Travel Recommendations

DON’T LOOSE YOUR MEXICAN VISA. You must turn it in when you leave Mexico. If you loose it, you will pay a fine.

Note: You need to be reasonably physically fit since there can be significant walking involvedin the U.S. and Mexico City airports. You will also be handling carry-on and checked baggage. Remember this when packing and wear comfortable clothes and shoes on the travel days.
When traveling to Roca Blanca the following route is recommended:
Fly from any major U.S. city into Mexico City for customs and immigration clearance. From Mexico City it is strongly advised to fly to Puerto Escondido (PXM) due both to its proximity to Roca Blanca (less travel time) and lower cost. It is about 30 miles south of the Mission Base. If it is not feasible to fly into Puerto Escondido, a second alternative route is to fly into Huatulco
(HUX). This tourist town is a little more than two hours from the base. There is a $175 US cost one way per authorized 15 passenger van to travel from the Huatulco airport.

The primary consideration in arranging flights is to arrive in Mexico City early enough to go through Immigration, Customs, recheck your bags with a domestic airline below and go through Security to catch a flight to Puerto Escondido in the afternoon. A two hour layover is absolute minimum we would advise if you arrive and depart in the same Terminal, and three hours if you have to change Terminals. The other consideration is that staying overnight in Mexico City is not advised. If you have to stay over somewhere to make the connections work, we advise staying in the U.S. (Dallas for example).

With the above suggestion, the recommended flights are in bold type below.  Please be aware that flights change constantly, both in times of departure and the days. We also suggest that you check and book directly with the airlines below as sites such as Kayak, Expedia, etc. are not always accurate concerning these flights. 

It can be a long walk from your Arrival Gate to Immigration.

1 Aeromar – to connect with Aeromar, go thru Immigration and Customs and collect your bags.
If your flight landed in Terminal 1, you have to go to Terminal 2. Catch the Air Train (can
take bags onto the train). It is a long way to walk in Terminal 2 to get to the Air Train.
2 Interjet from Dallas arrives and departs out of Terminal 1 to Puerto Escondido – both ways
(easiest)

3 Vivaaerobus is in Terminal 1 – Go thru Immigration, collect bags & go through Customs.
Coming out of Customs, take a left & go down the hallway (you are close to Door 8) until see a sign over the doors going outside (Door 6). Across from this sign is Vivaaerobus. It has a window office, but go to the right of it & get in line at ticket counter to check in. Just a little farther down the hallway (across from Door 5) is Security. Go through it and you will be across from Gate 17. Take a right and go down the hallway until you reach Gate 15. Across from it is an entrance into a large Lobby with stores and airline counters. This is the holding area for domestic departures. Departure gates are not assigned until 45 minutes to one hour prior to departure. At the end of this Lobby are Burger King, McDonalds, Domino’s Pizza, Subway and other restaurants. Keep an eye on Departure Gate boards for your flight.
American Airlines to Mexico City arrives in Terminal 1. AA / VivaAerobus land & connect in
Terminal 1. Even though they are in the same terminal a 2-hour connection is close. We suggest a longer layover if you have luggage to check.


DEPARTING ROCA BLANCA (Puerto Escondido to Mexico City)

1 Aeromar – No Carry-on bags recommended on this flight – the overhead bins are too small. When you arrive in Mexico City, collect your bags in Terminal 2 and catch the Air Train to Terminal 1 if next flight departs from that Terminal. When you get off in Terminal 1, use a Porter to carry bags to Aeromar ticket / check-in counter. It is a very long way and worth the 100 – 125 pesos. For connections that transfer between terminals, not having to go through Immigration or Customs saves time, but changing Terminals takes a lot of time & work. Two hours is cutting it close if anything goes wrong. Aeromar & United are partners and on returning to the USA, you can check bags from Puerto Escondido to the first US city and bypass the Mexico City luggage hassle.


While transiting Mexico City airport can be a trek, checking in at Puerto Escondido airport is a breeze. It is about 100 steps total from the entrance to the ticket counters to check in, and then through Security to a seat in the waiting area.

Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance with travel plans.

Aeromar – No Carry-on bags recommended on this flight – the overhead bins are too small. When you arrive in Mexico City, collect your bags in Terminal 2 and catch the Air Train to Terminal 1 if next flight departs from that Terminal. When you get off in Terminal 1, use a
Porter to carry bags to Aeromar ticket / check-in counter. It is a very long way and worth the 100, 125 pesos. For connections that transfer between terminals, not having to go through Immigration or Customs saves time, but changing Terminals takes a lot of time & work. Two hours is cutting it close if anything goes wrong. Aeromar & United are partners and on returning to the USA, you can check bags from Puerto Escondido to the first US city and bypass the Mexico City luggage hassle.
2 Interjet arrives Terminal 1 and departs to Dallas out of same Terminal
3 Vivaaerobus arrives Terminal 1. American Airlines departs from Terminal 1, so no transfer to Terminal 2.

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