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Driving To Huatulco Mexico

Drive To Huatulco Mexico

Despite the improvements in infrastructure, Huatulco is not as easy to get to as other resorts like Cancun.

The drive south from Acapulco on Federal Highway 200 has over 300 speedbumps. Driving from Oaxaca city, the state capital is not easier. Highway 135 is also full of speed bumps.

Highway 190 has fewer but it is a longer road with many curves due to the mountainous terrain.

"Aeropuerto Internacional de Huatulco" is served nationally by Mexicana, Magnicharter, Nova Air, Polar and AeroTucán from other Mexican airports. Internationally, Continental Airlines, Sky Service, and First Choice fly here from the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Huatulco, Santa Cruz, and La Crucecita are located in an "ecological zone"; much of the area is protected from future development, and the area is serviced by modern water and sewage systems so that no waste goes into its pristine bays. Huatulco has been awarded the Green Globe certification, and it is the only resort in Mexico to receive this prestigious award (Green Globe is the worldwide benchmarking and certification system for the travel and tourism industry across the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental management).


Huatulco HUX International Airport

Huatulco International Airport

There is an international airport located at Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico on the Pacific coast. It handles national and international air traffic for the pacific coast south of the city of Oaxaca.

Domestic Services
Interjet (Toluca)
Magnicharters (Mexico City)
Mexicana o Click Mexicana (Mexico City)
Viva Aerobus (Monterrey)

International Services
Continental Airlines o Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Houston-Intercontinental)

Charter Services
Apple Vacations operated by Frontier Airlines (Denver) [weekend charter]
First Choice Airways (London-Gatwick)
Ryan International Airlines (Milwaukee [seasonal charter])
Skyservice (Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg)
Sunwing Airlines (Calgary, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver)


Huatulco Information Tourist Services

Huatulco Tourist Services

Huatulco has an international airport that receives flights from Mexico City and Oaxaca, and during the winter flights arrive from Toronto, Montreal, Chicago and Los Angeles. The following carriers operate out of Huatulco’s airport: Mexicana, Aeromexico, Continental Airlines and Aerocaribe.

Aerotucan, Magnitur and Viajes Liberacion provide local charters. By car, you can arrive from Mexico City by taking highways 95 and 200 (via Acapulco) approximately 580 miles. You can also drive to Huatulco  Mexico via the Mexico City - Oaxaca route to Pochutla, or the Istmo de Tehuantepec-Huatulco Highway, which is in much better conditions.

There is bus service from Mexico City, Acapulco, Puerto Escondido and Pochutla on the following bus lines: El Cristobal Colon and La Estrella Blanca and Gacela.

International Airport – Take La Crucecita turnoff off Highway 200 about 12 km (7 mi) west.

Cristobal Colon Bus Terminal – By Gardenia / Ocotillo. Tel. 958-587-0261

Estrella Blanca and Futura Bus Terminal - Gardenia / Palma Real Tel. 958-587-0103


Huatulco Tourism Office – Tel. (958) 581-0176

Port Authority – Tel. (958) 587-0726

Red Cross – Tel. (958) 587-1188

Emergency Highway Road Service – Tel. 078<