International arrivals and departures are to the left and domestic flights to the right. The airport has a single runway 25/07. Runway 25 is most often the active runway. Aircraft will circle once to the left over the bays both on arrival and departure. Passengers seated on the left-hand side of the aircraft will have the best view.
Aerotucan is a small airline that operates a 13-passenger Cessna Caravan between Huatulco, Oaxaca and Puerto Angel. (06/16)
TAR Airlines has a Embraer Jet that flys 50 people only on Thursday, Friday and Sunday from Huatulco to Oaxaca. $2271.90 pesos is the regular price and sometimes they have specials. The Dimar travel agency can help you get tickets. (06/16)
The airport is located on Hwy 200 (Carretera Costera) Km 238, 13Km/8Mi west of Huatulco.
GPS for the airport entrance (NOT for aircraft navigation): 15°46.084'N 96°15.486'W
The cost of taking a taxi from the airport is about twice as much as taking a taxi that does not depart from the airport property. For example, a taxi from the airport to Puerto Angel is $850 pesos (US$41) while a taxi from just outside the airport gate to Puerto Angel is $400 pesos (US$22) as of January 2016. The airport taxi will be a newer vehicle with air conditioning while the taxi from the gate will probably be older and not have air conditioning. The taxi ride from the airport into Huatulco is not too expensive because it's not very far. Budget travelers bound for more distant points may elect to take the short walk to the airport entrance and catch a local bus or taxi that is not part of the airport monopoly. Those staying at the resort hotels will have transportation arranged and do not face this problem.
Puerto Escondido Shuttle: Oscar Email: email@example.com, Cell: (954) 129-6540 (uses Whats App). Shuttle service to and from Huatulco Airport. Based at the Hotel Santa Fe in Puerto Escondido. (12/23)
The local bus will make frequent stops and does not have a place for your baggage. Another option is to taxi into La Crucecita and take a first class bus from one of the bus stations there.
Car rentals are available at the airport. Avoid Thrifty and Eurocar. They are expensive (almost double their competitors), fail to honor reservations, and require that you purchase extra insurance. Hertz also fails to honor reservations. I have a report from one Hertz customer who was waiting in line to pick up his reserved car only to find out that Hertz had rented their last car to the person in line ahead of him who did not even have a reservation. Avis is available at the airport. If there is anyone who has had a good experience renting a car in Huatulco, please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time I cannot recommend renting a car from any rental agency in Huatulco. I recommend using taxis. It is possible to hire a taxi for the entire day if you want to do some traveling around the area. Even doing this, you will probably spend less than if you rented a car for the duration of your stay and there will be a lot less stress.
While in Huatulco I also took a sightseeing flight and photographed 60 miles of the Oaxacan coastline. See Photographing the Playas.
In 2016, the Huatulco airport had avgas and tiedowns (wings only) but no ropes were available. Gas may be paid for in pesos or by American Express (no Visa or Mastercard). Airport personnel were very friendly and helpful. The Comandancia office is inside the general aviation area and the Operaciones office is outside facing the tarmac.
landing on 25 in Huatulco
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Wear a HatThe airport is a lovely open-air palapa-type structure. It is advisable to wear a hat to protect against bird droppings.