La Crucecita, Oaxaca

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La Crucecita
La Parroquia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y de la Santa Cruz Church
La Parroquia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y de la Santa Cruz Church
La Crucecita is located in Mexico
La Crucecita
La Crucecita
Coordinates: 15°46′31″N 96°8′33″W / 15.77528°N 96.14250°W / 15.77528; -96.14250Coordinates: 15°46′31″N 96°8′33″W / 15.77528°N 96.14250°W / 15.77528; -96.14250
Country Mexico
StateOaxaca
MunicipalitySanta María Huatulco
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 • Total13,044
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
70989
[1]

La Crucecita, along with Tangolunda and Santa Cruz comprise the resort area known as Huatulco, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.[2] It is the community closest to the bays but it is only 4 km (2.5 mi) from Federal Highway 200. It has grown along with the development of tourism in the area.[3] The community is within the Santa María Huatulco municipality, which is part of the Pochutla District in the Costa Region of Oaxaca.

The town church, called Parroquia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y de la Santa Cruz, is located in front of the park in the center of town. In the cupola of the church is painted a 20-metre (66 ft) tall image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is the largest in the world.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "pueblosamerica.com Crucecita". Retrieved 2008-02-19.
  2. ^ "Tom Zap's Oaxaca La Crucecita, Oaxaca". Retrieved 2008-02-19.
  3. ^ a b Quintanar Hinojosa, Beatriz (August 2007). "Huatulco". Guía México Desconocido: Oaxaca. 137: 50.