There isn’t a lot of info online about how the Oaxaca coast, and much less about how to get around. Our last trip, we spent a few days in Puerto Escondido, followed by a few more in Mazunte. I scrapped together details from lots of forums and blogs to figure out how to get from Puerto Escondido to Mazunte (San Agustinillo or Zipolite), so I want to put a detailed explanation here.
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Of course, these directions should work in reverse – if you need to go from Mazunte to Puerto Escondido, just follow these directions the other way around.
How to Get from Puerto Escondido To Mazunte, San Agustinillo, Zipolite:
Step 1 – Bus from Puerto Escondido towards Pochutla
First you will go to the ADO/OCC bus station in Puerto Escondido – Terminal Puerto Escondido (see screenshot below). Buy a bus ticket on any bus running to Pochutla or Huatulco, but request to get off at the “Crucero de San Antonio”. Make sure you tell the ticket vendor this is your stop, as it will be a cheaper ticket than going all the way to Pochutla or Huatulco.
Be sure to also tell the bus driver when you get on that you are getting off at “Crucero San Antonio”.
Step 2 – Taxi or Pasajero from Crucero San Antonio to Mazunte, San Agustinillo, Zipolite
Once you get off at the Crucero de San Antonio, you can catch any taxi to take you the rest of the way to Mazunte, San Agustinillo, or Zipolite. In January 2019, this cost us about 100 pesos.
If you prefer, you can catch a pasajero the rest of the way. Pasajeros are pick up trucks with canvas coverings on the back. People jump in the back, and it operates as a taxi. They are easy to take, as long as you don’t mind waiting for one to go by.
And it’s a simple as that! Not a difficult trip at all as long as you have the info.
Check out my Puerto Escondido guide, my Mazunte/San Agustinillo guide (with some Zipolite recs), or skim through all my Oaxaca posts for lots more about what to do on the coast and in Oaxaca city.