Mexico: Oaxaca State

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Bahias de Huatulco Huatulco Oaxaca Puerto Escondido Rest of Mexico

Taxi service from many Mexican airports to the city can be a rip off due to airport monopolies (Maybe $10-20 extra). Look for Colectivos (shuttle vans) that usually have a much more reasonable rate into town. Airport in Spanish is: Aeropuerto. A colectivo is a shared minibus or van.
Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

Huatulco - Bahias de Huatulco Intl (HUX):
10 km/6 Miles SSE of Santa Maria Huatulco, 23km/14 miles E of San Pedro Pochutla, and 10-20 km/7-14 Miles W of most of the Huatulco beach resorts.
Airport Overview:
A small airport with a separate check-in building. Taxis and buses wait outside.
By Taxi:
General: There is an Authorized Taxi desk in the baggage hall, who will sell pre-paid vouchers for shared taxis (colectivos) or sedans. There is a further desk outside near the car rental desks, where passengers are assigned to colectivos or sedans. Tel 958 58 1 9014 or 58 1 90 24.
Colectivos (Shared Taxis): Colectivos (shared taxis) to most Huatulco hotels MXN 120 per person. To hotels at Playa Conejo (Secrets, Dreams etc) MXN 150/35 mins.
Private Taxis (Sedans): Sedans (private taxis) to most Huatulco hotels MXN 600. To hotels at Playa Conejo (Secrets, Dreams etc) MXN 655/25 mins. To Puerto Escondido MXN 1600-1900 1:50, Zipolite MXN 900-1200, Puerto Angel MXN 750-1050, Mazunte MXN 1000-1400, Salina Cruz MXN 1950-2500 & Pochutla MXN700-800. A taxi from Playa Conejo to the airport is about MXN 300.

By Limo: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Shuttle Van:
Shuttles run to Huatulco Center (Plaza Chahue) for MXN 133 per person.
Rental Cars:
 HERTZ & EUROPCAR have desks outside arrivals.
Car Parking:
Car parks are in front of the terminal. MXN 11 per hour. MXN 200 per 24 hour period.
Currency Services:
There is an ATM next to the car rental offices outside arrivals.

Updated Jun14. Last Visit Apr14.

Oaxaca - Xoxocotlan Intl (OAX):
6 km/4 miles SSW of the City.
By Taxi:
US$8/20-30 mins.

By Limo: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus: No bus runs to the airport, but a major road is 10 mins walk from the terminal, where buses run to the city.
By Shuttle Van: runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to various locations. Click here to make a reservation.
Other: Airport Transfers and Ground Transportation for small groups (up to 14 people) to and from Oaxaca Airport. (Private Charter service also available). Cost: US$50 dollars flat rate, 14 passengers max. Contact: Call +52 (951) 518-6995.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Several companies are in the terminal.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

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Puerto Escondido (PXM):
: 3 km/2 miles NW of the Playa Principal (port) in Puerto Escondido, 5 km/3 Miles NW of Zicatella Beach & 2 km/1 Miles NW of Carizalillo.
Airport Overview:
One tiny terminal with car parking outside.
By Taxi:
There is an official taxi desk as you exit the baggage hall, that charges outrageous fares to your destination. To most parts of Puerto Escondido, the official fare is MXN 250, or MXN 35 per person in a communal taxi. Unless you have a huge amount of baggage (or money), this is a ridiculous fare and you should refuse to pay it. Walk the short walk
(350m only/5 mins) to the main road at the airport entrance. There you will find a taxi to take you to your destination for between MXN 30-55. If no taxis are available call Javier in Taxi number 2258. Tel 954 588 1048 or email at Taxis back to the airport are charged at a reasonable cost, PXM 30-55. Transfer times to Carizalillo 5 mins, Playa Principal 10 mins, Zicatella & La Punta 15-25 mins.
By Limo: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: 2 Rental car companies have offices in the terminal. These include: Rentame Tel 954 540 8103, 954 540 8161 or 0155 49 98 01 68 & Los Tres Reyes Tel 954 540 3670 or 954 540 9047. These companies can deliver to hotels if needed.

Car parking: Car Parking is directly in front of the terminal building. Cost: 1 hour MXN 20, 24 hrs MXN 100, 1 month MXN 300.
Currency Services:
ATMs/Cash machines are available in arrivals.
Updated Dec13 ADV. Last Visit Sep13. [back].[top]

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