From tropical Pacific coast to towering sierra, Oaxaca's geography is as varied as its Indigenous peoples. The state of Oaxaca is in southern Mexico and the capital city, Oaxaca is a two-hour flight from Houston, Texas or a six-hour bus ride from Mexico City.

Oaxaca City is nestled in a valley a mile above sea level with a temperate climate and surrounded by indigenous cultures. This colonial city, rich in color, cuisine, and culture has been inhabited by humans for more than one thousand years, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Oaxaca City combines modern amenities with ancient cultures and gorgeous scenery. 

Don't miss experiencing the Monte Albán ruins, the Zócalo (central square), the cathedral and museum at Santo Domingo Plaza, the Mitla ruins, the markets, the Indigenous culture, art, and crafts.


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