Oaxaca

 

Oaxaca is a city and state in southern Mexico.

The city (formally Oaxaca de Juárez) has a historic center that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a good base for exploring the region.

The surrounding area includes another World Heritage Site, Monte Alban, built centuries ago by the Zapotec people (also known as “rock people”) atop some of the highest mountains in the area. In addition to its huge plaza, there are northern and southern platforms with great views of the countryside.

Oaxaca is also known for its scenic beauty and high levels of biodiversity.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Hotel Los Ciruelos

Hotel Los Ciruelos is set in Oaxaca City, 2 km from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez and 7 km from Monte Alban. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$56

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Xtaabe

Set in the Oaxaca Historic Centre district in Oaxaca City, 700 metres from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez, Xtaabe boasts a terrace and views of the garden. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Each room has a private bathroom. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$37

 
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A Nice Apartment. Welcome!

Located 1.1 km from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez and 5 km from Monte Alban, A Nice Apartment. Welcome! offers pet-friendly accommodation in Oaxaca City. Guests benefit from terrace. Average score from 282 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$45

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Life Hotel

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Life Hotel offers accommodation in Oaxaca City, 3.4 km from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez. Private parking is available on site. All rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

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Casa Hotel Carmen Oaxaca

Casa Hotel Carmen Oaxaca is located in Oaxaca City, 900 metres from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez and 6 km from Monte Alban. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Rooms include a private bathroom. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$178

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
A Nice Apartment. Welcome!

A Nice Apartment. Welcome!

Located 1.1 km from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez and 5 km from Monte Alban, A Nice Apartment. Welcome! offers pet-friendly accommodation in Oaxaca City. Guests benefit from terrace. Average score from 282 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$45

$459.2
XTILU Hotel - Adults only -

XTILU Hotel - Adults only -

This colorful, Mexican-style hotel is located less than 400 metres from Oaxaca’s Zocalo plaza and features free breakfast, an on-site bar and dry cleaning services. Average score from 78 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$52

 
$529.1
Las Mariposas Eco-Hotel & Studios

Las Mariposas Eco-Hotel & Studios

Located only a 5-minute walk from Oaxaca City’s Zocalo plaza, the centrally located Las Mariposas Eco-Hotel & Studios offers guests free WiFi, drinking water and local calls. Average score from 161 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$36

 
$368.9
Hotel Florida Oaxaca

Hotel Florida Oaxaca

Hotel Florida Oaxaca is located 8 minutes’ walk from the handcraft market and 500 metres from Oaxaca Zócalo Square. It features free Wi-Fi, room service, a large terrace and cyber café. The rooms offer basic décor, ceiling fan, desk and cable TV. Average score from 195 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$33

 
$338.7
Suites Xadani

Suites Xadani

Located in a residential district, 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Oaxaca, Suites Xadani offers bright rooms with terraces. It features an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$48 - $89

$488.7
Hotel Las Cúpulas

Hotel Las Cúpulas

This boutique hotel is set in a residential area of Oaxaca, 15 minutes’ drive from the centre. It offers a garden and terrace with scenic views of the San Felipe Mountains. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$35 - $63

 
$358.6
Xtaabe

Xtaabe

Set in the Oaxaca Historic Centre district in Oaxaca City, 700 metres from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez, Xtaabe boasts a terrace and views of the garden. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Each room has a private bathroom. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$37

 
$378.6
City Express Oaxaca

City Express Oaxaca

City Express Oaxaca is located 850 metres from Santo Domingo Cultural Centre and 2 km from Oaxaca Zocalo Square. It features free Wi-Fi in all areas, a business centre and a gym. The property offers free private parking, subject to availability. Average score from 194 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$37

 
$378.6
Hotel Angel Inn

Hotel Angel Inn

Set 10 minutes’ drive from the centre of Oaxaca, Hotel Angel Inn features an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant. Set in a colourful building surrounded by gardens, it offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 61 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$38 - $89

 
$388.1
Hacienda La Noria

Hacienda La Noria

Located in central Oaxaca, Hacienda La Noria offers its guests outdoor swimming pool, non-smoking facilities with smoking designated areas, on-site restaurant, and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 81 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$38 - $67

 
$388.0
Hotel Huayapam Yuu Spa

Hotel Huayapam Yuu Spa

Offering an outdoor pool, a Mexican restaurant and a spa, Hotel Huayapam Yuu Spa is a 15-minute drive from the historic centre of Oaxaca. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and wonderful mountain views. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$40

 
$408.0
Hotel La Casona del Llano

Hotel La Casona del Llano

Hotel La Casona del Llano is located in central Oaxaca city. It has free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, terrace and concierge service. The rooms in the hotel are air conditioned, have cable TV and feature garden views. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$40 - $98

 
$408.0
Hotel Victoria Oaxaca

Hotel Victoria Oaxaca

Surrounded by 70,000 square meters of tropical gardens, Hotel Victoria features panoramic views of Oaxaca Valley and is set at the foot of Cerro el Fortín. Average score from 266 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$46 - $214

 
$468.0
Hotel La Casa de Adobe

Hotel La Casa de Adobe

This colonial-style hotel offers attractive suites with balconies and free Wi-Fi. Set in San Felipe, Hotel La Casa de Adobe features an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant. Average score from 24 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$51 - $121

 
$518.0
Hotel Monte Alban - Solo Adultos

Hotel Monte Alban - Solo Adultos

Hotel Monte Alban is located right in the historic centre of Oaxaca, 100 metres away from the Cathedral. It features a colonial-style courtyard with glazed ceiling, archways and a restaurant. Average score from 66 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$36 - $54

 
$367.7
Hotel Cantera Real

Hotel Cantera Real

Located in the historic and cultural centre of Oaxaca, Hotel Cantera Real is only 500 metres from Santo Domingo de Guzmán Temple. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$41 - $66

 
$417.7
Hotel Los Olivos Spa

Hotel Los Olivos Spa

Set in large, tropical gardens on the outskirts of Oaxaca, Hotel Los Olivos offers a large outdoor pool and a spa. The quiet, simple rooms have cable TV, private bathrooms and cooling fans. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$39 - $61

 
$397.6

Highlights:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Much of the pleasure of a Oaxaca trip comes from simply strolling the downtown streets, sitting in a sidewalk cafe on the Zocalo, and soaking up the atmosphere. Landmarks include a number of churches, and several museums.
Combination
Archeological Sites
1. Monte Alban. The largest and most important set of ruins.

2. Mitla. Famous for its pre-Columbian Mesoamerican buildings.

3. Yagul. More bucolic and much less filled with tourists.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Lowland Mountains
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking

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