Isthmus of Tehuantepec attractions

Plaza in Juchitán

Jardín Juárez

Jardín Juárez is the city's always interesting central square. In the busy market on its east side you’ll find locally made hammocks, isthmus women’s costumes, and maybe iguana on the comedor menus. The splendid 19t…
Archaeological Site in Tehuantepec


This panoramic old hillside Zapotec stronghold was where King Cosijoeza fought off the Aztecs in 1496. It's 7km north of Hwy 190, from a turnoff just past Puente Las Tejas bridge 11km west of Tehuantepec. The last 2…
Historic Building in Tehuantepec

Ex Convento Rey Cosijopí

This former Dominican monastery, built in the 16th century, houses Tehuantepec’s Casa de la Cultura, where arts and crafts workshops and activities are held, though it was temporarily closed after the September 2017…
Arts Center in Juchitán

Lidxi Guendabiaani'

The fate of this old colonial house and the 16th-century San Vicente Ferrer church beside it were literally hanging in the balance at last visit. The church lost one tower in the September 2017 earthquake with the o…
Market in Tehuantepec


Tehuantepec’s dim indoor market is open daily on the west side of the plaza, and spills out into surrounding streets.