Cacaluta Bay was made famous in the movie “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” where the mangroves, quiet shores and tropical climate of this heart-shaped bay served as a stunning backdrop to the dramatic blockbuster. Today, travelers frequent Cacaluta Bay to enjoy cooling breezes, and explore its rich biodiversity.
Two distinctly different beaches make up this scenic bay. The white sand and blue-green ocean views of Cacaluta Bay attract sun worshipers and water sports enthusiasts in search of strong waves and calm shores. While the smaller, pebbly Arroyo Beach at the bay’s opposite end proves to be less welcoming, its impressive array of wildlife and lots of indigenous birds still make it well worth a visit.
Cacaluta Bay is located southwest of Santa Cruz Bay and most easily accessible by boat. A difficult dirt road connects Cacaluta to other nearby bays, but it’s nearly impossible to navigate in rainy season.