Photographer's Note

Bahias de Huatulco is the most recent tourist destination to be developed by the Mexican Government. Huatulco's tourism industry is centered on its nine bays thus the name Bahias de Huatulco. The principal tourist develoment is the town of La Crucecita. The population of Huatulco is 50,000 people. It is located on the Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca. There are 22 miles of bays at Huatulco. Until resort development began in the 1980s, Huatulco was little known except as a coffee-growing area. In 1984, FONATUR (Fondo Nacional de Turismo), a government agency dedicated to the development of tourism in Mexico, acquired 21,000 hectares of land to develop a tourism center, similar to that in Cancun. This is a lovely area, but has no comparison to the other Mexican ports we visited, as it is virtually brand new. Noteworthy is that there are some villas and mansions beginning to appear on the hills surrounding the area.

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