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Oaxaca (Mexico)

Practical information about Oaxaca

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  • Park and garden
  • Place or Religious Monument
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  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
4 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
Six hours from Mexico by bus
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Oaxaca

Delphine Teisserenc Travel writer
58 travel articles

A fascinating city, Oaxaca really shines through its culture and traditions, and its people will welcome you with open arms and be delighted to share their history with you.

My suggestion:
As in many Mexican cities, you can get around Oaxaca on foot. Take the time to wander round the streets of its center, where you're bound to encounter some unexpected wonders.
The attractive colonial city of Oaxaca is famous for its chocolate, which food lovers will have opportunities to sample for themselves during their visit. When I was in Mexico, a family introduced me to the local specialty "el pollo al mole": chicken in a spicy chocolate sauce. I advise you to give it a try. It will change your taste buds forever!
David Debrincat Travel writer
459 travel articles

Oaxaca is a pretty colonial town that is 500 km from Mexico City. Lots of tourists are attracted to it because of its great atmosphere and good climate. Its surroundings are also magnificent. Go to Oaxaca!

My suggestion:
Mole Poblano from Puebla or mole Oaxaqueño from Oaxaca? They are both delicious! Try them and judge for yourself.
During my trip to Mexico I went to Oaxaca and found a very charming colonial town, with brightly coloured houses, lively streets, and welcoming people.
A church in Oaxaca
Travel writer
181 travel articles

A pretty, colonial town which is situated in the mountains of the state of the same name, in the south-west of Mexico. It's also one of the country's most cultural destinations, with excellent food and lots of local folklore.

My suggestion:
If you have an extra day, go visit Hierve el Agua and enjoy its amazing geological formations.
If I have to make a summary of what you will find in Oaxaca, then I will give you three words: tradition, food and handicrafts.
Oaxaca cathedral