A delightful colonial town, set in the mountains, imbued with a mix of ancient and modern cultures.

A colourful city, rich in history, Oaxaca is made up of narrow streets lined with colonial buildings and some of the finest baroque architecture in Mexico; it is a UNESCO world heritage site. Best explored by foot and broken up with the occasional stop at one of the many street cafes in the plazas.

The city has a thriving and vibrant art scene with many galleries opening up as well as being the best place to find local crafts. You can also find some of Mexico’s best places to eat, serving up typical food of the region. In the evening head to the huge Zocalo main square for a beer and to watch the free events that are often held there. Our Oaxaca guides can let you know what’s on during your stay.

Head out of the city where you’ll find a different world of pre-Colombian ruins, indigenous villages and natural wonders. The heavily forested area of Sierra Norte is home to eight small Zapotec villages and many species of wildlife including the six wild cats of Mexico. Puerto Escondido on the coast has numerous beaches with several surf schools if you’re feeling energetic and has some of the tastiest fresh seafood cuisine.

Colourful and rich in history and wildlife

When to go: All year round

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