Welcome to Oaxaca

Oaxaca is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the country, and cultural heritage of humanity, along with the rest of the Central Valleys, are the most important tourist center in the state. They have archaeological sites, convents of the 16th century, baroque temples, civil buildings from the colonial era and museums; also an important collection of cultural events, especially their religious festivals with their typical calendas and stewardships.

In 1987, UNESCO declared the City of Oaxaca and Monte Albán "Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

The second most important tourist area in the state is the Coast; Famous for the beaches of Puerto Escondido, Mazunte, Zipolite, Puerto Angel and the Bays of Huatulco.

In general, the eight regions of the state have something in particular that unites them harmoniously, and together with their hospitable and proud people of their land, they invite national and foreign tourism to discover the magical beauty of the State of Oaxaca.

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Attractions and sites of interest

The beautiful city of Oaxaca is located southeast of the Mexican Republic and is surrounded by four valleys; It has a pleasant temperate climate, and in its surroundings there are monumental archaeological zones from two of the oldest and most important civilizations in Mesoamerica: the Zapoteca and the Mixteca.

In the portals that surround its main square, historic center and in its traditional markets, you will find numerous shops with all kinds of handicrafts from the different regions that make up the state of Oaxaca. Enjoy all the wonders offered by all the towns near the city, its traditions, its cuisine, public squares and all its natural and cultural attractions.

Oaxaca has been awarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world next to its historic center. Recognition as the "World Best Awards" that recognizes the most popular and beautiful destinations according to travelers, as well as specialized magazines such as "Travel + Leisure" where Oaxaca has obtained up to 89 points out of 100 and mentioning its enormous and rich gastronomy as additional data.

Oaxaca lives in July a whole month of celebration that is crowned with the Guelaguetza: a gathering of villages from the eight regions that exchange with each other and with the attendees, products, dances and traditions. The streets are filled with joy with treats, gastronomic fairs, mezcal, chocolate and ethnic clothing. No less important the Days of Dead in October-November and the traditional Night of Radishes party that brings together an entire city and its visitors in the central square.

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Sunday: Tlacolula de Matamoros
Tuesday: Ayoquezco de Aldama, Sto. Tomás Jalietza, Atzompa.
Wednesday: Villa de Etla, Zimatlán de Alvarez.
Thursday: Zaachila, Ejutla de Crespo.
Friday: Ocotlán de Morelos, Coyotepec, Jalietza.

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Useful information

The weather

Weather forecast, satellite imagery and much more!

How to get

Oaxaca is located south of the Mexican Republic, only 5 hours (465 km) by road from the City of Mexico.

Emergency telephone numbers

Emergency 911, Hospitals, police, firefighters and more!

Your wedding in Oaxaca

Requirements, Procedures and rooms and gardens to get married or make your special event in Oaxaca.

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