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By Plane

Continental (tel. 800/523-3273 in the U.S. and Canada, or 01-800/900-5000 in Mexico), American (tel. 800/433-7300 in the U.S. and Canada, or 01-800/904-6000 in Mexico), US Airways (tel. 800/428-4302 in the U.S. and Canada, or 01-800/428-4322 in Mexico), and United (tel. 800/538-2929 in the U.S. and Canada, or 01-800/003-0777 in Mexico) offer flights from the U.S. InterJet (tel. 866/285-9525 in the U.S., or 01-800/011-2345 in Mexico) flies daily between Mexico City and Huatulco.

From Huatulco's international airport (airport code: HUX; tel. 958/581-9007, -9008), about 20km (12 miles) northwest of the Bahías de Huatulco, private taxis charge about $45 to Crucecita, $50 to Santa Cruz or Tangolunda. Transportes Terrestres (tel. 958/581-9014, -9024) colectivos fares are about 100 pesos per person. When returning, make sure to ask for a taxi, unless you have a lot of luggage. Taxis to the airport run 460 pesos, but unless specifically requested, you'll get a Suburban, which costs 600 pesos.

Hertz (tel. 958/581-9092), Europcar (tel. 958/581-9094), and Thrifty (tel. 958/581-9000) offer car rentals at the airport; Hertz (tel. 958/581-0588) and Europcar (tel. 958/583-4067) also have in-town locations. Huatulco is spread out and has excellent roads, so you may want to consider a rental car to explore the area.

By Car

Coastal Hwy. 200 leads to Huatulco (via Pochutla) from the north and is generally in good condition. The drive from Puerto Escondido takes just over 2 1/2 hours. The road is well maintained -- and usually under repair at some point or other -- but it's filled with curves and potholes and doesn't have lights, so avoid travel after sunset. Allow at least 6 hours for the trip from Oaxaca City on mountainous Hwy. 175.

By Bus

Crucecita has three bus stations, all within a few blocks, but there are none in Santa Cruz or Tangolunda. The Gacela and Estrella Blanca station, at the corner of Gardenia and Palma Real, handles service to Acapulco, Mexico City, Puerto Escondido, and Pochutla. The Cristóbal Colón station (tel. 958/587-0261) is at Avenida Riscalillo, Sector T. It serves destinations throughout Mexico, including Oaxaca, Puerto Escondido, and Pochutla. The Estrella del Valle station, on Jasmin between Sabali and Carrizal, serves Oaxaca.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.