Puerto Escondido ‘World Class’ Airport Terminal Upgrade Announced


The Puerto Escondido airport upgrade was announced on January 18, 2020 in an article by Mexico News Daily.

The US $17.5 million-dollar airport upgrade is a collaboration between the Mexico Federal Government and the Oaxaca Government and will include sustainable, environmentally friendly features.

Scheduled for completion in 2022, the addition will boast an expanded parking lot plus a new 7,700 square-meter “World Class” airport terminal designed by renowned Architect Alberto Kalach.

Puerto Escondido Airport Facts

According to the Mexico News Daily article, Puerto Escondido airport welcomed only 66,000 passengers back in 2010.

By 2019, passenger traffic reached nearly 408,000, an increase of 516% over 2010 and up 35% over 2018. Tourism revenues also increased 13% in 2019, up to 1.61 billion pesos ($85.6 million USD). This now places Puerto Escondido Mexico among the Top 3 Oaxaca tourist destinations.

Not bad for a quiet resort town of only 45,000 that has been a world-class surfing destination since the 1960s!

Oaxaca Governor, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa is quoted as saying that the new Puerto Escondido airport upgrade, “Will attract greater investment and more tourists to Puerto Escondido.” The upgrade will be able to accept more visitors and create new jobs for local residents during construction and after the airport terminal completion.

The growing tourism that has prompted the Puerto Escondido airport upgrade was also the driving force behind the 2015 Huatulco International Airport Expansion project.

At present, guests of Vivo Resorts Oaxacan beachfront living can fly directly into PXM Puerto Escondido Airport on flights from Mexico City. For international travelers, HUX Huatulco Airport, which is only about an hour from Puerto Escondido, accepts international flights.

About Oaxaca Mexico

In the past decade, tourism has grown exponentially in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Oaxaca has become increasingly popular with both Mexican and foreign travelers. They love the quiet, the friendly indigenous people, and the Colonial history in this area of the Emerald Coast.

Oaxaca, and in particular, the Pacific Coast area of Huatulco and Puerto Escondido, offer a true taste of Authentic Mexico.

About Vivo Resorts

Boasting world-class services and accommodations, Vivo Resorts Oaxacan Beachfront Living offers the following:

All luxurious beachfront condo suites feature breathtaking Pacific Ocean views and are fully equipped with air conditioning, free wi-fi, satellite TV, and kitchen and laundry facilities.

Amenities include an infinity pool with swim-up bar, tennis and pickleball courts, plus a 4-storey Clubhouse boasting a fitness gym, spa, restaurant, lounge, general store, business center, kid’s club, event space, and much more.

Located on a 12-mile stretch of untouched sandy beaches, Vivo Resorts is just a 15-minute drive from the city of Puerto Escondido and just a few kilometers from popular Laguna Manialtepec and Carrizalillo Beach.

To learn more about the Puerto Escondido airport upgrade or about vacationing in Puerto Escondido with Vivo Resorts, please call us at 1-888-236-2876 (toll-free from Canada and the USA) or contact Vivo by email.

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