Oaxaca Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Oaxaca

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Teotitlán del Valle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

The state of Oaxaca is famous for the rugs and blankets of Teotitlán del Valle, a small town 24 km southeast of the capital. Weaving is chiefly a cottage ...  Read more

Puerto Escondido

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Strung with gorgeous beaches, the coast of Oaxaca is a popular destination with travelers who prefer low-key beach towns to the booming mega resorts of Puerto ...  Read more

Hierve el Agua

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

If you head east on winding highway 179 past Mitla, you’ll notice how suddenly Oaxacan landscapes can change - in this case, from arid valley to steep ...  Read more

Monte Albán

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

A Zapotec ceremonial center, Monte Albán crouches on a leveled mountain top. For a thousand years, the rulers of the city extracted wealth from the plains ...  Read more

Mitla

4 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

A relatively small Mixtec/Zapotec ruin, Mitla is notable for the detailed and well-preserved geometric stonework that decorates the buildings. The setting is ...  Read more

Benito Juárez Home (Casa de Benito Juárez)

Benito Juárez is a big deal in Mexico, and nowhere more so than in his hometown of Oaxaca de Juárez. The Casa de Juárez museum pays homage to ...  Read more

Cacaluta Bay

Cacaluta Bay was made famous in the movie “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” where the mangroves, quiet shores and tropical climate of this heart-shaped bay served as a ...  Read more

Finca La Gloria

This family-owned coffee plantation just outside Huatulco is known for its fertile green farms and fantastical butterfly sanctuary. Travelers can tour the ...  Read more

Huatulco National Park

In 1998 this national park, which spans tens of thousands of acres of Oaxaca countryside, was declared a protected area and later designated as a UNESCO ...  Read more

La Crucecita

This quiet town just inland from Santa Cruz was built to support local tourism workers, but its unique shops and tasty restaurants lend it an authentic ...  Read more

Maguey Bay

Travelers in search of a quiet beach to soak up blistering hot sun need look no further than the shores of Maguey Bay. A handful of busy seafood shacks line ...  Read more

San Agustin Bay

Located in the far West Bay, this quaint village filled with shaded palm palapas is as rustic as they come. Home to fewer than 100 people—mostly ...  Read more

Santa Cruz Bay

Santa Cruz Bay is the perfect place for travelers looking to spend an afternoon combing through shops filled with Mexican handicrafts, enjoy a traditional ...  Read more

Tangolunda Bay

Family adventurers and nightlife lovers flock to Tanolunda Bay, where tropical resorts and all-inclusive hot spots line the rocky cliffs. Destination ...  Read more

Oaxaca Culture Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This beautifully restored monastery is connected to the Templo de Santo Domingo and houses one of the nation’s most impressive museums. Well-curated exhibits ...  Read more

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