There isn’t a lot of info online about how the Oaxaca coast, and much less about how to get around. My favorite way to spend time on the Oaxaca coast is to divide my time between the larger surf town of Puerto Escondido, and the laid back beach villages of Mazunte, San Agustinillo and Zipolite. My first time making the journey between Puerto Escondido and 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.
To see how to get from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido, or Oaxaca to Mazunte/San Agustinillo/Zipolite – I have detailed guides about those transportation options too.
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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 the ticket price will be less than going all the way to Pochutla or Huatulco.
Be sure to also tell the bus driver when you board 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 truck shared transportation with canvas coverings on the back. People jump in the back, and it operates as a shared 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.
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More Oaxaca Coast Guides:
Complete Oaxaca beach guide, choose the best beach for your travel style.
Puerto Escondido, Zicatela and La Punta Travel Guide.
How to Get to Puerto Escondido from Oaxaca.
How to Get to Mazunte, San Agustinillo, and Zipolite from Oaxaca.
Hotels + Airbnbs:
Boutique Hotel in San Agustinillo.
Hotel and Beach Club in Puerto Escondido.
Design Lover’s Airbnb in Punta Pajaros, near Casa Wabi.
And tons of Oaxaca city posts here.
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You can get a collective from opposite ADO to San Antonio. 40 pesos.
Hi there, just to clarify – on the opposite side of the street from the Puerto Escondido ADO bus station, you were able to catch a colectivo to San Antonio for 40 pesos?
Hello, not sure if this is what the person above meant, but what is the best way to return to puerto Escondido from mazunte or zipolite? Can you catch the ADO bus from the same spot or would you need to cab to Pochutla? Thank you!
Hi, that’s a great question. I want to say yes, that you can flag them down at that intersection, but I’m not 100% sure – I haven’t done the journey in that direction. I would recommend to check with your hostel/hotel/airbnb host when you arrive in Mazunte. They should know for sure. I’ll also investigate on my next trip in April.
Yes as of May 2021. The ticket agent directed me to the white local bus called Define catacorner to the Ado station at Hotel San Juan 50 pesos
Hi there – thanks for your comment – Just to clarify, you were able to flag down a white local bus at the crucero de San Antonio (the main highway’s intersection with the road from Mazunte), and that took you to the ADO station in Puerto Escondido for 50 pesos? Thanks in advance for sharing current info.