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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Oaxaca City 18

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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Cuilapam 1

Ocotlán 2

San Bartolo Coyotepec 1

Zaachila 1

Mixteca 3

Puerto Angel 2

Monte Albán 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 9

Beach–Sight 18

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Garden/ Arboretum 1

Government Building 1

Historic District/ Site 3

Museum/ Gallery 14

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 2

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 2

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 2

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 9

Store/ Shop/ Mall 3

Town/ Village 1

Winery/ Brewery/ Distillery 2

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Alameda de León

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

This shady square, a bit smaller than the zócalo, is bordered by the massive cathedral on one side and the post office on the other.

Alfarería Doña Rosa

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Keep an eye out for the Alfarería Doña Rosa, a workshop named for the woman who invented the technique for giving the pottery its distinctive...

Arquitos de Xochimilco

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

These stone arches were part of the 18th-century aqueducts that carried water into the city. Through many of the arches you'll find twisting...

Bahía Chahué

  • Beach–Sight

Although several hotels, shops, and restaurants (serving mostly lunch and dinner) are near the main road, Boulevard Benito Juárez, the...

Bahía Santa Cruz

  • Beach–Sight

The aquamarine, calm waters of this bay are a nice spot for swimming, although the area can be busy with tourists, vendors, and touts...

Bahía Tangolunda

  • Beach–Sight

One of the largest and most impressive bays in the Huatulco area, Tangolunda is also the most developed, with a string of luxury hotels,...

Barra de Navidad Colotepec

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Just 15 minutes east of Puerto Escondido, the Colotepec River meets the Pacific in a mighty estuary that ebbs and flows with the tides.

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This baroque basilica houses the statue of the Virgin of Solitude, Oaxaca's patron saint. According to legend, a mule that had mysteriously...

Catedral Metropolitana de Oaxaca

  • Historic District/Site

Begun in 1544, the cathedral was destroyed by earthquakes and fire and not finished until 1733. It honors the Virgin of the Assumption,...

Centro Academico y Cultural San Pablo

  • Museum/Gallery

The Ex-Convento San Pablo has been turned from dereliction into a stunning new cultural and academic center for the city of Oaxaca. Visitors...

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