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Oaxaca Holiday

Delicious regional dishes, varied history and captivating natural beauty combine in this southern Mexican city.

Oaxaca in southern Mexico is named after the state in which it resides. Tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Madre ranges, the city is known for its natural beauty and distinctive architecture. Visitors love the year-round temperate climate. Most of Oaxaca is easily accessible on foot.  

The Zócalo is the hub of Oaxacan culture, both past and present. Its large, open plaza often holds musical performances and street fairs. From the square, admire the Cathedral of Oaxaca and Alameda de Leon, a spacious park offering vendor markets and regional handicrafts. Save room in your suitcase for the area’s famous pottery and carved goods.

The Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán presents awe-inspiring Baroque architecture. The former covenant has been transformed into the Oaxaca Cultural Center, a museum of historical artifacts. See the “Treasures from Tomb 7,” the remains of a Zapotec tomb containing precious gemstones and jewels. The Jardin Ethnobotanical Garden is an ideal place to enjoy Oaxaca’s stunning native plants under brilliant sunshine.

Oaxaca is renowned for outdoor marketplaces and savory foods, all of which are at your fingertips during your stay. The region is particularly famous for its tomales, moles, and creamy hot chocolate.

Visit Oaxaca for one of its many festivals happening throughout the year. The most popular are the Day of the Dead, held three days each autumn, and Guelaguetza, a widely attended summer folk dance festival. 

Soak up local history at one of Oaxaca’s many museums. The Contemporary Art Museum (MACO) inhabits one of the city’s oldest buildings, which is a sight to behold itself. It also offers works from regional artists. 

Take a daytrip to Monte Alban, an internationally protected heritage site. Located less than twenty minutes outside the city center, the ancient site is one of the oldest Mesoamerican cities in the world. Explore the pyramids and temples to peek into the hub of Zapotec-era culture. 

Oaxaca’s Xoxocotlán International Airport is located five miles (eight kilometers) outside the city and offers connecting flights to Mexico City and Houston daily. 


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AU$37
Hotel Trebol

Hotel Trebol

Ricardo Flores Magon No. 201, Oaxaca
4.3
of 5, from 172 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centro, this hotel is steps from Benito Juarez Market, Zocalo Square, and Government Palace. Oaxaca Cathedral and Museum of Oaxacan Painters are also within 5 minutes.

AU$50
One Oaxaca Centro Hotel

One Oaxaca Centro Hotel

Calzada de la Republica #205, Oaxaca
4.2
of 5, from 146 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Oaxaca, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Merced Market, Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden, and Museo Filatelia. El Llano Park and Quetzalli Gallery are also within 10 minutes.

AU$30
Hotel Rural San Anton

Hotel Rural San Anton

Riberas del Atoyac 1990, Oaxaca
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Oaxaca, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Oaxaca Institute of Technology, Technological Stadium of Oaxaca, and Balneario Las Brisas. Atzompa Archaeological Site and Plaza Bella Oaxaca are also within 6 mi (10 km).

AU$102
Fiesta Inn Oaxaca

Fiesta Inn Oaxaca

Av. Universidad 140, Oaxaca
4.3
of 5, from 96 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca and within 3 mi (5 km) of Benito Juarez Market and Oaxaca Textile Museum. Monte Alban and Tule Tree are also within 9 mi (15 km).

AU$14
Hierba de Conejo - Hostel

Hierba de Conejo - Hostel

Manuel Hernandez Fiallo 305, Oaxaca
3.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centro, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Oaxaca Textile Museum, Government Palace, and Pochote Organic Market. Zocalo Square and Macedonio Alcala Theater are also within 5 minutes.

AU$41
Hotel Calenda

Hotel Calenda

Calzada héroes de Chapultepec no 521-A, Oaxaca
3.7
of 5, from 3 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Oaxaca, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of El Llano Park, House of Juarez Museum, and Museo Filatelia. Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden and Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca are also within 15 minutes.

Hotel Casa Valop

Hotel Casa Valop

Calle Melchor Ocampo #210, Oaxaca
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oaxaca Textile Museum and Pochote Organic Market. Macedonio Alcala Theater and Government Palace are also within 10 minutes.

AU$20
La Casa de Anita

La Casa de Anita

Ricardo Flores Magon 128, Gpe Victoria, Oaxaca
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Amigos del Sol, Maguey Bay, and Chachacual. Huatulco Bay and Fountain of the Seven Regions are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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