Oaxaca Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Oaxaca - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Puerto Escondido 12

Mitla and the Textile Villages 9

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Dainzú 1

Mitla 3

Santa Ana del Valle 1

Santa María del Tule 1

Teotitlán del Valle 1

Tlacolula 2

Huatulco 6

Manzunte, San Agustinillo, and Zipolite 6

Craft Villages of the Valles Centrales 5

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Ocotlán 2

San Bartolo Coyotepec 1

Zaachila 1

Mixteca 3

Puerto Angel 2

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Playa Zipolite

  • Beach–Sight

Spend any time along this mile-long stretch of cottony sand, and you'll soon be convinced that this beautiful beach is Mexico's most...

Templo De La Asunción

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Dominating the town of Nochixtlán is the 19th-century Templo de la Asunción, in the main square. The interior is especially elegant,...

Templo de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The 17th-century Templo de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo towers over the main square of Teotitlán del Valle. Some parts of the facade...

Templo y Exconvento de San Juan Bautista

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

About 35 km (22 mi) north of Nochixtlán, Coixtlahuaca merits a stop for this sanctuary, which is perhaps the best preserved of the Dominican...

Templo y Exconvento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This towering 16th-century structure and its adjoining monastery appear even larger because they sit on a hill overlooking the village.

Workshops of the Aguilar Sisters

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Near the entrance to Ocotlán the workshops of the Aguilar sisters are brimming with distinctive figurines fashioned from red clay. The...

Yagul

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The ruins at Yagul aren't as elaborate as those at Monte Albán or Mitla, but their position atop a hill makes them worth a visit. This...

Zaachila Zona Arqueológica

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Just behind the Temple de Santa María Natividad in Zaachila is the small Zona Arqueológica, with a pair of underground tombs that are...

Zona Arqueológica Bocana del Rio Copalita

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The recently excavated Copalita archeological site is just 10 minutes from Huatulco's sleek hotel zone (a MX$70 taxi ride from La Crucecita...

Zócalo

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During the day it seems as if everyone passes through Oaxaca's shady main plaza, with its wrought-iron benches and matching bandstand.

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