Oaxaca

Oaxaca to the south of the country, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is the economic, cultural, and political centre of one of the most fascinating areas in Mexico.

Why visit Oaxaca ?

  • Indulge in the culture, colour and culinary delights of Oaxaca city
  • Hike through cloud forests in the remote villages of Pueblos Mancomunados
  • Soak up the surf scene of mellow Puerto Escondido
  • Get a feel for Zapotec village life at the markets and fiestas of the Valles Centrales
  • Ride a bike from Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido

The region is host to 16 ethnic groups including the mighty Zapotecs and Mixtecs who once ruled this region of Mexico prior to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores. Highlights include visits to the ruins of the Zapotec city of Monte Alban, the religious site of Mitla and the ancient Tule Tree. Also these vibrant cultures still maintain many of their centuries old traditions of back strap weaving, black pottery and elaborate wood carving and offer the traveller incredible opportunities to look back into Mexico’s colourful past.

In addition, Oaxaca’s diverse topography is unrivaled and the area is a world of mountains almost 10,000 feet high, caverns among the deepest in the world, hidden jungles and intriguing valleys.

LOCATION

MEXICO INFO

Visa

No visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT - 6 Hours

Flight Time

11.5 hours Direct

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