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Things to do in Oaxaca

Visit Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman, a prime example of New Spanish Baroque architecture dating back to the 16th century. Built during a
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Hierve el Agua , Oaxaca
Admire the scenic rock formations of Hierve el Agua, which resembles a frozen waterfall dropping from the cliffs. These calcified formations
Tours from $35
World heritage site · Ruin
Looming 400 m (1,300 ft) above the Oaxaca Valley, Zona Arqueologica de Monte Alban is the most majestic of the state’s ancient ruins. Transla
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Me Encanta Oaxaca is a small family project run by Betsaida Lopez Diaz, a local born & raised in Oaxaca. This project started with the simple wish to share the world the beauty & cultural richness of Oaxaca state.As consecuence, Me Encanta Oaxaca is a phrase that expresses how much we like it and we believe that once you live Oaxaca, it’ll cast a spell on you.I'm not only proud of my roots, but also I'm committed to support the local consumption of cooks, mezcal makers, artisans & more in order to I promote a sustainable tourism in the different spots and communities that we visit. Therefore, once you join us in our tours you’ll live an authentic experience with us.
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Hiking Trail
Coyote Aventuras , Oaxaca
Tours from $38
Zocalo , Oaxaca
Formally named Plaza de la Constitucion, Zocalo dates back to the 16th century. Take a break from sightseeing and rest on the verdant tree-fi
Tours from $25
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Landmarks · Ruins · Churches
Capital city of the eponymous state, Oaxaca relies heavily on its colonial charm, its core a maze of tree-shaded alleys flanked by photogenic mansions, government buildings, and old churches. The World Heritage-listed heart of the city features a simple grid layout, which makes sightseeing in Oaxaca a highly pleasurable walking experience. Visit the city's markets and bars, and you're likely to hear residents speaking Spanish, Zapotec, Mixtec, and several other indigenous dialects. This mix of cultures makes Oaxaca extremely appealing to visitors interested in discovering the "real" Mexico, a land of striking social contrasts and ethnic diversity. The surrounding mountain-fringed valleys hide numerous archaeological sites and unspoiled natural areas ideal for active Oaxaca vacations. Our Mexico travel itinerary planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.

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Where to stay in Oaxaca

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