Which destination is closer to Oaxaca, Huatulco or Puerto Escondido?

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Huatulco and Puerto Escondido are two highly coveted destinations in Mexico, with their beautiful beaches and movie sunsets, we tell you which ones are closer to Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a city in central Mexico known for its colonial buildings, many of which are made of green volcanic stone. In this state there are beautiful destinations worth visiting, two of the most famous are Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. In both there are different beaches that give us movie sunsets, calm waves and delicious cuisine.

These two bays are famous among domestic and foreign travelers. Deciding which one to go to is not an easy thing, but the distance could be a determining factor to encourage you to go to Huatulco or Puerto Escondido, especially if you travel from Oaxaca. We tell you below which one is closest to this city.

Which is closer to Oaxaca, Huatulco or Puerto Escondido?

Huatulco was created by the National Tourism Fund (FONATUR), after studying the territory. The entire destination is surrounded by nine charming bays: San Agustín, Chachacual, Cacaluta, Maguey, El Óragona, Santa Cruz, Cahué, Tangolunda and Conejos. In each one there are magnificent jewels to discover.

From Oaxaca to Huatulco it takes 6 hours or a little bit more. It is a road with many sharp curves, so you will have to drive very carefully, but yes, the view you will see is totally impressive.

For its part, Puerto Escondido rises around charming beaches embraced by rock formations, also known as the Emerald Coast due to the tones of its crystalline waters. This destination is ideal for vacations at any time of the year where you can practice recreational fishing, catch species such as sailfish or simply walk along the pedestrian path.

The distance from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido is also 6 hours and 35 minutes, according to Google Maps. While on a plane trip it takes 30 minutes, and then you can take a taxi that will take you to the center of Puerto Escondido.

Now, both Huatulco and Puerto Escondido are the same distance from the city of Oaxaca de Juárez, what changes is the destination. To go to Puerto Escondido you have to take highway 131 Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido; while to go to Huatulco you have to drive on Highway 175.

Source: Soy Nomada