If you are planning a holiday to Oaxaca, or indeed any region of Mexico, you don’t want to miss out on the unspoilt coastal beauty of Puerto Escondido. But, with its remote location on the Pacific coast, what is the best way to get to Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca? 

And what if you wish to visit the surrounding areas without having to drive? How to get around Puerto Escondido without a car or scooter? What about colectivos? 

Well, here at Eco Adventures, we want you to have the best experience possible during your time in Puerto Escondido. And so, to make your life easier, we’ve rounded up the best transport options for you. No matter your point of origin. 

How to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido

Until recently, it wasn’t so easy to get to Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca. However, with the opening of the new highway, travelers can make the journey in under 3 hours. But what is the best way to get to Puerto Escondido from the region’s capital? 


The bus from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido takes between 3 and 4 hours. Buses are usually comfortable, with a toilet on board and reclining seats. They often advertise WiFi but we don’t recommend you count on this!

The benefits of traveling to Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca by bus is that it’s relatively economical, making it a good option for budget travelers.

You are, however, restricted to the bus company’s timetable. The buses also tend to blast the air con, which can be uncomfortable. We recommend taking a blanket and face masks to mitigate the negative effects of poor ventilation systems. 


We do not recommend flying from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido. Direct flights from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido do not run, with routes often requiring a change in Mexico City. This option is not eco-friendly, nor is it kind to your pocket. 

Private Transfer

For the most comfortable journey from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido, we recommend booking a private transfer with Eco Adventures. 

At Eco Adventures Puerto Escondido, we pride ourselves on providing high quality options for those looking for flexibility and comfort during their trip.

By traveling with us to Puerto Escondido, you transform the mundane journey into an adventure in itself. We will take you to Oaxaca, or from Oaxaca City to Puerto Escondido. We provide drinks, snacks and comfy travel pillows for a luxurious ride, as well as a professional guide and driver to make your ride a unique experience.

Not only this, but Eco Adventures employs local drivers only. With the advent of the new highway and national corporations commandeering the market, it is becoming increasingly difficult for local businesses to survive. 

By booking a transfer with Eco Adventures, you contribute to the survival of local businesses in the community of Puerto Escondido. 

How to get from the airport to Puerto Escondido

It is a short distance from the airport to Puerto Escondido and popular spots such as Brisas de Zicatela, Carazilillo and Puerto Ángel. However, if you think you can easily get to Puerto Escondido from the airport, you may want to think again.

Firstly, there are no buses from the airport to Puerto Escondido. At arrivals, you will be greeted with queues of taxis or colectivos. There is no Uber in Puerto Escondido. And, because there are no buses, many visitors are forced to pay whatever the taxi and colectivo drivers charge them. 

Also, if you are planning on getting a taxi to your destination, then be sure to bring cash with you. There is only one ATM at the airport and it is notoriously unreliable. 

How to get around this? Well, the best way is to book a private transfer. Our drivers will wait for you at the airport, with your name on a board. You can ride in comfort to the doorstep of your accommodation and we will handle everything. You can book in advance with us, meaning you don’t have to worry about carrying a lot of cash with you. 

Imagine the feeling as you stroll past the queues of weary travelers who are at the mercy of the taxi drivers. Or worse, are stranded because the ATM is on the fritz again!

How to get to Puerto Escondido from Huatulco

If you are looking for things to do in Puerto Escondido, then Huatulco should definitely be on your list. Located in the Southern Pacific, just 2 hours from Puerto Escondido. This magical place is surrounded by beautiful bays, beaches, cliffs, and amazing Oaxacan gastronomy. 

You can board a catamaran ship and snorkel in astounding black and white coral reefs. Or, if you’re feeling less adventurous, simply chill in one of the Insta-worthy virgin beaches accessible only by boat!

Enjoy total flexibility and door-to-door service with Eco Adventures private transfers. Book your driver here.

How to get to Puerto Escondido from San Jose Del Pacifico

Visit the enigmatic town of San Jose del Pacifico, mainly renowned for its hallucinogenic mushrooms, beautiful mountains, and outstanding sunset viewpoints. A true paradise for lovers of ecotourism that stands out at 2500 meters over sea level.

We work around you, meaning you are free to choose the time of departure and collection. Book now here or contact us to design your own bespoke tour to visit multiple locations in one day.

How to get to Agua Blanca from Puerto Escondido

Agua Blanca is a stunning, unspoilt paradise to the South of Puerto Escondido. If you want to get to Agua Blanca from Puerto Escondido without the hassle of having to drive yourself, then book your transport with us today.

Our drivers will collect you from your accommodation, taking you directly to Agua Blanca and collecting you at the time of your choice. Travel in comfort and take complete control of your day with our flexible transfer service.

How to get to Roca Blanca from Puerto Escondido

Want to get out to one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Escondido? Visit this beautiful beach and enjoy the local ambience that Roca Blanca has to offer. This is a wonderful place to enjoy the sunset, try local cuisine and swim in its sandy beach.

With Eco Adventures private transfers, you are in the driving seat – figuratively, of course! We offer total flexibility, meaning you can choose your length of stay at this beautiful paradise. Enjoy a quick visit and a dip in the ocean for a couple of hours, or spend the entire day, and our drivers will collect you at whatever time you choose. 

How to get to Casa Wabi from Puerto Escondido

A must for any art lover, Casa Wabi is a nonprofit arts center located near Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. With locations in Puerto Escondido, Mexico City and Tokyo, the center is a stage for world-renowned contemporary artists and architects to engage with the local community.

Visit Casa Wabi with Eco Adventures and enjoy a 2 hour tour in this marvelous place. Book your visit here and count on us for your roundtrip transportation. A professional guide will be waiting for you and we will transport you back to your accommodation once your tour in Casa Wabi is finished.

Is there Uber in Puerto Escondido?

There is no Uber in Puerto Escondido. In fact, none of your usual transportation apps will serve you in Puerto Escondido and the surrounding areas. There is no Lyft in Puerto Escondido. Nor is there Grab, DiDi or Bolt. 

As a result of this, taxis are able to charge premium prices in the knowledge that tourists have little choice. Be wise, travel in groups to keep prices lower and be prepared to ask several drivers to ensure you’re getting a fair price in a taxi.

Transport Puerto Escondido

Other ways of getting around and about in Puerto Escondido include cycling, hiring a scooter or negotiating with local taxi drivers.

We always recommend doing your research before booking transport in Puerto Escondido to make sure you are supporting local businesses and paying fair prices. 

If you have any questions then feel free to reach out to our team here. We will be happy to support you with any queries you have regarding your vacation in Puerto Escondido.