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


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


Cuilapam 1

Ocotlán 2

San Bartolo Coyotepec 1

Zaachila 1

Mixteca 3

Puerto Angel 2

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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.

La Punta

  • Beach–Sight

Rustic beach bungalows, tattooed hipsters, and Aussie surfers toting custom surfboards create a laid-back vibe at La Punta, a hip, golden...

Laguna de Manialtepec

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

One of the most leisurely day trips from Puerto Escondido is a journey to this tranquil lagoon surrounded by mangroves and lush wetlands...

Parque Nacional Laguna Chacahua

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

About 74 km (46 miles) west of Puerto Escondido is Chacahua Lake National Park. You can tour the lagoon in a small motor launch, watching...

Playa Agua Blanca

  • Beach–Sight

Playa Agua Blanca is about 30 minutes east of Puerto Escondido, at Km 172 of the road towards Mazunte. You'll see a sign for Agua Blanca...

Playa Bacocho

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High red cliffs serve as the backdrop for this long, secluded beach west of town. The beach is situated at the bottom of a steep hill...

Playa Carrizalillo

  • Beach–Sight

In a region full of beautiful beaches, Playa Carrizalillo can still take your breath away. The high cliffs that surround it ensure that...

Playa Manzanillo

  • Beach–Sight

Of Puerto Escondido's seven beaches, Playa Manzanillo, which rings Puerto Angelito, is one of the safest for swimming. It's also one...

Playa Marinero

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This beach abuts Playa Principal; the only thing separating the two is the sometimes malodorous freshwater Laguna de Agua Dulce created...

Playa Principal

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Although it's not the cleanest beach in town, Playa Principal is popular with Mexican families, who flock to this strip of medium-coarse...