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 19

Puerto Escondido 14

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Dainzú 1

Mitla 4

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

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Puerto Angel 3

Mixteca 3

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Iglesia de Santo Domingo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

With a 17th-century facade framed by two domed bell towers and an interior that's an energetic profusion of white and real gold leaf...

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...

Mitla

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Mitla, 46 km (27 miles) southeast of Oaxaca, expanded and grew in influence as Monte Albán declined. Like its predecessor, Mitla is...

Monte Albán

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The massive temples of Monte Albán, perched atop a mesa, make this one of the country's most spectacular archaeological sites. This...

Museo de las Culturas

  • Museum/Gallery

This gorgeous museum is laid out in a series of galleries around the cloister of the labyrinthine Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo. On the...

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 San Agustinillo

  • Beach–Sight

This divine stretch of sand between Zipolite and Playa Mazunte is fringed by elegant coconut palms. It's somewhat safe for swimming,...

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...

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