Oaxacas Coast

10 Days

TripAdvisor-5 stars

Oaxaca's Coast

10 Days

TripAdvisor-5 stars

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime as you discover the beauty and culture of Oaxaca. Explore the picturesque beaches of Huatulco, the charming town of Mazunte, and the charming city of Puerto Escondido. Indulge in the delicious regional maritime cuisine, taste the famous mezcal, and have the unique opportunity to release turtles. This ultimate coastal trip is an experience not to be missed.


  • Release baby turtles in La Escobilla
  • Horseback riding along the beach of "Puerto Suelo"
  • Mezcal Tasting
  • Surf lessons at Puerto Escondido
  • Huatulco Kayak & Snorkelling

DAY 1 - Welcome to Oaxaca

Welcome to Oaxaca

Welcome to the Oaxacan Coast; at the airport, you will pick up your rental car, which will be your companion during this trip through Mexican lands. Head to Mazunte, where you will spend your first night. 

DAY 2 - Boat ride through the seven bays of Huatulco

Get to know the seven bays of Huatulco, which are part of the Huatulco National Park, a protected natural area. In this guided tour that includes roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Huatulco, you will have the opportunity to see from the sea seven of the beautiful bays of this destination; it usually takes around 5 hours to complete it. During the crossing, an experienced guide in the area will tell you relevant aspects about the ecosystem of the bays, its flora, and fauna in English. You will have the opportunity to snorkel and visit beautiful beaches.

DAY 3 - Huatulco Kayak & Snorkeling

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Your transportation will pick you up to take you to the meeting point. Here you will meet your local guide, who will assign you a kayak to begin a tour of the bays of Huatulco and enjoy the waves and the fantastic view of the bays. You will arrive at Playa La Entrega, where you will have a snorkeling session to observe a great variety of tropical fish species, all of the different sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as capture a photo session with the fish. Finally, you will have free time to enjoy one of the beaches where you can rest, relax or continue swimming in the calm waters of this bay. 

DAY 4 - Turtle Release in La Escobilla & Mangrove boat ride

Today, you will have the lovely experience of releasing turtles. The tour starts with an explanation of the conservation project; incubation process, hatching, emergence, and release of the baby turtles. You will also learn about the problem of looting and why it is necessary to incubate them in a guarded place. The release of the hatchlings will take place in protection with the visitors.

In the afternoon, you will take a traditional rowing boat ride; this will help not to impact the lagoon’s ecosystem. During the tour, the community’s guide will take you where you can appreciate the biodiversity of the mangrove: birds, reptiles, small mammals, and the characteristic flora of the region.

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Victoria O.

September, 2022
Two Weeks in Mexico
Seamless transfers, excellent hotels particularly in Mexico city and Puebla, combined with various cultural and food tours. Particular highlights were the cultural/food tours in Mexico city and Puebla (also including the anthropology museum in Mexico city), and the rural tours in Oaxaca where we visited textile workshops, mescal producers and participated in a cooking class using traditional equipment. Also, although we didn't need it, the on call remote assistance was reassuring. I would definitely recommend Rutopia.
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Kris S.

April, 2022
Enjoyed using Rutopia
Enjoyed using Rutopia (Marisol and Melina) to plan my trip to Mexico. Marisol helped me figure out the best options fand booked everything. Melina was my in country support. Rutopia (the company through Kim Kim) is great and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take the burden out of vacation planning. My son and I truly enjoyed the trip knowing everything was taken care of and we just had to have fun. Thanks!
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Melissa W.

July, 2022
Adventures in the Yucatán!
Such an amazing time in the Yucatán! Between floating in the mangroves to visiting Chichén Itzá to spending a whole day on the beach in El Cuyo, I couldn’t have planned a better trip without their help. Thank you so much for an unforgettable birthday vacation!! Simply amazing! Don’t think twice about having them help you plan your next vacation!
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April, 2022
Great experience with this agency, totally recommend!
Great experience with this agency. Our tour in Mexico was perfect and organised with great passion and precision. Special thanks to Mel (our direct contact during the trip) for being super responsive and to Jorge Barbosa (our tour guide in Mexico City). Totally recommend this tour operator!
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Sue G

June, 2022
Mayan Site Tour in Yucatan Penninsula Mexico
Rutopia did an outstanding job with the arrangement and execution of a 9 day tour of Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsula. We provided Rutopia with the general parameters of the trip we wanted and they suggested an itinerary. After our approval, they set up the hotels, transportation within Mexico, and site tours. The hotels were good quality, and all of the drivers and tour guides showed up on time. We were very impressed with the quality of the tour guides and learned a lot on the trip. Jorge handled setting up the itinerary, and Melina handled the execution of the trip and was readily available via WhatsApp throughout the trip for any questions or issues. Melina was particularly helpful in changing our transportation arrangements to the airport at the last minute per our request. I would recommend Rutopia and would use them again for future trips.
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July, 2022
Fantastic Will do it again
My wife and I had a fantastic holiday in Mexico thanks to Marisol, Ana, Teresa and their colleagues & partners. The entire itinerary and arrangements were put together in less than 4 days. What we really liked about Marisol & her team was that they were only a message or a phone call away for any query/suggestion, etc. The trip was bespoke to the extent that Rutopia had kept in mind about our interests, food habits & executed bookings, tours. They were also very flexible in catering to last minute changes/requests. The team took upon them to ensure that our entire trip was comfortable & safe by taking care of even small stuff that one normally finds out post getting to a place. We would definitely like to use their services again!!
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Elena R.

April, 2022
A literally perfect trip to the Yucatan peninsula
Tom and I knew we wanted to go to Mexico. We knew we wanted a little bit of culture, some wildlife, and maybe a splash in the ocean. That's it. With the vague and minimal information we gave them, Rutopia was able to put together a perfect trip for us. We had a flawless itinerary. It's so clear that Rutopia really cares about the communities (animals and humans) in Mexico. Everything we did and everywhere we stayed felt like they were helping us experience Mexico as authentically and respectfully as possible. It's almost impossible to pick a highlight, but top of the list has to be the day we shared with Enrique, a Mayan host who was unbelievably generous with us. He shared the community gardens, including history and background about the families that live in Nuevo Durango and other nearby communities. He showed us the neighborhood cenotes, Punta Laguna, Uma Nojoch Keej (a wildlife reserve), and more. We picked and prepared the plants as Enrique and his wife Blanca showed us the best way to cook them (and rescued us when we were pricked by the nopales!). We saw howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the wild which was very cool. That had to be the very best day, but every day was amazing. Sian Ka'an reserve was lovely, the Mayan ruins were spectacular, the snorkeling in Puerto Morelos was fabulous, the bicycle cenote tour was jaw'droppingly gorgeous. I'm waxing superlative but it really all was like a dream. Beyond the activities, the scheduling and pace was perfect for us. We felt like we really made the most of our six days, but with enough downtime to explore and enjoy at our leisure. From picking up our car at the airport to finding our accommodation, the logistics were very smooth at every interaction. Special shoutout to Melina who pretty much instantly helped us when we had any questions about the trip. We've never used a travel planning service like this before. But after this trip, we'll never go back to the old way!
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July, 2022
Journey to Mexico City, Cholula and Cuetzalan
We had a wonderful time. We started out in Mexico City with a 2 day tour filled with museums, food, and beautiful sights. We then went on to Cholula to experience the culture in a smaller town, see a local market, and eat traditional food. We finished the tour in a small town called Cuetzalan, where most people speak an indigenous language. All of our guides were great. Thank you for a memorable vacation!
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March, 2022
Just wonderful!
We had an amazing trip excellent organized by Jorge and supervised by Melina from Rutopia. We spent 10 days in Mexico, starting in Ciudad de Mexico where we visited the amazing Teotihuacan and then we flew to Yucatan for the amazing sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Tulum, Merida, Valladolid and the great Island Holbox. The trip was perfectly organized, the hotels were very good, and the guides were carefully chosen. We highly recommend Rutopia and especially Jorge!
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Bikø J

November, 2021
Chiapas, Neri and her family
I traveled to Chiapas for an ecotourism experience with Rutopia and I liked it very much, the team responds very quickly to all questions and accompany the traveler throughout the experience, I missed my flight and they were very flexible to accommodate the entire itinerary, My destination was the lakes of Tziscao, where I was received by Neri with his family in very nice cabins next to a lake with incredible views and a magnificent tranquility, with them you make experiences of beekeeping and coffee and tours to nearby lakes, Montebello is a must! 100% recommended.
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March, 2021
Super local agency
We have worked with Rutopia for several tours in Mexico in the Yucatán and Chiapas and we have never been disappointed. Authentic experiences, with locals, in magical places and off the beaten tourist track. Our contact Marisol was always super available and responsive, understanding and anticipating our desires. And she speaks very good French. I highly recommend Rutopia!
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Mikel D

April, 2021
The best moment lived in Mexico
We were traveling as a group of friends with nothing organized. We like to improvise and be able to find alternative plans to the conventional tourist routes. We arrived in Puerto Escondido - Mexico's paradise - and started looking for options. A Mexican friend recommended us to contact Rutopia and we did. We explained our way of traveling - which they quickly understood - and in a few hours they came to us with a perfect selection of activities. We chose one of them and the next day we found ourselves galloping through beautiful hills, crossing a small lagoon in canoes, bathing on an unspoiled beach at sunset and sipping freshly picked coconuts with some mezcal. We had dinner in the only hut on the beach, eating fish that had been caught that day from the lagoon. Then we went to see the luminescence of the placton with paddle canoes until we were surprised by one of the biggest and reddest moons I have ever seen in my life. We ended up sleeping in bamboo huts a few meters from the waves. There were no more than 5 huts on the miles of beach that we could see. And at ALL times with an exquisite treatment - sympathy, kindness and attention. This is just one of the plans we booked with Rutopia, which definitely changed the course of our trip. Without a doubt, I would repeat this experience in any place I would like to visit in Mexico. Viva Mexico!
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Claudia A

September, 2020
Super organization, great accommodations and nice team
The trip was perfectly organized, we were always exclusive or in very small groups and had freedom to do our own activities. All accommodations were fantastic and sustainable, the food almost always local and very good, we could always fill our Rutopia water bottles and travel as plastic free as possible. We were met at the airport and had assistance getting a rental car. After that, we traveled independently but had our fixed dates and reservations with Rutopia. It was the perfect mix!
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March, 2020
Circuit in Yucatan
Discovering wonderful and surprising sites, Mayan communities with an unforgettable welcome, breathtaking landscapes, a very pleasant climate in the middle of March...and smiling people! A big thank you to Rutopia and his team for the elaboration of this ideal circuit, alternating nature, city life, simplicity and comfort. Thanks to Mélina for the follow-up during our trip. We don't speak Spanish well enough, and we appreciated having a French-speaking contact person who could be reached if necessary. We still have a lot to discover and hope to come back very soon, and with Rutopia without hesitation!
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Sabrina N

March, 2020
For those who don't like to manage logistics like hotels, rental cars, activities. And above all, to have someone who speaks fluent French that we can reach at any time for the unexpected... You are in the right place! Thank you to Chloe for the preparation of our trip, to Melina our Ariadne's thread and Teresa for her welcome and help at the arrival and departure. A big thank you to Enrique and Blanca from Nuevo-Durango for their welcome, their smiles, their family, a lot of emotions at the time to leave you. Thanks to Mémo for your teaching of Mexican customs (Sian Ka'an) The Yucatan is a magnificent region. And the population is very pleasant. Only downside Holbox... Too much dust, too much smell of fuel oil, too much tourist. I will keep in memory these wonderful moments!
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DAY 5 - Relaxing in Mazunte

Enjoy a relaxing day in the town of Mazunte. Besides enjoying the multiple beaches this town offers, make time to visit the sea turtle sanctuary and aquarium, where you can learn about 6 of the eight sea turtles in Mexico. You can also see a natural and ecological cosmetics factory. To end the day, you can’t miss the sunset in Punta Cometa, about a 20-minute hike up the mountain next to Mazunte. 

DAY 6 - From Mazunte to Puerto Escondido

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Enjoy a free morning. After checking out of the hotel, you will take your rental car and head to Puerto Escondido.

DAY 7 - Surf lessons in Puerto Escondido

Surfing lesson

These surf lessons consist of theoretical and practical training to ride the waves. Your guides will take you to the best spots to surf, adapting to every skill level while ensuring safety and customer satisfaction. You will truly live the experience of surfing the mighty waves of Puerto Escondido for the first time in your life!

DAY 8 - Horseback riding on the beach & Mezcal Tasting

Horseback riding on the beach

Today, you will head to San Jose Manialtepec, which means “place of lizards” Here, an English-speaking guide will be waiting to welcome you and introduce you to your horse, who will be your companion in this exciting adventure during the ride you will pass by different fruit crops including papaya, mango, and coconut, it is also possible to see some of the cattle ranches that exist in the region. After a pleasant ride, you will arrive at a beautiful lagoon which you will cross in a canoe to get back on your horse. Finally, you will visit Puerto Suelo beach to enjoy a horseback ride, feel the sea breeze, and watch the beautiful waves. 

Then you will have a Mezcal tasting; this is one of Mexico’s most representative drinks, especially of Oaxaca; today, you will learn more about its history surrounded by a beautiful beach on the Oaxacan coast. This one hour activity will take place in a local restaurant on the beach, where your English-speaking guide will accompany you during this tasting, where you will learn about the different types of mezcals that are produced as well as their elaboration process and their respective characteristics, a tasting of typical foods such as chapulines, quesillos, and fruits accompany this tasting. If you do this activity in the afternoon, you will be accompanied by a majestic sunset. Back to Puerto Escondido.

DAY 9 - Free day in Puerto Escondido

Shallow water and waterfall

Located on the pristine Pacific coast, the laid-back beach town of Puerto Escondido is known for its bustling, authentic centre, cobbled streets lined with handicrafts, and a selection of breath-taking beaches. Take a stroll through the downtown to get a feel for the region’s distinct culture, or head to the Benito Juárez Market to find a wide variety of local products.

Spend your free day exploring the region’s unspoiled beaches, and discover a paradise of golden sands, turquoise waters, and swaying palms far from the typical tourist track. Descend a flight of stairs to reach the small cove of Carrizalillo for tranquil, shallow water perfect for swimming, or rent a beach chair and umbrella with the locals on Puerto Angelito. If you’re looking for peace, make a beeline for Bacocho and its seemingly endless stretch of white sand. As evening falls, catch one of the area’s spectacular sunsets.

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