Flying to Huatulco – Top Insider Tips

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Oceanside condo and home rentals are gaining in popularity in Mexico and the Huatulco region every year.  Not only do Mexico vacation rentals offer an opportunity to immerse yourself into the local culture and cook your own fresh local food, it also allows you to stay with family and friends in comfort and a more personal setting without losing access to the conveniences of the all-inclusive resorts, giving you the best value starting at less than $25 per person a night.   

But where do I begin? This is a question asked by many faced with the challenge of booking flights to Huatulco without buying an all-inclusive package. Here are our top 5 tips to help you get the best price on flights to Huatulco for your upcoming Mexico vacation rental.

Tip #1: Once you pick your dates and reserve your Mexico vacation rental start watching airlines for flight only, non-charter prices.  Traditionally when using a charter that is promoting vacation packages, flight only prices will be more expensive the further out in time you begin to look.

Tip #2: Market research shows that the best time to book any flight with any airline is 45 days before you want to leave. This is a good rule of thumb to follow when booking the carriers from Canada to Huatulco (see Tip #4). Search these carriers regularly before the 45 day mark and more around that time leading up to your destination date.

Tip #3: So what is a good price to pay for a flight?  With the added distance to fly to Huatulco, prices can be more expensive that other sun destinations, but it is well worth it because of the consistently hot sunny climate, safety and cleanliness, beauty and laid-back authentic charm of the people in the area Huatulco is known for. A $1000 flight tax included, return is a good price in high season and anything less is great.  In the shoulder season flights have been known to go for under $500 booking last minute, 2 weeks or less. That’s not a guarantee.

Tip #4: If you want to stay longer than 2 weeks and have more flexibility, flights can be booked through Houston direct to Huatulco 7 days a week via Air Continental/United. Flights to Huatulco are also available on Wednesdays and Saturdays via Toronto with Air Canada in high season. In addition, Westjet flies direct to Huatulco twice a week from Calgary & Toronto and once a week from Vancouver and Edmonton. You also may arrive to Huatulco via Mexico City 4 to 6  flights a day in high season with domestic carriers in Mexico.  Stopping for a day to experience the art, architecture, culture and more in Mexico City is a great way to take advantage of a flight stop in Mexico City.

Tip #5:  A few final tricks to know when booking flights to Huatulco include going directly to the airline’s websites rather than relying on internet booking services to book your flight as they often do not have agreements with all the airlines flying to Huatulco.  Check our ‘How To Get Here’ page for direct flight links to Sunwing, WestJet, Air Transat, Air Continental/United and domestic airlines such as InterJet or AeroMexico.

We hope you find these 5 tips to booking flights to Huatulco helpful.  There’s definitely a bit of science to booking your flight for the best value and some may say it is a craft of its own.  We continue to be patient as more destinations, airlines and flights to Huatulco are announced every year as it is a top emerging market with the demand continuing to grow.  Every person who sets foot in this land falls in love with the area just like we did and just like us we know they are coming back.

We look forward to seeing you in Huatulco this season, please do not hesitate to contact us for help booking your vacation rental this winter season.

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