Here you will find important links regarding surfing and travel in Mexico. Use this page as a directory for important information about traveling in Mexico, weather, reservations, etc.

Please check back often for updates, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us directly via email or by phone. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have about traveling in Mexico and Southern Oaxaca.

Step 01: Book your flight

Remember! Your final destination is Huatulco. Depending where you are flying from will depend what airline you choose. A good option for San Francisco and Los Angeles is Aeromexico, which offers direct flights to Mexico City. When searching for a flight, try and look for the least amount of travel time. If you are flying in from San Francisco for example, you generally want the flight that leaves late at night, sometime around 11:00pm to 12:15am and arrives in Mexico City at 5:30am the next morning.

You will then need a flight from Mexico City to Hautulco (HUX is the airport code) which generally leaves around 11:00am and arrives around 12:30pm in Huatulco. Make sure you let Josh know your flight schedule way ahead of time if possible.

Step 02: Arrive in Mexico City

If arriving first in Mexico City, you will need to go through customs there. If you arrive on the early morning flight to Mexico City, sometimes there is a long line to get through customs. Try to get off the plane as fast as you can to avoid the long lines. Once you get through customs, never put your board on the re-check carousel. Take the time to re-check your bag with your airline. With Aeromexico, you walk outside customs, walk upstairs and to your left. Find an agent (cut in line if there is one) and re-check your bag. This will save you the hassle of arriving in Huatulco without surfboards. This is written from experience!

When you are situated in Mexico City, boards re-checked, through security and waiting for your plane, check out the First Class lounges. You can pay to get in if you didn’t fly first class, (around 40.00 dollars US) take a shower, use the internet, eat and drink and be merry. Well worth the money spent.

Step 03: Arrive in Hautulco

Once you arrive in Hautulco, you will walk outside the terminal after picking up your bags and someone will be waiting for you with your name on a sign. You will then be taken to Salina Cruz via taxi to either the beach, or Las Palmeras Surf Camp depending on the time of arrival.

Couple other hints

You can pay for your boards online (or over the phone) with Aeromexico. It is way cheaper to do this. The current cost of surfboards on Aeromexico is 75.00 each way.

Important Links

Current health information for Mexico
Current weather conditions in Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico
Mexico buoy data
Surf Report for Hautulco, Mexico via Surfline
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