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Two beautiful places in Oaxaca

Explore the vast diversity of the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico.

by sunshine enthusiastAbout Me:enthusiastic traveler passionate about discovering the whole world read more

North AmericaMexico9 days / July 2022

Highs & Lows

Its beautiful sunny weather, paired with stunning views and amazing food.

This state is huuuuge, so be prepared for long bus rides.

Itinerary Overview

During our travels through Central America we spent almost three months in Mexico. Despite its popularity, the touristic area of Yucatan (Cancun, Tulum etc) has not been our favorite, instead we were so surprised by the amazing spots just on the other side in southern Mexico. Everything seemed more authentic, less crowded and a nice side effect were significantly lower prices than in Yucatan area.

Amongst these spot, we visited two of our Highlights throughout our travels in the state of Oaxaca.

The area is known for its many indigenous communities which give a super special flair to the area. Almost anywhere you will see indigenous people in their colorful traditional dresses which are honestly pieces of art.

Apart from that, Oaxaca covers one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Mexico, as well as our favorite Mexican City, named just as the state itself, Oaxaca de Juárez.

On top, as if that were not enough, Oaxaca is one of the most biologically diverse states of Mexico.

  • 4 Nights: Mazunte
  • 5 Nights: Oaxaca

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    Santa Hierba Jalatlaco Hierba Dulce La Colmena

  • Packing tips?

    go with soft pieces of clothes

  • Transportation Tips?

    The ride from Mazunte to Oaxaca takes around 9 hours, so consider taking a nightbus to save time during your days.

  • Booking details?

    Check Airbnb for very nice accommodations especially in Oaxaca