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Things to do in Oaxaca, Mexico

It’s time to vacation and it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy any number of things to do in the beautiful city of Oaxaca and the surrounding areas. We are located in the perfect location to explore inside and outside the city. You could try to relax on the beach, explore in the mountains, visit archaeological sites, visit the surrounding magical towns, delight in the exquisite Oaxacan cuisine, discover the diversity of handicrafts from different regions of the state, or have fun with the artistic and folkloric events that take place in the capital’s zócalo.

Here there are many things to do in Oaxaca, it is a tourist focus of modern art, which counteracts with the works of indigenous crafts. The streets of the Historical Center are dressed in colors in a lively and cheerful decoration. The emblematic Convent of Santo Domingo is for many, the most beautiful monument to visit in Oaxaca. To relax, the city has a paradise on earth, the petrified waterfalls, Hierve el Agua or el Tule, are just some examples of tourist spots to see in Oaxaca.

The city also has many museums, such as the museum of Hispanic art or popular art, good cultural offers to add to your list of things to do and see in Oaxaca.

You choose what to do in Oaxaca!

Markets and Tianguis

The markets of Oaxaca offer a delight for all the senses. Walking through the markets of the city, or the tianguis in nearby towns, becomes an adventure of flavors, smells, textures and colors that can hardly be seen elsewhere in Mexico. You are never short of things to do in Oaxaca when visiting a local market.
Tlacolula Market

Tlacolula Market

Tlacolula Market Tlacolula has its market day ( Plaza Day ) on Sundays; the Tlacolula  market facilities are open all week, on Sundays, however the […]
Ruta Mágica de las Artesanías

Oaxaca Artisan Market

Oaxaca Artisan Market In Oaxaca’s artisan market, Oaxacan folk art is found among the sixteen ethnic groups of Oaxaca. It is full of textiles, jewelry, […]
Zaachila Market

Zaachila Market

Zaachila market The Zaachila market is held every Thursday and is the most traditional of all the tianguis, since it is completely outdoors, there are […]
Ocotlan Market

Ocotlán Market

Ocotlán Market The Ocotlán market takes place every Friday in Ocotlán de Morelos, located about 40 minutes from Oaxaca. The market of Ocotlan is probably […]
Etla market

Etla Market

Etla Market The Etla market is a relatively small market near the center of Villa de Etla. The market is similar to most other markets […]
Central de Abastos

Central de Abastos

Central de Abastos Oaxaca Central de Abastos is the largest market in Oaxaca, partly a market with fixed facilities and part tianguis; Here it is […]

Historical Sites

San Juan de Dios de Oaxaca

San Juan de Dios de Oaxaca

San Juan de Dios Among all the churches in Oaxaca City, perhaps the San Juan de Dios does not have the grace to be the […]
Ex Convento de Cuilapam

Ex Convento de Cuilapam

Ex Convento de Cuilapam Cuilapam de Guerrero is the home of an old convent with one peculiar feature, which has no roof! Ex Convento de […]

Nature and Outdoors

Due to its great diversity, ethnic and geographical characteristics, the State of Oaxaca is one of the main destinations for ecotourism and adventure tourism in Mexico. The concept "ecotourism" refers to those trips that have the purpose of performing recreational activities of appreciation and knowledge of nature, through interaction with it in nature and outdoor activities. Oaxaca has so many things to do for nature lovers and outdoor sports.
El Tule

El Tule

El Tule (Tule Tree) In the gardens of the temple of Santa María de la Asunción is the legendary El Tule or Tule tree. The […]
Hierve el Agua

Hierve el Agua

Hierve el Agua Hierve el Agua has been recognized as a probable sacred place of the ancient Zapotec. In this place a complex irrigation system […]
Parque Nacional Benito Juárez

Parque Nacional Benito Juárez

Parque Nacional Benito Juárez Parque Nacional Benito Juárez covers an area of 2,737 hectares, which is integrated into the Cerro de San Felipe, which is […]
san jose del pacifico

San José del Pacifico

San José del Pacífico The town of San José del Pacífico, in the Sierra Sur, is a popular destination for tourists who tend to stop […]

Archaeological Sites

In Oaxaca there are more than four thousand archaeological sites, according to data from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). Among them Monte Alban and Mitla stand out, but also of great importance are the recently inaugurated Atzompa, San José el Mogote, considered one of the most significant settlements in the Etla Valley, Yagul, in the Tlacolula Valley; Lambityeco, in the southeast of Oaxaca; Zaachila, last capital of the Zapotec lordships; Guiengola, Zapotec political center in the Isthmus; Cerro de la Camapana, in Suchilquitongo, and Dainzú, contemporary Monte Albán.
yagul

Yagul

Yagul Archaeological Site Yagul flourished after the fall of Monte Albán; Later, after a short abandonment, the area resurfaced again to become a city-state, in […]
Atzompa

Atzompa Archaeological Site

Atzompa Archaeological Site Residences of high social society, housing units, plazas, among other architectural wonders, are located in the Atzompa Archaeological Site, to which only […]
Lambityeco Archaeological Site

Lambityeco Archaeological Site

Lambityeco Archaeological Site Monte Albán is one of the most representative archaeological sites in Oaxaca; but also throughout the Central Valleys other sites that were […]
Mitla archaeological site

Mitla

Mitla Archaeological Site The Mitla archaeological site is located in the state of Oaxaca, a town where evidence of an important Zapotec population has been […]
Monte Albán

Monte Albán

Monte Albán Archaeological Site Monte Albán is an archaeological site that is located 10 km from the city of Oaxaca. It was named by the […]