Flora and Fauna, the vegetation of Bahias de Huatulco is not exuberant, but you can find some of the main tree species, such as the tepguanje, the cazarete, ficus, mecianos, the colorÃn, as well as thorny low jungle, cactus, forest of gallery and mangrove in the littoral cord.
Its fauna is typical of the neo-tropical zone, with the absence of large predatory mammals; they meet, opossums, armadillos.
Rabbits, squirrels and white-tailed deer. There is a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians, including salamanders, toads, frogs, terrestrial and aquatic turtles, iguanas, boas, as well as an extensive variety of birds, both regional and migratory. Huatulco is rich in marine life and is occasionally visited by some whale specimens.
It is worth mentioning that the bays of Huatulco are one of the largest ecosystems in the Mexican Republic to such an extent that it was declared a protected area and that over time it became a national park.
Some information that you should know about the BahÃas de Huatulco National Park.
There are 9,000 species of plants in the park (more than 50% of the species nationally) 264 species and subspecies mammals (40% of the national level) 701 species of birds (63% of the national level) 470 approx. Reptiles (26% of the national level) 100 species of amphibians 80% vegetation is of low deciduous forest, with species up to 15 and 18 meters high (very peculiar for that type of forest) Corals in: Cacaluta, India, Chachacual, Riscalillo , San Agustin.
Fauna: Black iguana, turtles, peregrine falcon and plumb, ocelot, tigrillo, jaguarundi, puma, anteater, pigmented skunk, otter.
Protected fauna: 56 species of rare vertebrates. 278 species of birds (40.5% of the avifauna of the State) What to do? Among the main activities within the tourist complex include: free and autonomous diving, sport fishing, swimming, motor boating, water skiing, as well as recreational boat trips, tours by land and rafting down the river.
Now, in BahÃas de Huatulco, you can rediscover all that and more: The best restaurants, with gastronomy for all kinds of tastes and palates. One of the best golf courses in Mexico, with 18 holes and wonderful views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Fishing in Huatulco offers large quantities of tuna, goldfish, sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, roosterfish, dorado, among others.
Taking into account that the bays of Huatulco is a very young development, sport fishing is still practiced with little intensity and at a relatively short distance from the coast (2 miles approximately).
For beginners and experts, practicing snorkeling in places like La Entrega or Cacaluta is really a rewarding experience, allowing close contact with nature.
Diving is a must for visitors who go beyond the traditional. Bahias de Huatulco has the largest coral reef banks on the West Coast of North America and it is also possible to contact professional diving instructors who can guide you to make this practice one of the safest during your stay, as well as there is also a hyperbaric chamber installed in the Naval Hospital. One of the activities whose rise has been on the rise is the river descent with kayaks and rafts. These tours allow us to discover new cultures and places that are little imagined, maintaining a full contact with nature and the ecological environment.
Be carried away by the wind in a windsurf or sea kayak, while contemplating the contrasting landscape of nature, one of the favorite activities of athletes.
Touring the nine bays by yacht or catamaran, or taking a romantic ride on a sailboat at dusk, is within reach of all preferences and budgets.
We suggest walks along the trails of the wonderful tropical vegetation of Huatulco, whether on ATVs, on horseback, by bicycle or on guided walks, while observing a large number of birds and species of the region. Visit the samples of cultivation and preparation of the excellent coffee pen, live with the locals and know their traditions during a visit to the coffee farms, makes this activity one of the most recommended by lovers of alternative tourism.