The vegetation of Huatulco is lush, with 80% of it being of the low caducifolia type, losing its leaves once a year, with some species of trees such as the majestic de Huanacaxtle growing up to 20 meters. In our National Park there are more than 9,000 species of plants, which represent more than 50% of the inventory of all of Mexico.
The fauna is typical of the neo-tropical zone, with the absence of large mammals and predators. Armadillos, rabbits, squirrels, white-tailed deer, and many others are easily found, and there is also a large number of reptiles and amphibians such as salamanders, toads, frogs, turtles, iguanas, boas and other snakes, as well as more than 700 types of birds, representing 63% of the species existing in Mexico.
Huatulco´s natural wealth continues underwater. Oysters, lobsters, shrimps, dolphins, sea turtles, sailfish, marlin, snails, clams, and very occasionally even whales, are populating the clean and fresh waters of the ocean. Huatulco boasts one of Mexico’s most versatile ecosystems, which led the Federal Government to found in 1998 the National Park Huatulco, which includes protected land and sea areas.
Coral reefs and endangered species, such as sea turtles and their eggs, the iguana, some hawks and other species are protected by extremely strict federal laws.
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Villamar Chahué, Bahía de Chahué
Bahías de Huatulco, OAX 70989
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