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Why Oaxaca

The state of Oaxaca, located in Mexico’s southern region along the Pacific coast, owes its fame to the beauty of its architecture, its cultural traditions, its gastronomy and the warmth of its people. Oaxaca’s terrain consists of extensive valleys and mountain chains. Its capital Oaxaca has been declared Humanity’s cultural Patrimony by UNESCO.

Top 10 reasons to visit Oaxaca


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Climate


Oaxaca City is located in Mexico's southern region in the middle of a zone surrounded by four valleys...

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Architecture


In 1987, the UNESCO designated Oaxaca's historic center as a world heritage site. It extends six to eight blocks in each direction from the Zócalo...

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Cultural traditions


Oaxaca City has several festivities that are the product of 500 years of traditions and syncretism, thanks to the blending of indigenous and Spanish cultures...

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Cuisine and Gastronomy


Traditional Oaxaca cuisine is famous for fusing together unusual flavours that makes for an exquisite eating experience. The many different ethnic groups who inhabit Oaxaca...

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Ethnic Diversity


The linguistic diversity of the region comes from Oaxaca's rich ethnic eclecticism. 16 different groups continue to inhabit the region, carefully maintaining and upholding their own languages and dialects...

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Archaeological sites


The Zapotec ruins of Monte Alban, once the most important pre-Hispanic capital in the Oaxaca Valley region during the classical period, were declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1987...

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Ecotourism and Outdoor Adventure


One of Oaxaca's best selling points is its location - nestled between three verdant valleys the city has perfect access to the attractions of Mexico's Central Valleys ...

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Traditional Arts and Crafts Markets


If you want to buy some original handicrafts then Oaxaca is the place to do it. Some of Mexico's most talented artisans reside in the city and the little towns that surround it...

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Hotels a la carte


Oaxaca is full of great hotel choices for every budget. There are amiable bed and breakfasts, lavish colonial and upscale modern facilities...

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Art Galleries


A thriving arts scene and long standing tradition in making handicrafts makes Oaxaca an incredible place to enjoy art from both past and present...

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