Huatulco has a very limited selection of dance clubs. What clubs there are, seem to change ownership -- and names -- almost annually. Check with your hotel to see if any new places have opened. A hot spot is Bar La Crema (tel. 958/587-0702;, in Crucecita (about 4 blocks south of the zócalo, at the corner of Bugambilia and La Ceiba), with a lounge atmosphere and a mix of tunes. Nearby is Café Dublin (no phone;, Carrizal 504 (1 block east and a half-block south from the zócalo), an Irish pub with a book exchange. Both bars open in the evening during high season and stay open as long as the management sees fit; hours are sporadic in low season. The Tipsy Blowfish (tel. 958/587-2844; plays rock music and features televised sports. The bar is open daily from noon to 4am during high season, with limited hours in low season. It's located on Boulevard Tangolunda across from the golf course.

La Papaya (tel. 958/583-4911), on Bulevar Chahué, is a popular dance club, open Thursday through Saturday into the wee hours. Each Tuesday, the Barceló Resort (tel. 958/583-1440) hosts its Fiesta Mexicana from 7 to 11pm, featuring folkloric dances, mariachi music, and a buffet of Mexican food and drinks.

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