It’s a fairly big city with over half a million inhabitants, but it is still quite a relaxed city, unpretentious and friendly. The old inner city has many good examples of baroque colonial architecture dating from the 16th century. In Oaxaca you will find Mexico’s most splendid churches, some of its finest museums, and dozens of well preserved municipal and religious buildings from the colonial era. And with a climate that is spring-like and pleasant year round you can be sure Oaxaca is a good destination.

Oaxaca are remarkably affordable. Whatever the region lacks in resort swankiness, it more than makes up for with its quaint inns and comfortable hotels. Native cuisine is outstanding, and the region is home to mezcal, a fiery native liquor similar to tequila.


The region has retained much of the Mexican culture, original architecture, and natural beauty, which all contribute to the growing popularity of its ecotourism industry.

Places to visit include the villages of Hierve el Agua, San Sebastian de las Grutas, San Francisco Yosocuta, Santiago Apoala, and Benito Juarez. In addition, Oaxaca has lovely beaches, jungles, a temperate climate, and is known for its delicious, string-like cheese.

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