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A Complete Guide to a Secrets Huatulco Resort Day Pass (in 2024)

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A Day Pass to Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa offers unlimited luxury such as all-inclusive cocktails, gourmet cuisine and sparkling swimming pools, without booking an overnight guest room.

Michele Peterson in a swimming pool at Secrets Huatulco.
Float away for the day at Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa. (Credit: Michele Peterson)

Between living in Oaxaca and writing for Fodor’s guidebook and Lonely Planet’s Mexico from the Source, I’ve spent a lot of time at Secrets in Huatulco over the past 20 years. It’s one of my favourite hotels on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

If you’re on a cruise excursion, a romantic getaway or a long layover, a Resort Day Pass for breakfast and  lunch, dinner or the full day may be just what you’re looking for. It’s the only adults-only day pass in Huatulco.

Here’s what you need to know about getting a day pass to Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa on Conejos Bay in the Bahias de Huatulco in Oaxaca, Mexico.

View of Conejos Bay from the Sky Bar at Secrets Huatulco.
View of Conejos Bay from the Sky Bar at Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa. (Credit: Michele Peterson)

Location and How to Get to Secrets Huatulco

If you’re coming from Puerto Escondido you’ll arrive at the Huatulco Bus Station located in La Crucecita. It’s a 10 minute taxi ride to Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa.

If you’re on a cruise, you’ll arrive at the Santa Cruz pier terminal. The Bahías de Huatulco taxis operate on  fixed rate fares.

Effective March 2024, the fare from Santa Cruz to Bahía Conejos (the bay where Secrets Huatulco is located) is 85 MXN pesos (around $5 USD). It will take you 10 minutes by taxi to get Santa Cruz to the resort.

You can also take a public bus. Secrets is located at the end of hotel zone at 8 Boulevard Benito Juarez (Google Map).

It’s situated in the middle of pretty Conejos Bay, one of the best beaches in Huatulco. 

Be sure you don’t go to Residentiales Conejos as that’s a residential development. Secrets Huatulco is past that turn off.

Although a Nickelodeon resort and waterpark are planned for the property next to Secrets Huatulco it hasn’t yet been built.

Swimming pool to enjoy on a day pass Secrets Huatulco.
Choose your own infinity pool. (Credit: Michele Peterson) 

What’s Included in Secrets Huatulco Day Pass

Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa has eight bars, including a swim-up bar, the Skybar, a beachfront bar and grill, a lobby lounge with live music nightly.

There are nine gourmet restaurants, offering seafood, upscale Mexican, Pan-Asian, Italian and more.

View of Conejos Bay from the Sky Bar at Secrets Huatulco
View of the swimming pools from the Sky Bar at Secrets Huatulco. (Credit: Michele Peterson) 

If you visit Secrets Huatulco to enjoy your day pass, you definitely need to made a stop at the stunning Sky Bar.

While the 360 degree views from this centrally-located bar are fantastic at any time of the day, it’s especially memorable at sunset when the setting sun casts a warm glow on the stone and the flickering flames of the fire pits make it ultra romantic.

You can often see herons diving for fish and humpback whales migrating in the Pacific waters right offshore.

And you’re just minutes to La Bocana Beach, a windswept, still-wild beach that’s a perfect place to experience a sunset in Huatulco. 

Day Pass Secrets Huatulco
Enjoy all-inclusive luxury at Secrets Huatulco. (Credit: Michele Peterson) 

Food at Secrets Huatulco

Another advantage of a Day Pass at Secrets Huatulco (and all Secrets Resorts) is that no reservations are needed for any of the restaurants.

So whether you opt for the buffet, a seaside grill or a la carte dining you just appear at the check-in desk at the restaurant of your choice and the host or hostess will  seat you.

In very rare circumstances there may be a wait.

Food at Secrets Huatulco
Expect lots of local ingredients — such as this nopal (cactus) appetizer.(Credit: Michele Peterson) 

My personal choices for the best dining at Secrets Huatulco include  Castaways (swoon-worthy views plus steak and seafood) as well as Tamarindo (authentic Mexican cuisine) where I enjoyed the best birria (a beef stew redolent with spices and served with steaming corn tortillas) I’ve had since I was in Tepic, Nayarit.

Secrets also serves a wide variety of regional dishes so you’ll also have the opportunity to sample traditional Oaxacan food and drink.  Be sure to try one of the mezcal cocktails!

If you’re planning to dine at one of the a la carte restaurants such as Bordeaux (French), CinCin (Italian), Tamarindo (Mexican) , Spice (Pan-Asian)  note that there is a Formal or Casual Elegance dress code.

At Secrets Huatulco, a Formal or Casual Elegance dress code means:

Men: Long pants, collared shirts and closed shoes.

Women: Blouses, slacks, skirts of dresses. Dress shoes.

Bonus: Guests are not required to wear an all-inclusive wrist band at any Secrets, Dreams or other AMResort

Things to Do at Secrets Huatulco

A Secrets Resort Day Pass also gives you access to activities including non-motorized water sports. So you can kayak the calm waters of Conejos Bay, go paddle boarding or participate in water aerobics or other classes.

Two tennis courts, a fitness centre as well as a new jungle boardwalk for birdwatching round out the offerings.

However, Bahia Conejos is not an ideal bay for snorkeling.

So if you’re hoping to experience the incredible underwater marine environment in the Bahias de Huatulco area, your best bet is to take a snorkeling tour to La Entrega, Maguey or San Agustín beaches.

Check out our Guide to Snorkeling in Huatulco for tips on choosing the best tour and tips on snorkeling from shore.

You can even enjoy the beautiful Sky Bar at Secrets Huatulco on a Day Pass
Sky Bar is one of the many bars you can enjoy at Secrets Huatulco. (Credit: Michele Peterson) 

Secrets was once the closest resort to La Copalita Archeological Site, one of the top attractions in Huatulco.

However, in recent years several hotels have been built at La Bocana Beach so there are other options for accommodation if you’re interested in staying near the Copalita River estuary.

Cost of Day Pass at Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa in 2024

The following is the cost of a day pass in MXN pesos as at March 24, 2024.

Breakfast-Lunch Pass 9:00 am to 17:00 pm: $1750.00 MXN pesos

Dinner Pass 18:00 pm to 23:00: $1750.00 MXN pesos

Full Day Pass: 9:00 to 23:00: $2850 MXN pesos

These prices were verified on March 25, 2024. But they are  subject to change without notice.


View of the beach looking west from Secrets Huatulco Resort in Conejos Bay
Looking west at Conejos Bay and Secrets Huatulco. (Credit: Michele Peterson)

It’s important to know that Day Passes may not be available during peak occupancy periods such as Christmas,  New Year’s, Easter or other holidays. So be sure to call ahead and check.

If a Day Pass is not available at Secrets Huatulco on the day you wish to visit, you can check Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa.

This family-friendly resort is located on equally pretty Tangolunda Bay. Learn more about the costs, inclusions and all-inclusive features of a Day Pass  at Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa. 

Extras at Secrets Huatulco

For an added experience, you can book into the Secrets Huatulco Spa (for an extra cost). This will give you access to private pools and retreat areas along with spa treatments such as a Mango-Passion Fruit Yogurt Wrap or a Caviar Facial.

Prices for the spa treatments vary but it’s worth checking the daily spa specials for a deal.

View of one of the swimming pools you'll access on a day pass at Secrets Huatulco Resort.
View of Secrets Huatulco from the Pevonia spa. (Credit: Michele Peterson) 

Or you can subscribe to the AMResorts newsletter to get special deals delivered directly to your in-box. All rooms are ocean-view and include 24-hour room service with gourmet cuisine dropped off in a Secret Box, so you won’t be disturbed.

If you’re thinking about booking an overnight suite, be sure to read our Ultimate Guide to Secrets Huatulco  for advice on whether it’s worth upgrading to Preferred Club or a swim-out suite.

Loungers on the beach at Secrets Huatulco.
Enjoy a lounger directly on the beach for the day. (Credit: Michele Peterson) 

Contact Details for Booking A Secrets Huatulco Resort Day Pass

Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa Address: Boulevard Benito Juarez No. 8

Secrets Huatulco Resort and Spa Phone: (958) 583-0500

Email: info.sechu@secretsresorts.com

Note: Bring Identification Such as a Passport.

More Oaxaca Travel Inspiration and Tips

And that’s not the end of things to do in Huatulco! Read our Essential Puerto Escondido Travel Guide for more information on hotels, beaches, things to do, day trips and more on the coast of Oaxaca.

Or go directly to these posts:

Day Pass to Agua Blanca Beach, an Idyllic Beach in Oaxaca

9 Tips for a Perfect Romantic Getaway in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Mazunte 

Day Trip to Roca Blanca from Puerto Escondido 

Beginner’s Guide to Puerto Escondido Beaches 

This post was originally published on October 14, 2017. It was substantially updated with new information on March 26, 2024.   

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Collage of Huatulo's Conejos Bay and the swimming pools at Secrets Huatulco.

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