La Crucecita Santa Cruz Bay La Crucecita, which means “the small cross” is the area in Huatulco that most closely resembles an authentic Mexican town. Its central plaza has a large tree-covered park and a church whose interior is covered with various frescoes. You can go to the market, dine in various restaurants, relax at a bar or sidewalk café, and browse in local shops. You'll also find several banks, a bus station, and Internet cafés here.

Restaurants of Huatulco
There is a variety of food options available, from sidewalk taco stands and traditional Oaxacan cuisine, to Italian pastas, Argentinian-style grilled steaks, Japanese sushi, French fusion, even Austrian and Thai food! There are several restaurants to be found around the main square of La Crucecita which offer national and international dishes and beverages.

The Church of Huatulco: La Virgen de Guadalupe The main church in La Crucecita is a must-see for Catholics and especially for those who want to pay their respects to the Virgen Of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. According to local legend this small church features the largest painting, in the world, dedicated to her. It was painted by the Mexican artist Jose del Signo.

Shopping in La Crucecita
For those who like to go shopping, there many little stores to browse through around the main town square. You will find several silversmiths and, if you do not get the chance to go to the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, you will have the opportunity to purchase textiles and varied handcrafts that come from that region, including rugs, clothing, alebrijes, black pottery, and other local handcrafts.