a VirtualTourist member from Vancouver
How far is the beach from Oaxaca?
6 or 7 hours by bus - 1 hour by air.
Not sure that it even takes an hour. We originally intended to drive from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido but Alamo screwed up our booking - no cars. Long story but leaving the company to 'sort it out', walked out of the Alamo office, saw Aeromexico sign and enquired. On a flight next morning at the time we were due to pick up the car. It was cheaper to get return flight OAX-PRT-OAX and hire a car for 3 days in PE (we didn't need it for more than that) than hire the car for the planned 8 days AND we felt we gained an extra 2 days holiday - we were in PE by about 9am - and didn;t leave until approx 8pm on return.