At both Huatulco and Puerto Escondido Airports, only official airport taxis are allowed to pick up passengers. This means you won’t be bombarded with aggresive drivers when you go through the gate but does mean the fares are higher than what you’d pay for a regular local taxi.

The good news is that the official airport taxi fleets are comprised of cleaner, safer, newer cars, and the drivers are more apt to be professional and travel at velocities closer to the speed limit.

Unless you’re on a very tight budget, our recommendation is to simply pay for an official airport taxi and look for other ways to trim costs during your vacation. You can either have us arrange a taxi for you in advance, or find a driver outside the gate after you land.

To get to Gecko Rock, you’ll need to choose a private car, but for hotels in the main tourist zones in Puerto Escondido and Huatulco, you can opt for a shared van to save money.

Big group? No problem

Small SUVs and vans are available for larger groups, with seating for up to 8 people.

Want to save a few bucks?

Both airports are within 5-10 minutes’ walk of the highway if you prefer to take a short stroll and flag down a local driver.

In Puerto Escondido, you may have to wait for a bit before a taxi passes by the airport entrance on the highway, but in Huatulco you can cross the road to the OXXO and find a taxi stand there.

Buses, micros and colectivos will also pass by on the highway.