Indigenous traditions fuse with colonial grandeur in one of Mexico’s most hypnotic cities.
2 Oaxacan food
The rich moles, potent mescals and aromatic dishes of this exquisite regional cuisine are best experienced in Oaxaca city.
3 Monte Albán
A potent symbol of Zapotec power, these ruins were once an astounding ancient city with a population of over twenty thousand.
4 Teotitlán del Valle
Experience the rich artisan traditions of Oaxaca’s Valles Centrales while shopping for iconic tapetes (rugs).
The ancient Zapotec ceremonial centre with sublime greca stonework is considered to be without peer in Mexico.
6 Benito Juárez
Get away from it all in this quaint village named after Oaxaca’s most famous son, where you can hike in gorgeous mountain surroundings.
7 Puerto Escondido
Ride the Mexican pipeline – or just watch – at this world-famous surfing spot.
See the queens of the sea, female Golfina turtles, in this tranquil oceanside town, or take a trip to the local crocodile lagoon.