Welcome to Oaxaca!
The city of Oaxaca is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Mexico and is a historic landmark.
The Central Valleys contain the most important historic tourist attractions in the state. The Central Valleys have archaeological sites, XVI Century convents, baroque temples, civil buildings from the colonial period and museums. There are also many important cultural expressions, such as religious celebrations with their typical parades (calendas) and holiday celebrations where they offer food, music and drinks (mayordomías).
The state of Oaxaca is located in the southeastern part of the Mexican Republic , just five hours from Mexico City by the Mexico-Puebla-Oaxaca highway; and it is easily accessible by air too. Prehispanic civilizations flourished in Oaxaca . Ethnic groups, such as the Mixtec and Zapotec, which were conquered and colonized, yet, were able to maintain their form of government, language and culture. There are 16 ethnic groups that maintain their traditions, dances, languages and cuisine.
In 1987, the UNESCO declared Oaxaca and Monte Albán historical landmarks.
The Oaxacan Coast
The second most important tourist area in the state is the coast, famous for the beaches of Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel and Huatulco. Finally, the eight regions of the state have one thing in particular that, harmoniously, and together with its hospitable people, proud of their land, invite national and foreign tourists to discover the magical beauty of the state of Oaxaca.
Puerto Escondido is thought to be the oldest tourist attraction in the region, and the centre of great tourist activity, both nationally and internationally.
Huatulco Bays: Paradise on the Pacific coast, Huatulco is the ultimate vacation destination. Offering the perfect balance of development and untapped land, this oasis is waiting to be explored. Huatulco is home to 9 bays and 36 spectacular beaches.