Oaxaca Travel Guide


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Plan Your Oaxaca Vacation

Oaxaca is in one of three adjacent valleys encircled by the majestic Sierra Madre del Sur. Mexico's fifth-largest state is bordered by Chiapas to the east, Veracruz and Puebla to the north, and Guerrero to the west. Southern Oaxaca State is blessed with 509 km (316 mi) of Pacific coastline. By the way, it's pronounced wah-hah-ka.


Oaxaca Hotels

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Oaxaca Restaurants

Find the best Oaxaca restaurants in every price category with our top picks.

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Oaxaca Experiences

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    Sampling everything: Oaxaca State is a best-of-Mexico sampler: ruins, colonial cities, beaches, crafts, and gorgeous scenery.... Read more

  • On the Menu in Oaxaca

    Food isn't taken lightly in Oaxaca. Traditional recipes, many of which predate the arrival of the Spanish, are passed from generation to... Read more

  • Mezcal's Mysteries

    There are two big myths about mezcal, the distilled pride of Oaxaca. The first is that a bottle of it always contains a worm. This is true... Read more


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