each new development,
planners experiment with and perfect their designs, and Huatulco has
benefited from its predecessors. Scattered across 20 miles of ideal
Pacific coastline in the state of Oaxaca, the resorts are set in bays
that break up the sprawl. The principal bays are Bahia de Santa Cruz,
Bahia Chahue, and Bahia Tangolunda. There are golf courses, horse stables,
tennis courts, marinas, trendy restaurants - pretty much everything you'd
expect out of a tropical beach vacation. Near the city center there is
also an ecological park, Rufino Tamayo.
Not far from Huatulco are two other resort towns worth a day trip: Puerto Angel
and Puerto Escondido, both to the west. The quiet towns have excellent beaches
and are well-known in the surfing world; each year Puerto Escondido hosts a major
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