Oaxaca

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Oaxaca which includes flowers, a park and a fountain

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.

Hotel Misión Oaxaca
Hotel Misión Oaxaca
3.5 out of 5
Av. Jalisco 15, Oaxaca, OAX
The price is AU$74 per night from 5 Dec. to 5 Dec.
Located in San Felipe, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden, Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman and Auditorio Guelaguetza. Oaxaca ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (398 reviews)
"La alberca en la propiedad no es nada de lo que dice el sitio del hotel. Estaba sucia y decía que el agua estaba templada."

Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2021

Hotel Misión Oaxaca
Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca
Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca
4.5 out of 5
Jose Maria Pino Suarez 702, Oaxaca, OAX
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The price is AU$291 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
Located in Oaxaca Centro, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of El Llano Park and Zocalo Square. Oaxaca Cathedral and Benito Juarez Market are also within ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (155 reviews)
"It is a beautiful hotel with truly the most helpful, courteous, and professional staff I have encountered..... top to bottom."

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca
Quinta Real Oaxaca
Quinta Real Oaxaca
4 out of 5
Calle 5 De Mayo 300, Oaxaca, OAX
The price is AU$492 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Oaxaca Centro, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Panuelito Garden and Zocalo Square. Oaxaca Cathedral and Benito Juarez Market are ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (843 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel in a great location."

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2021

Quinta Real Oaxaca
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Bungalows La Huerta
Bungalows La Huerta
3 out of 5
Federico Ortiz Armangol 202 A, Colonia Reforma, Oaxaca, OAX
The price is AU$79 per night from 4 Dec. to 4 Dec.
Located in Reforma, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Fountain of the Seven Regions, Zocalo Square and Oaxaca Cathedral. Benito Juarez Market ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
Mucha paz
"Excelente lugar. abunda la paz"

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2021

Bungalows La Huerta
Casas Lupita
Casas Lupita
304 Rayón Centro, Oaxaca, OAX
Located in Oaxaca Centro, this historic holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Pochote Organic Market and Zocalo Square. Benito Juarez Market and Oaxaca ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Spacious, stylish place, centrally located
"The photos don't reveal how huge and beautiful this place is! It has a lot of space and we could have fit many more than our 4 guests. It is very clean and close to many of the activities we wanted to do in Oaxaca City. The price was reasonable and the host was responsive and helpful. Overall, a ..."

Reviewed on 11 May 2021

Casas Lupita
Suites La Fe
Suites La Fe
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Juarez 102A, Colonia Centro, C, Oaxaca, OAX
The price is AU$159 per night from 13 Dec. to 13 Dec.
Located in Oaxaca Centro, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Exconvento de San Pablo and Zocalo Square. Oaxaca Cathedral and Benito Juarez ...
Suites La Fe
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