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Airport Taxis

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Airport Taxis

I see this subject has been addressed on this forum a few times, but not recently (unless I missed it). We have been told a taxi from the airport to our hotel will cost 500 pesos (plus tip, I'm assuming). Some of the articles on Huatulco suggest going outside the airport gate and grabbing a taxi such as these: http://taxihuatulco.com. What do others think? How hard is it to haul your bags outside to catch these cabs?

Also, saw mention of shared vans. Does anyone have info on those -- where to catch them, cost, how much longer it takes, etc...

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1. Re: Airport Taxis

Hola.

With regard to taxis FROM WITHIN the airport to the villages/bays: There is a taxi & "colectivo" stand in the airport about 75 feet from the international arrival exit where you can hire a taxi or "colectivo" (a shared taxi). The price for a taxi to where we live (Bahia Chahue) may cost about 325-350 pesos (total) and comfortably carry 2-3 adults with luggage. Alternatively, there is a "colectivo".

We usually take the "colectivo" from inside the airport to where we live in Bahia Chahue: depending on the number of folks who show-up at the taxi stand, we have ridden in small vehicles (1-3 adults) or suburbans (4-8 adults). The current “colectivo” rate is 101 pesos (about USD$8) per person for the ride; we do tip the driver 10-20 pesos if he/she helps us with our bags and fills us in on all of the lastest "chismoso" (gossip) from the plaza during the ride.

With regard to taxis FROM JUST OUTSIDE the airport to the villages/bays: Taxis line-up just outside of the airport (a five minute walk), but it can be brutally hot and we do NOT recommend it, especially if you have luggage. Further, you are liable to risk a tongue-thrashing from the airport taxi drivers during your hike. That said, the cost is much cheaper. See the following hyperlink:

http://taxihuatulco.com/

With regard to taking a taxi TO THE AIRPORT from the villages or bays: the prices are much cheaper going TO the airport: 100-160 pesos depending upon your starting point.

Hope this helps. Your questions are always welcome.

Abrazos,

Matt

Casa Hoffa (South), Bahia Chahue, Huatulco, MX

Casa Hoffa (North), Fire Island, NY USA

Edited: 13 August 2011, 01:05
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Quote "Further, you are liable to risk a tongue-thrashing from the airport taxi drivers during your hike."

?? We've never experienced this at all, nor have we heard about it. You won't be alone if you decide to walk out of the airport looking for a taxi, you'll be with plenty of Nationals who are doing the same thing. We haven't taken an 'authorized' airport taxi in over 4 years and nobody has ever given us a second look (and we generally have a LOT of luggage!).

The taxis will see you coming down the sidewalk and will be ready to pick you up when you get close to the end of the airport property.

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I agree with KT's post. It's about 1/2 the cost if you catch a cab outside of the airport and both times that we've been we have seen many people going that route. Last year we started to walk out, but we ran into another couple going to the same hotel and shared a Suburban (with AC) for $70USD. So yeah we paid more than if we walked out, but after 14hrs of travelling we just wanted to get to the hotel. The taxis outside the airport are small (Nissan Sentras) and can maybe accomodate 2 or 3 people and 2 or 3 pieces of luggage max, so if this describes your situation and your luggage has wheels, I wouldn't hesitate to go that route. As you walk out of the terminal you will be asked by many where you are going, so you won't have any trouble finding transportation.

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We've always walked outside to the road but never did it with anyone else. And we have had cab drivers drive alongside us "pestering" us to get in. But the price is so much cheaper; I think we paid 100 pesos.

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5. Re: Airport Taxis

Hola KT.

Evidently, our experience has been different from yours and, as with others, have seen “hikers” being admonished by the airport authorized taxi drivers; we fly into HUX about 4-5 times each year and have noticed this quite often and for this reason choose to use the colectivos sanctioned by the airport. At a colectivo rate of 101 pesos per person (to Chahue) we are happy with the fare (and no need to personally tote our luggage in the hot sun), and the airport drivers are happy for the business; when returning to the airport we always hire a local taxi for about 120 pesos plus a tip….a win-win-win for everyone involved.

Hope this helps. Your questions are always welcome.

Abrazos,

Matt

Casa Hoffa (South), Bahia Chahue, Huatulco, MX

Casa Hoffa (North), Fire Island, NY USA

Edited: 13 August 2011, 16:51
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We have also walked outside the airport and caught a taxis on the highway with no problems what so ever and would strongly recommend it.

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