Quinta Real Huatulco
What We Love
- The chic white-on-white décor blended with traditional thatched-roof Mexican charm
- The astounding views of the bay, visible from most points of the hotel
- Lots of stylish areas for lounging, including the open-air Sky Lounge and white canopied daybeds
What To Know
- With international air access to Huatulco limited and driving from Oaxaca hair-raising, the town can be challenging to reach
- There’s a fee for WiFi of around $15 USD per day
- Breakfast isn’t included in the rate
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This sophisticated, Mediterranean-meets-Moorish-style resort is the supermodel of Huatulco, exuding an air of effortless beauty as she looks down from her clifftop setting overlooking lovely Tangolunda Bay, one of nine bays that make up the town. The 28-room hotel, with its distinctive white domes and open-plan lounging areas, is all about decadent living, featuring jacuzzis in each guest room, Arabian Nights-style décor and the Sky Lounge, set at the highest point of the hotel between the mountains and the sea. There are also two pools and a tennis court, for jetsetters who can tear themselves away from cocktails in their clifftop cabana.
In the Area
Much like its southeastern cousin Cancun, Huatulco was targeted for development in the 1980s by the Mexican government as a future tourist destination, but that hasn’t diminished the charms of this community of nine bays on Oaxaca’s ruggedly beautiful Pacific coast. Sample some of the region’s famous cuisine at Terracotta, a restaurant inside the Mision de los Arcos hotel known for its delicious renditions of traditional dishes like tortilla soup and Veracruz-style fish. In the afternoon, tour the bays by boat with Huatulco Water Sports. If golf’s your bag, the Tangolunda Golf Course comes highly recommended.
How to Get There
We visited in November of 2018.
Romantic, quiet, absolutley beautiful views. It's definitely a stay for couples or those who want to have a first class experience and get away from their busy lives.
The food and cocktails were fantastic, and note: there's not much of a bar scene or nightlife, this hotel is meant for those who want to enjoy their privacy and intimate meals or gatherings. We visited after the storm last year so the beach was closed but we were shuttled anytime we wanted to their sister Quinta Resort which was also fantastic. The concierge is so helpful. They can refer private tour guides who can take you to the Cascades (One of a kind experience!), or to a boat guides who take you to one of 7? picturesque beaches - one of which have been in Spanish films. You could literally be on a beach solo. Oysters off the rock, straight to your plate, and local cuisine you won't ever want to leave. The beaches were fantastic, take a private boat out (50-65$USD) for a half day.
Take cash/pesos, the hotel's ATM internet service which is not always reliable on an island. Stay in one of the private cottages with pool, it's worth it!
This is the second year we have stayed at Quinta Real Huatulco and everything was excellent. The staff is very personable, always there to assist, very friendly and accommodating. We had the same suite as last year, #1, and everything was just as we had remembered. Room service was very timely and good as were the morning breakfast. A big thanks to the pool staff as they supplied us with any request we had. We will be back in 2020!
This place has an amazing view. Was end of June when we visited. Staff was friendly and suggested places to visit. Food was really well made. Coffee was great. Walk to pool is great for kids with so much fauna. Easy five minutes to the plaza. Will be back.