Huatulco is proving to be very quiet and relaxing… even with a 2 year old! I’ve spent years dreaming about visiting this destination so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to view other resorts in the area. The travel agent in me is always curious about other hotels.
I scheduled a visit to the Barceló Huatulco and the Secrets Huatulco. Both are popular chains that we love to send our clients to.
Barceló is located right beside the Dreams Huatulco so it was an easy walk over. The Barceló is very welcoming right from the get-go. It has beautiful bright warm colors and the Mexican vibe that I love to see in an authentic Mexican property. I loved the fun pool area including slides for the kiddies. You can count on Barceló for a good time with fun resort music playing by the pool and lots of smiles all around! Plus, they share that beautiful beach and bay with Dreams so you can enjoy a long walk on a stunning powdery beach or a swim in crystal clear water.
Barceló offers old world charm, Secrets on the other hand, is a modern day marvel. With sweeping views of their own private bay, I could not believe the breathtaking beauty of this adults only cliff slide resort. Every room is oceanview! You cannot go wrong with this hotel. It’s quiet and relaxing with so many great dining options. Secrets has less rooms than Dreams or Barceló but is three times the size so it can be a little bit more of a trek for those looking for a smaller hotel. Trust me when I say the larger size should not deter you from staying here.
It’s everything a couple would want if they are looking for a peaceful sanctuary!
Secrets and Dreams are part of the same chain within the AM Resorts brand. I was pleased to learn that they are doing everything in their power to be environmentally friendly including not cutting down the mangroves between the beach and pool area at Secrets. They also do not use straws unless guests specially request them. Makes it hard to drink a Pina Colada but I’m totally okay with it if it saves a baby turtle!