Imagine yourself floating in an inner tube, your bare legs dangling in a pristine world. In the next instant, you are immersed into fish infested waters; the coral reef around you and, at the same time, surrounding everything on display. You are welcomed to La Entrega beach, one of the nature privileged spots of the Huatulco bays.
Located only few minutes from town, you can get to La Entrega beach by car or by boat.
From a nearby hill, a dark shadow which seems to move on the ocean floor can be imagined as an enormous marine mammal; the dark shadow gradually becomes into the coral reef.
Whether hunting with a camera or just the emotion of flying through the water, the coral reef of La Entrega beach is a must for free and scuba divers. With its shallow depth, no more than fifteen feet, experienced and non-experienced divers enjoy the warm waters, 30 celsius degrees (86°F) in summer, and one of the few coral spots along the southeastern Pacific coast. With just a lung full of air to sustain dives lasting about one minute or floating on the surface with a life jacket, divers can see the marine creatures as they hunt, feed and breed as they have for many centuries. Snorkeling gear, such as masks, snorkels, fins and life jackets, is provided at stands on the beach. Underwater photographic and video service is also available at La Entrega Beach if you want to show off your experience at home. If you are lucky enough, you could approach to the popular blowfish; a fish that, when feels danger, seems to inflate itself and get bigger and bigger. Sometimes a fleet of fish called "roncadores" (snorers) approach to the coastline to feed and protect from frenzy fish. Then, free divers are surrounded by the thousand of silver bullets-like small fish. The ocean floor darkens because of the wall of tiny roncadores which seem to dance and move as if they were only one orchestrated and big living thing.
The reef is not the only attraction at La Entrega beach; there is an underwater path to a cave which gradually opens itself to an illuminated chamber where the rounded-pink colored rocks make a perfect frame to keep in mind for a long time. On the inner walls and roof of the cave, insect-eaters bats hang waiting for the sunset to leave it and feed.
The name of La Entrega Beach refers to the deed when Vicente Guerrero, one of the heroes of the Mexican independence, was turned in at this beach after being betrayed and arrested on the ship Columbus in Acapulco. He was brought to Huatulco and then executed by a firing squad in Cuilapan, Oaxaca.
Thus, this historical beach of Huatulco nowadays offers marvelous sea food in more than ten restaurants beach fronted. Come and tan or just take a seat to enjoy the view on this quiet and peaceful beach, with the shy waves wetting your feet and erasing your traces on the sand as you take a long taste of a coconut's milk and notice that not even the sun is in a hurry.
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