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Is There Uber in Puerto Escondido? (Explained)

One of the most frequently asked questions that we receive is Does Puerto Escondido have Uber?

This article explains the current status of Uber in Puerto Escondido as well as other commonly used transportation such as taxis, private transportation and more.

Below, we’re going to give you the lowdown on the current status of taxi apps in Puerto Escondido and more importantly answer a question that we get asked on an almost daily basis: Does Uber work in Puerto Escondido?

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No Uber in Puerto Escondido

Is there Uber in Puerto Escondido?

No. There is no Uber in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca and as far as we know there is no talk of Uber planning to operate in Puerto Escondido in the near future.

If Uber decides to enter Puerto Escondido in the future, we will be sure to inform you as soon as possible.

Is there DiDi in Puerto Escondido?

According to reports, DiDi Taxi works in Puerto Escondido although it’s not commonly used and it will likely be slightly more expensive than using a trusted taxi driver.

If you’re traveling from Oaxaca City to Puerto Escondido, you might assume that since DiDi works so well in Oaxaca City that it must work similarly in Puerto Escondido, right? Wrong!

Reasons for the lack of these services generally stem from ongoing disputes between the local taxi unions and taxi apps like DiDi and Uber.

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Five Alternatives to Uber in Puerto Escondido

The most common methods of transportation in Puerto Escondido are colectivos, taxis, private transportation, rental cars and scooter rentals.

1. Colectivo

Colectivos are primarily used by locals and residents of Puerto Escondido for quick rides from point A to point B around town for approximately 10-15 pesos.

This is the most economical way to move around town. Colectivos are cheap, easy and make frequent stops to pick up and drop off passengers along a specific route

If you are not a local or someone who resides in Puerto Escondido and speaks Spanish, we do not recommend this option.

2. Taxi

If you are visiting Puerto Escondido for a short period of time, we recommend finding a local taxi driver that you can trust to pick you up and take you where you want to go on demand.

While finding an honest and trustworthy taxi driver can be challenging for visitors to Puerto Escondido, the best way to find a driver is to ask a local or foreigner who lives in Puerto for a recommendation or simply join one of the many Locals & Foreigners in Puerto Escondido Facebook Groups and use the search function inside of the group to find a list of reputable drivers.

3. Private Transportation

If you’re planning on visiting Puerto Escondido and you want to explore both the city and other parts of the coast of Oaxaca, we highly recommend that you reach out to us in advance so that we can help organize all of your transportation needs before your arrival.

Here are some of the biggest perks to pre-booking your transportation with us:

  • Professional bilingual driver (English/Spanish)
  • Capacity of 1-14 passengers
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Lowest rates guaranteed

Hiring a private vehicle with a professional, bilingual driver is hands down one of the best ways to get around Puerto Escondido and explore more of the beautiful destinations that line the coast of Oaxaca.

Click here to fill out our transportation reservation form OR contact us directly via WhatsApp and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible with a quote based on your inquiry.

4. Rental Car

Each method above has their pros and cons but in our opinion renting a car is by far the most flexible and convenient way to explore Puerto Escondido.

  1. Send us a message for more information about renting a car directly through our trusted rental car contact in Puerto Escondido OR…
  2. Rent a car through our booking engine below.
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Rent a Car in Puerto Escondido

We understand that renting a car in a foreign country can be a very stressful experience.

For affordable, hassle-free car rentals in Puerto Escondido and beyond, we highly recommend using Discover Cars.

5. Motorcycles & Scooters

The last option on our list of alternatives to Uber in Puerto Escondido is to rent a scooter or motorcycle from a local shop or independent rental agent.

Motos and scooters are cheap, convenient and the most commonly used method of transportation for locals and residents of Puerto.

With a moto or scooter, you’ll have the opportunity to access harder to reach beaches, carry a surfboard, make a pit stop at the market or road trip to another nearby town along the coast.

If you decide to rent a scooter or moto during your trip to Puerto Escondido, please make sure to follow the rules of the road, drive the speed limit, be aware of fellow drivers and most importantly never leave the house without a helmet!

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