Flights land in Bahías de Huatulco International Airport (HUX). The airport handles both national and international air traffic for the Pacific coast south of the city of Oaxaca. The airport is also one of nine airports in southeast Mexico operated by Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR) and generally sees half-a-million travelers each year.
For more information on current travel advisories for Mexico, please visit http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_6033.html
Immigration & Customs
When you reach the arriving terminal, you’ll be guided to the immigration hall where you’ll form a line and wait for your turn with the immigration officer. Give the officer your passport and answer a few routine questions about the nature of your stay. Regarding customs for US and European travelers, all you need to do is produce a current passport in order to enter and leave Huatulco.
Getting to Your Hotel
Some travelers may have concerns about vacationing in Mexico. CheapCaribbean.com has partnered with Amstar as our premier transportation company in Huatulco. They’ll provide you with safe, comfortable and professional transportation for our clients, from the airport to and from your hotel. That also includes transportation to any excursions booked through our site that you’d like to take while you’re in your destination.
It’s easy to find your Amstar representative when you arrive at the airport. They’ll be standing in the ground transportation waiting area, holding a CheapCaribbean welcome sign. All drivers are fluent in English, friendly and knowledgeable about the culture, history and things to do while you’re there. By the end of your ride, you’ll have made a new friend. Vehicles are all clean, modern and reliable.
Amstar is the official transportation rep for CheapCaribbean.com excursions when you book vacations to Huatulco on our site. The majority of our partner hotels have a Amstar desk in or near the lobby so they’re easy to find, should you need them. For this reason, we suggest that our guests do not rent cars while in the Caribbean or Mexico as traffic laws and road quality and street signs are not the same as they are in the US.
Getting Around Huatulco
Located in the center of La Crucita, Huatulco is quite easy to get around. Generally, you don't need to rent a car since there are plenty of taxis in the area that are quite cheap. If this is what you end up doing, just be sure to agree on a price before going on your way. Although the locals don't usually tip the drivers, foreigners are generally expected to do so. If you do decide to rent a car, look for companies like Avis, Advantage and Budget so you'll know you are renting from a reputable company. If you'd rather take a break from driving, you can also hire a driver to get around town, or go somewhere farther like Puerto Escondio.