Agua Azul la Villa is a bed and breakfast in Huatulco, Mexico that
has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
A bed and breakfast with stunningly beautiful ocean views and
spacious private terrazas off of every guest room.
Your Canadian hosts provide an intimate lodging alternative for
adults who appreciate an inn of high standards but prefer accommodation
away from the large resorts and five star hotels.
Located on the southern Pacific coast, Huatulco is Mexico's premier
eco-resort. This is where the Sierra Madre del Sur meet the Pacific
Ocean to form the ruggedly beautiful Oaxaca coast. Thirty six pristine
beaches are nestled along the jagged 18 mile coastline that comprises
the Bays of Huatulco, several of which are perfect for swimming,
snorkeling or scuba diving.
The Villa and Facitilities:
The Villa is located on placid Conejos Bay in a quiet, prestigious
residential area of Huatulco. It is an easy 20 minute drive from the
Huatulco International Airport. We are three minutes by car to the
hotels and restaurants in Tangolunda Bay; five minutes to the golf
course with its pool and tennis courts; and ten minutes to either the
Marina in Santa Cruz or the colorful Mexican community of La Crucecita,
each of which has parks, markets, shops, and restaurants. Best of all,
it is only a three minute walk to Tejoncito, a sandy, tranquil,
private beach. Agua Azul la Villa overlooks this beach.
Designed as a Bed & Breakfast in the Pacific Coast style, Agua
Azul la Villa integrates architecture and landscape and relies heavily
on natural materials. The decor is eclectic and uses Mayan textiles
and objects d'art from Mexico and Guatemala. Agua Azul la Villa is so
named because from here you are able to see "Blue Water" to
The library is a comfortable den-like setting where you can
exchange a book.
The pool area is divided into four sections including a palapa,
gardens and open terraces where you can soak up the sun. There are two
pools, the lower of which is 30 feet long; the upper pool is equipped
with seating and is a great place to cool off while enjoying an icy
You can socialize with other guests in any of the common areas or
relax in the privacy of your own spacious, ocean-view terrace. Agua
Azul la Villa offers a clean, tranquil, smoke-free environment and is
operated to high Canadian standards. We are sorry, guests do not have
access to the kitchen.
Our continental breakfast includes: fresh squeezed juice, ripe
tropical fruits, granola with milk or yoghurt, a variety of fresh baked
goods, and of course... our famous locally grown Oaxaca coffee.
Breakfast is served in the main salon under a domed palapa (palm
thatched) roof 30 feet in diameter. This room is at your disposal for
playing cards or board games or chatting with fellow guests. If you are
lucky you may spot a pod of dolphins from here.
All of the six guestrooms offer:
- A/C & fans
- Large terraza
- Private baths
- Spectacular ocean views
- One queen size beds with top quality mattresses (The Orca has two
Pelicano and Orca Room:
The Pelicano offers the most expansive view and the largest terraza.
It has a domed ceiling and both a shower and tub. The Orca, half a
level below the main level, is the largest room and has two beds.
Delfin and Marlin Room:
Both rooms have a very generous terraza. The Delfin is one level
below the main level. The Marlin requires more stairs but affords the
Tortuga and Caracol Room:
Both rooms are close to the pool. The Tortuga is a smaller room;
the Caracol has a smaller terraza.
The Bays of Huatulco (wa-TOOL-co) are actually made up of a series of
small bays and coves, including 35 beaches. We believe that it is the
most beautiful spot on the Pacific coast mainly because of the many
unspoiled beaches that stretch along the 18 miles of jagged coastline
that comprise the nine Bays of Huatulco. Each bay has its own unique
character. Some have several beaches which form little pockets nestled
into the towering cliffs, others are wide open to the surf, and still
others have coral reefs with crystalline water and numerous species of
tropical fish. Here it is possible to see giant sea turtles and pods of
dolphins. The foothills of the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains form a
framework for each of the bays and are covered with an abundant tropical
foliage. It is truly an unspoiled tropical paradise where 70% of the
area has been designated as an ecological zone.
In addition to the spectacular natural beauty, Huatulco has an
exceptional level of infrastructure. FONATUR (a governmental agency for
the development of tourism) has made a major investment in developing
important elements of infrastructure such as paved roads, electricity,
water and sewage treatment. The commitment to maintaining the
environment here is so high that this is one of the few areas on the
Pacific coast where sewage (treated or otherwise) is not pumped out to
sea. Discover for yourself why Huatulco, this premier Eco-resort, is
considered "the best kept secret in Mexico!"
Almost everything is within a 10 minute drive.
Taxis are readily available and inexpensive. Some taxis can
accommodate up to 8 people.
Car rental such as Budget, Alamo and AST are available. There is also
bicycle and moped rentals available.
Some water taxis are also available and can take you to secluded
Activities and Tours:
- Jet Ski
- Bay Tours
- Scuba Diving
- Ocean Kayak
- Bird Watching
- Rock Climbing
- Turtle Sanctuary
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Coffee Plantation
- Horseback Riding
- White Water Rafting
There are direct charter flights from Chicago, Toronto, Montreal
and Vancouver. Air Only is available if you request it... your travel
agent will not necessarily offer this information. More cities of
origin are expected to open up in the near future.
Regular Air Service:
There are several flights daily from Mexico City non-stop to
Huatulco (45 minutes). These may be coordinated with numerous
international flights from USA, Canada and Europe. From Mexico City to
Huatulco, Mexicana Airlines is the most frequent carrier. It is also
possible to fly via Oaxaca City on Aerocaribe (30 minutes).
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I bring?
In winter Huatulco's temperatures range from a daytime high of 28 -
32 degrees °C (84 - 89 degrees °F) to evening lows of 20 - 22
degrees °C (69 - 72 degrees °F). Spring and summer temperatures can
be hotter and more humid. Warm weather casual clothing is acceptable
everywhere. Shorts, short sleeve shirts, sundresses and sandals are
commonly worn. An extra swim suit is always useful, as is sunscreen.
Insect repellent is recommended for horseback riding, jungle and
plantation tours. We suggest bringing sun hats and sunglasses although
straw hats and various caps from our local markets make nice
souvenirs. A light sweater and long pants are essential only if you
are going to the City of Oaxaca.
What about medical emergencies?
Huatulco is fortunate to have a civilian and a Naval Hospital both
of which are available to visitors. Moreover, we also have several
private clinics offering diverse medical specialties; several of these
doctors and dentists are fluent in English and a few also speak
French. Scuba divers will be interested to learn that the Naval
Hospital has recently installed a state of the art decompression
Is it safe?
You bet it is. It is likely much safer in Huatulco than your own
home town. We feel safe walking almost anywhere day and night (common
Can I drink the water?
Agua Azul la Villa provides purified bottled water. All food and
beverage providers in Huatulco use purified water and ice in drinks.
Due to the importance that the government has placed on tourism growth
in this area, the public health authorities diligently inspect the
water and ice purification plants.
How do I find tours and activities?
Your hosts will be pleased to make recommendations and reservations
for you on the activities of your choice and can recommend the most
professional restaurants, shows, and tours.
We are expat Canadians who operated a bed and breakfast in Calgary, Canada for
three years, while preparing to change our lives and relocate to Mexico.
After spending six months traveling the Pacific coast of Mexico looking
for the perfect spot for our new bed and breakfast, it took only three
days in Huatulco to know that we had found exactly what we were looking
for. We invite you to come and discover for yourself what is considered
to be “the best kept secret in Mexico”.
As we live onsite year round, Agua Azul la Villa is our home and we
consider you to be our personal guests. It is our hope that your visit
to Huatulco be a memorable one and to that end the house has been
designed with your comfort and privacy in mind. We also believe that
part of the bed and breakfast experience is the interaction with your hosts and
with other guests. Please feel free to enjoy the pool and gardens, the
library and the main salon in addition to the privacy of your own
oceanview terrace. It would be our pleasure to recommend restaurants and
beaches or to arrange tours and activities. If there is anything you
need that will make your stay more enjoyable please let us know and we
will do our best to accommodate you.