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Arriving in Huatulco

Flights to Huatulco, Mexico land at the Huatulco International Airport. As the area grows in popularity for tourists, the number of charter flights coming from major cities in Northern America continues to increase. Many of the Huatulco flights are made in the winter season (probably a way for tourists to escape the freezing snow). To save on cash, get cheap flights to Huatulco, Mexico by booking economy seats or finding low-price tickets via fare comparison websites. Airfare to Huatulco, Mexico is often cheap, but nevertheless, finding the best flight deals is a smart option.

Getting Around Huatulco

Centered in La Crucita, Huatulco is quite easy to get around. You do not need to rent a car since there are plenty of taxis in the area and the cost is very cheap. Just be sure to agree on a price before going to your choice destination. Although locals do not usually provide tips to drivers, foreigners may be expected to do so. If you do decide to rent a car, look for companies like Avis, Advantage and Budget. You also have the option to rent a driver to go to a farther location like Puerto Escondio.

Main Attractions in Huatulco

For snorkeling or swimming, the beaches at the Bahias de Huatulco and Bahia Tangolunda are easily accessible by foot, taxi or boat. To get a good glimpse of nature and its inhabitants, visit the Botazoo Ecological Park, the iguana sanctuary at Barra del Potrero, the Copalita river and waterfalls, and the Mazunte Turtle sanctuary. Experience and watch the processing of coffee in the coffee plantations at La Gloria. These plantations are located at the mountains of Sierra Madre Del Sur, around an hour and a half drive from town. La Bocana beach also offers Zapoteca mud baths for as low as $5.00 each.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Huatulco

Tangolunda offers a number of stores selling lotions, jewelry and souvenir items. For a better selection of products, head to the market of La Crucecita, especially to the El Museo de las Artesanias where you can find excellent handicrafts made by locals. Alternatively, you can visit the Mercado de Artesanias at Santa Cruz. Restaurants in the area are mainly cosmopolitan. Famous restaurants include Terra-Cotta, Cafe Vienna, Rigoletto, and La Cucina. For the best seafood dining experience, head to the Dona Celia. For a taste of nightlife, visit the La Crema, La Mina, Sky Lounge and other bars in La Crucecita, Santa Cruz and Tangolunda.

Flight stats for Huatulco - did you know?
  • Huatulco is 7 mi from Huatulco Airport (Huatulco, Mexico).
  • Huatulco Airport (Huatulco, Mexico)
    • Right now, 19 airlines operate out of Huatulco Airport.
    • Huatulco Airport offers nonstop flights to 12 cities.
    • Every week, at least 217 domestic flights and 112 international flights depart from Huatulco Airport.

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