Suggested activities

Our recommendations

Places to go in Oaxaca and surroundings.


A brief list of activities:

    1. Visit the famous archaeological site at Monte Albán.
    2. Hire a certified tour guide and tour the villages surrounding Oaxaca.
    3. Treat yourself to a revitalizing temazcal treatment.
    4. Arrange a cooking class in Oaxaca cuisine at La Olla restaurant.
    5. Run the “Cerro del Fortin” or through “El llano” park.
    6. Visit Oaxaca’s museums:
      • Museum of Oaxacan Cultures at the Santo Domingo Cultural Center.
      • Modern Art Museum.
      • Photography Museum.
      • Graphics arts institute.
      • Tamayo Museum.
      • Cultural Center of San Pablo.
      • Textile Museum.
      • Stamp Museum.
      • Folk Art Museum at San Bartolo Coyotepec.

    1. Visit archeological sites of Yagúl and Mitla.
    2. See the oldest tree in the Americas at Santa María El Tule.
    3. Visit the art school and paper factory in San Agustín, Etla.
    4. Explore Oaxaca’s churches including the Santo Domingo de Guzmán church.
    5. Hang out at one of many outdoor cafes at the Zócalo and watch the world go by.
    6. Go shopping at one of Oaxaca’s handicraft markets.
    7. Visit the natural springs at Hierve el Agua.
    8. Arrange mountain bike rentals and horseback riding through a local agency.
    9. Join in the celebrations such as:
      • The ‘Festival of Day of the Dead’.
      • Christmas, Noche de los Rábanos, December 23rd.
      • The largest fiesta in Oaxaca – the “Guelaguetza” dance festival in July. And the many events and attractions of Easter week

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  • Teotitlan

    Teotitlán del Valle

  • Centro de las Artes San Agustin

    Art Center San Agustin.- Workshops, exhibitions, cultural events, concerts. Check the schedule on their official website

  • Fiestas de la Guelaguetza

    Guelaguetza Festival

  • Mitla

    Mitla

  • El Kiosko

    El Kiosko

  • Los Mercados

    Los Mercados

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