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Viewpoint – Getting Here & Getting Around

Flying To Huatulco II
Flying to Huatulco is getting easier with increased demand to the area. Whether you are traveling during high or low season there are many options to choose from.

There are generally two main gateways to the Huatulco international airport (HUX); through Houston from the US/Canada and Mexico City (D.F.) from Mexico. The other way into Huatulco is through direct charter flights (more info below).

icon-plane-up Sunwing Airlines makes flying to Huatulco easy with direct charters weekly from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal and Toronto during high season from the end of October to the end of April/May.

icon-plane-up Air Canada offers:

  • Direct flights to Huatulco from Toronto.

  • 2 daily direct flights from Toronto to Mexico City.

  • 4 daily direct flights from Vancouver to Mexico City.

  • Direct flights to Houston from Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto & Montreal.  From Houston you take a direct flight to Huatulco with Continental Airlines.

  • Check Air Canada’flight schedule for details.

icon-plane-up Air Transat offers a weekly flight to Huatulco in high season from Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver. Visit www.airtransat.ca or book through your local travel agent.

icon-plane-up Continental Airlines have connecting service to Huatulco with flights from Houston.

  • Flights typically depart Houston at 11:45AM and arrive in Huatulco between 2:00pm and 2:30pm. In high season, departing flights leave Houston every day except Saturday; return flights leave Huatulco Monday through Thursday.

icon-plane-up SunCountry Airlines fly direct from Minneapolis to Huatulco on Saturdays in high season.

icon-plane-up Aeromexico offers:

  • Flights to Mexico City from Toronto  and Montreal.  They also fly from Mexico City to Huatulco.  2 stops are still necessary, but one does not have to change airlines, which makes it nice (High & Low Season).

  • Flights with Apple Vacations from Chicago to Huatulco starting in October.

  • With it’s partner Apple Vacations, AeroMexico will offer a weekly Los-Angeles to Huatulco service on Friday mornings starting in June. Visit www.expedia.com to book.

icon-plane-up Aero-Mar flies from Mexico City (MEX) to Huatulco (HUX) or to Puerto Escondido (December only).

icon-plane-up AeroTucan flies from Oaxaca City to Huatulco (High & Low Season). Aerotucan, Interjet and VivaAerobus DO NOT allow you to book connecting flights to Huatulco internationally. They must be booked domestically.

TaxiGetting Around

The taxi has to be the easiest and most cost effective way to get around. There are so many taxis that you don’t have to worry about going to a taxi stand. Simply standing at the side of the road where you are and waiving for a taxi should be sufficient…and you won’t have to wait long. All taxi rates are set in advance based on distance and most local trips should cost you anywhere between $20-$50 pesos. Once you start to stray outside the immediate town expect to barter with your driver on the cost to take you to a destination.

Rental Car Locations

      • Oaxaca Car Rental – For reservations please contact Patricio Hernandez at 958 581 0293 or email him at: reservaciones@oaxacacarrental.com.mx.  You can also visit www.oaxacacarrental.com.mx.  Their address is: Blvd. Benito Juarez s/n, Local 5, Bahia de Tangolunda

      • Hertz – Contact Angeles Monterrubio  at: 958 103 5396 or email: amonterrubio@avasa.com.mx Blvd.  The address is: Benito Juarez Num.8, Local 1 Int.

      • Europcar – located at the Crown Pacific Bahia de Tangolunda. Contact www.europcar.com.mx

Suburban

Expect to pay a little more for this service in exchange for total flexibility of your schedule. If you wanted to make a day of going from Huatulco to Puerto Escondido you could expect to pay somewhere around $150 USD for this service. 

Bus

There are really multiple levels of buses along the entire coastline but the one that most people will be interested in are the trans-regional buses. The Ado station in Huatulco is the launching point for your journeys to the east or west of Huatulco. These buses are usually very clean with comfortable seats and are consistent with what we would have in Canada or the United States. The fees are very reasonable, and if you don’t mind a couple of extra stops before you reach your ultimate destination, then this is a great way to do it on the cheap. A bus from Huatulco to Puerto Escondido will set you back about $80 pesos.[hr]

directionsDirections – Huatulco International Airport to Viewpoint

Viewpoint is approximately 35km by car to the Huatulco International Airport. Car rentals are available at the airport, and taxis are plentiful in the Huatulco region.

1)  When leaving the Huatulco International Airport take a right turn  (West) onto hwy 200.  

2) Travel 27 kms to the Pochutla intersection and turn left (South) onto Hwy 175. Travel 8 kms to Puerto Angel.  

3) Once in Puerto Angel you will make a left turn at the white ‘Capitania Puerto Angel’ sign and start to travel up the mountainous trail.  

4) Hang a right at the first corner and follow around the stone wall.

5) Turn left at the fork in the road and continue up the hill.  

6)  Take your next right at the next fork in the road.  The road will become gravel at this point.

7) Finally a left at the next fork.  Follow this around the house on the right and then the sharp cliff on the right until you reach the Viewpoint gate.  The security guard will be there to let you in.  There is also a bell you can ring should security be away doing their rounds. 

Here is a video showing how to get here from Huatulco by vehicle.