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Oaxaca is the capital city of the state of Oaxaca and is located near the center of the state in a high mountain valley (5100′).

Oaxaca hosts some of Mexico’s most vibrant natural terrain. From tropical forests to high mountains, lush arable valleys; breathtaking rugged Pacific coastland and quiet coves offering tranquil beaches with soft sands. It would take weeks to see all of Oaxaca, and you would need to use a variety of transport methods – including hiking and horseback – to get deep into the beautiful backcountry.



Oaxaca exhibits features that give this distinct location a mature character interlaced with a unique vibrancy – reasons why it is so highly spoken of by the people who know it.

Eternal Mexico is embodied in Oaxaca: deep indigenous roots interweave with colonial flair: the result is a cultural and historical vibrancy which is as emotive as it is unique.

Oaxaca City offers a blend of experiences and attractions, including a charismatic historical colonial center with cobbled streets, striking architecture, quiet plazas, and a fine central square often filled with soft sounds created by local musicians serenading people as they rest under the shade of its trees, and to those taking some time to enjoy fine coffee and quiet conversation at one of the cafés.

Nearby, you’ll find an abundance of attractions (see below) – including El Tule – the 2,000-year-old living tree.

Monte Alban, and Mitla, two of Mexico’s primary archaeological parks are also near here. If you want to seek out the roots and heart of Mexico – then you’ll find them both in Oaxaca. This is a place to come to when you’re hungry to explore the ‘undiscovered Mexico’.

People who come to Oaxaca keep coming back. Every time they return, they see something new in what they already know – and know that they’ll find something brand-new to experience as well.

Ask any Mexican about Oaxaca and the first thing they’ll usually tell you is that it’s ‘the soul of Mexico’. It is true that Mexico’s roots and heart extend from here; but to understand why it’s called so, you’ll need to come and feel the atmosphere, smell the air and absorb the culture.

There is no other way to experience Oaxaca than to be here and know yourself what it means to have been touched by its distinctive vibrancy.

Good To Know

Visa requirements
Not required for EU and US citizens
Languages spoken
Currency used
Mexican peso
470,000 km2


Azul Oaxaca is a contemporary art project, a fusion of interior design,conceptual art, plastic art and cuisine
City hotel
Casa Oaxaca, a sprawling, traditional building still alive with stories and secrets, located in the heart of Oaxaca, land of color and song
City hotel
Recommended by Arminas Travel
This hotel, located in Oaxaca, Mexico, is just 2.1 km from the Oaxaca Art Museum. The hotel features an outdoor pool, 2 on-site restaurants, and 2 bars,.
5 Stars
City hotel
All inclusive


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