Oaxaca

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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
Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca

Casa Oaxaca is a Colonial manor converted into a boutique hotel, 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Oaxaca. It features an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace with panoramic views. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$174 - $387

 
$1749.7
Hotel La Casona de Tita

Hotel La Casona de Tita

La Casona de Tita is located 5 minutes’ walk from the Santo Domingo Cultural Centre and from the Culturas de Oaxaca Museum. It features a furnished terrace, modern style architecture and art work exhibitions. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$158

 
$1589.6
Casa Catrina

Casa Catrina

Casa Catrina is centrally located in Oaxaca City and 7 minutes’ walk from Rufino Tamayo Museum and 2 minutes’ drive from the main square. It features massage service, Temazcal and a patio. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$82 - $183

$829.5
La Betulia Bed and Breakfast

La Betulia Bed and Breakfast

Located just 10 minutes' walk from Oaxaca’s beautiful historic centre, La Betulia Bed and Breakfast features free Wi-Fi and modern, bright décor. The property also features a relaxing furnished terrace. Average score from 181 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$75

 
$759.4
Holiday Inn Express Oaxaca - Centro Historico

Holiday Inn Express Oaxaca - Centro Historico

Set in Oaxaca’s old town, Holiday Inn Express Oaxaca - Centro Historico is 50 metres from El Llano Park and 1 km from Zócalo Square. It features an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 77 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$60 - $163

 
$609.3
El Callejón Hotel Boutique

El Callejón Hotel Boutique

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, El Callejón Hotel Boutique offers accommodation in Oaxaca City, 1.2 km from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez. Free private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$116

 
$1169.3
Casa Hotel Carmen Oaxaca

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

$1789.3
Hotel Parador de Alcalá

Hotel Parador de Alcalá

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Hotel Parador de Alcalá is located in Oaxaca de Juárez, 2 minutes’ walk from Contemporary Art Museum and from Santo Domingo Church. The rooms here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Average score from 387 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$56

 
$569.2
El Diablo y la Sandia

El Diablo y la Sandia

The charming El Diablo y la Sandia is situated in a colonial house in downtown Oaxaca. The guest house offers free Wi-Fi access. The guest rooms have colourful pillows and blankets, and are individually decorated with traditional Mexican pieces. Average score from 45 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$70 - $85

 
$708.9
Marhialja Suites

Marhialja Suites

Marhialja Suites is located just 250 metres from Oaxaca Cathedral and the Zocalo Square, in the historic centre of Oaxaca. It offers charming rooms with free Wi-Fi and a spa bath. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$74

 
$748.9
Casa Bonita Hotel Boutique & Spa

Casa Bonita Hotel Boutique & Spa

This stylish hotel is located 10 minutes’ drive from Oaxaca city centre and Santo Domingo Temple. It offers a swimming pool and an on-site night club and karaoke bar. The rooms at Hotel Casa Bonita are spacious and have traditional décor. Average score from 51 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$129 - $104

 
$1298.8
Los Pilares Hotel

Los Pilares Hotel

Los Pilares Hotel is located in a charming colonial-style Oaxacan house with a small outdoor pool, a hot tub and free onsite parking. Oaxaca Bus Station is 450 metres away. Average score from 112 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$73 - $100

 
$738.7
Suites Bello Xochimilco

Suites Bello Xochimilco

This Oaxaca hotel is minutes from the city center and within easy access of the historic districts. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi and Mexican styled suites with a private balcony. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$56 - $92

 
$568.6
Hotel Villa Oaxaca

Hotel Villa Oaxaca

Offering an extensive garden, sun terrace and a seasonal swimming pool, Hotel Villa Oaxaca is located 5 km from Oaxaca's historic centre and 10 minutes’ drive from the Rufino Tamayo Museum. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$74 - $89

 
$748.6
Hotel De La Parra

Hotel De La Parra

Hotel De La Parra is one block from the main Zocalo in Oaxaca. It features an outdoor pool and all rooms and suites have flat-screen cable TVs and a minibar. Select rooms at De La Parra include a safety deposit box and a luxurious private hot tub. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$94 - $1010

 
$948.5
Casa los Cantaros Hotel Boutique

Casa los Cantaros Hotel Boutique

Casa de los Cantaros Hotel Boutique is 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Oaxaca. It features 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Air-conditioned rooms feature hand-painted décor. Each room and suite has cable TV, desk and coffee maker. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$56 - $96

$568.4
Hotel Casa las Mercedes

Hotel Casa las Mercedes

Free Wi-Fi, free private parking and modern rooms with an iPod dock and flat-screen TV are offered at Casa de las Mercedes. Oaxaca’s central Zocalo Square is just 700 metres away. Average score from 19 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$70 - $132

 
$708.4

Highlighted Interests:

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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.
Other Interests:
Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Lowland Mountains
Tropical Forests
Hiking and Trekking

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