by Courtney Elko
Camino Real offers an elegant, yet comfortable experience in Huatulco. The beachfront resort offers families amazing ocean views from nearly any guestroom or suite. The multi-bedroom suites are great for larger families or the spacious guestrooms with a plunge pool on the balcony are nice for families who want endless time in the water!
There are three onsite restaurants, pool and beachside service and the Beach Club that is open to all guests. The Beach Club is a nice spot set apart from the crowds, but children are always welcome. The kids will have more fun at the onsite Kids’ Club, giant outdoor pool (the largest in Huatulco) or playing in the sand or ocean. The calm ocean waters are nice for the kids and there is always a lifeguard on duty for extra security.
While Camino Real is not officially an all-inclusive resort, it does offer inclusive packages through certain travel agencies or groups. For families who may be more interested in having that resort-feel, but want to split time hanging out at the resort and exploring Huatulco, Camino Real is a great option.
Our Editor Loves
- Beachfront location
- Beach club and kids' club
- Large suites with ocean views
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
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There are 151 guestrooms in different categories, mostly varying by view in eight different buildings. Connecting rooms are available in the guestrooms (not the suites). Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request. Wi-Fi is available in the guestrooms for an additional charge.
The Deluxe Guestrooms feature one king or two double beds, a flat-screen television, a small table, mini-fridge (which can be stocked upon request for an additional charge) and a coffeemaker. A large balcony area features a small table and chairs. The Deluxe rooms feature either ocean or pool views.
The Deluxe Guestrooms with plunge pools are located on the first floor and offer an ocean or pool view. The infinity plunge pools located on the large balcony areas are great for private splashing just outside your own room. The ocean view rooms are only steps away from the sand as well.
Located up a hill, there are one- or two-bedroom suites with excellent ocean views. The one-bedroom suite features a king bed in a separate bedroom area and sleeps four people. The two-bedroom suite, which can accommodate six people, features a king bed in one bedroom and two double beds in a second bedroom. The living room area in all of the suites features a sleeper sofa, too.
by Patricia P
Camino Real is a super hotel, with lovely friendly staff - at reception, housekeeping, room service and restaurants - and a fantastic setting. The views looking out on to the sparkling sea, framed by whispering palm trees, are amazing. Very large swimming pool, beautifully maintained.
Room was very comfortable - two large double beds, strong air conditioning, large bathroom. Loved the Molton Brown!
Knew from other reviews that some of the rooms were quite a distance from the restaurant - that wasn't a problem for us. Good massage at the spa.
We booked our first night dinner at the Azul restaurant (no problem with reservations out of season!), but the fish was over-cooked. Beautiful setting, but decided not to go again for dinner.
Breakfasts in the other restaurant were reasonable, if not a huge selection. Pastries were homemade and delicious; fruit was fresh and seasonable. Great capuccinos. Swift service.
Upgrade to room with a plunge pool definitely recommended, and at a reasonable price.
All in all, a very relaxing holiday. Choose this hotel if you want peace and quiet. But probably eat evening meals elsewhere.
The hotel common areas are biutifull and many photo spot, we originally had reserved at la Quinta Bella hotel, we stayed two days to fulfill our reservation, we were very dissatisfied with the property had small rooms with what appeared to be furniture. Since we are familiar with the Camino Real brand we were able to reserve 10 days. Once we departed the other hotel and arrived at Camino Real we arrived at paradise. We reserved a room with a pool near the ocean. The room was large and very clean. This was the low season time and food selection was limited, the food was great and excellent service. The pool is biutifull and near the beach with plenty of shade areas. The bar service and food service was great. If the food item you wanted was not on the menu they made every effort to make-it for you. Location very private and very secured, 10 minutes from town. Taxi available upon request (60 pesos each way to town) If you want request the driver to pick you up at agreed time for the returned trip for the same amount.
Considered to have the biggest resort pool in Huatulco, families will love lounging poolside here. Lounge chairs surrounded the area with plenty of palapas for shade and the white-sandy beach is only steps away from the pool. The pool bar is open from noon to 6 p.m. and features snacks and pool or beachside service as well. Pool towels are provided. There is always a lifeguard on duty at both the pool and beach.
The large and wide, sandy beach and ocean are only steps away from the pool. There, guests will find even more lounge chairs and palapas, as well as calm waters for kids to swim in. Between the pool and beach are large grassy areas, too, so kids looking to play and run have plenty of space to do so! There is always a lifeguard on duty at both the pool and beach.
All guests are welcome to enjoy the open-air Beach Club, which is its only separate area located away from the pool and elevated above the sand. At the Beach Club, open from noon to 6 p.m., there is a smaller infinity pool and lounge chairs and umbrellas on a sundeck that overlooks the ocean. There are restrooms and showers located here, along with a specialty restaurant open for lunch and dinner.
The kids will enjoy the activities that take place at the supervised Kids' Club during the summer months and holiday seasons. The Kids' Club is free for ages 4 to 12 years old. A climbing wall and small kiddie pool are also located outside the Kids' Club.
Families can practice their tennis swing on the tennis courts. Rental equipment is available.
Bel La Grill
This open-air, buffet restaurant is open for breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon and overlooks the pool and beach. Themed-night dinners sometimes take place here or on the beach, as well, with a delicious pizza night coming from the wood-fired oven.
Serving local cuisine for dinner only from 6 to 11 p.m. No reservations are needed at this casual restaurant, which is open three nights a week.
The Beach Club restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. Lunch is a casual vibe from noon to 6 p.m.
Azul Profundo at the Beach Club
From 7 to 11 p.m., the Beach Club turns into a more formal dinner restaurant. Formal wear and reservations are required; however, children are welcome to dine here as well. The views from the dinner table are not to be missed.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Located behind the lobby is a library with books for guests to enjoy.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the common areas and there is a charge for Wi-Fi in the guestrooms.
A fitness center with cardio and weight machines is available.
Babysitting services are available upon request for an additional fee.
There are small boutique shops filled with clothing, jewelry, sundries and more.
The Art of Smart Timing
This hotel is busy most of the year with November through to Easter being the busiest season. May and June and September and October can sometimes see less people.
The Huatulco International Airport is about 25 minutes away.
The onsite pool and beach is a short walk from all of the guestrooms.
A golf cart shuttle is also available to transport guests around the resort. It is mostly used during check-in and check-out, but guests are welcome to call for a shuttle at any time
Taxis are easily accessible to explore more of Huatulco.
For Mom and Dad
The open-air bar, open from 5 to 11 p.m., is a great place for the adults to enjoy a cocktail and watch the game on one of the large flat-screen televisions.
The adults can easily find relaxation at the onsite spa. Massages can even be done outside under a palapa and there is an indoor sauna.