Playa Maguey

Playa Maguey - Mexico
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Although almost entirely surrounded by native forest, Playa Maguey can be reached by both road and sea. Those who make the effort to explore this stretch of Oaxaca coastline are met by a pristine stretch of white sand gently curving around a small bay which is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. The latter is best at the eastern end of the bay among the rocks, with equipment available to rent.

Approximately 400 metres long, Playa Maguey is a family-friendly beach with several places to cool off with a drink or enjoy something to eat – fresh fish is a speciality of the café-restaurants here. If you don’t have your own transport, it’s not hard to find a taxi willing to make the short journey. They wait for returning visitors in the onsite parking lot. Boats tend to depart from Bahia de Santa Cruz.

Nearest town/city

Santa María Huatulco


  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant

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