Oaxaca

Oaxaca Attractions

Casa de Benito Juárez/Museo Casa de Juárez

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Benito Juárez is a big deal in Mexico, and nowhere more so than in his hometown of Oaxaca de Juárez. The Casa de Juárez museum pays homage to the great reform president, and showcases ...  Read more

Monte Albán

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A Zapotec ceremonial center, Monte Albán crouches on a leveled mountain top. For a thousand years, the rulers of the city extracted wealth from the plains below. Today, the ruins offer panoramic ...  Read more

Mitla

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

A relatively small Mixtec/Zapotec ruin, Mitla is notable for the detailed and well-preserved geometric stonework that decorates the buildings. The setting is pretty, with a cactus garden and shaded ...  Read more

Hierve el Agua

If you head east on winding highway 179 past Mitla, you’ll notice how suddenly Oaxacan landscapes can change - in this case, from arid valley to steep mountains wooded with oak. The thermal springs ...  Read more

Puerto Escondido

Strung with gorgeous beaches, the coast of Oaxaca is a popular destination with travelers who prefer low-key beach towns to the booming mega resorts of Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Maya. Puerto ...  Read more

Teotitlán del Valle

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The state of Oaxaca is famous for the rugs and blankets of Teotitlán del Valle, a small town 24 km southeast of the capital. Weaving is chiefly a cottage industry in Teotitlán del Valle; ...  Read more

Arbol de Tule

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

A tree so fat it seems to strain against the confines of the surrounding square, the Árbol del Tule is at least 2000 years old, which makes it one of the world’s oldest living entities. El Tule ...  Read more

Museo Rufino Tamayo

The Museo Rufino Tamayo houses over 1,000 rare pre-Hispanic artifacts, including particularly fine Colima dogs, or xolos. Composed over a period of 20 years, the contents of the museum were once the ...  Read more

Yagul

High on a cactus-studded plateau, the ruins of Yagul offer a view of Oaxaca’s Tlacolula valley. Yagul dates back to at least 500 AD, but most of the existing structures were built several hundred ...  Read more

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