Top Choice Museum in Oaxaca City

Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

The Museum of Oaxacan Cultures, housed in the beautiful monastery buildings adjoining the Templo de Santo Domingo, is one of Mexico's best regional museums. The rich displays take you right through the history and c…
Top Choice Beach in Puerto Escondido

Playa Zicatela

Three-kilometer-long Zicatela is Puerto Escondido’s most happening beach, with enticing cafes, restaurants and accommodations, as well as the legendary surfing waves of the Mexican Pipeline. The heart of the action,…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Valles Centrales

Monte Albán

The ancient Zapotec capital Monte Albán stands on a flattened hilltop 400m above the valley floor, just a few kilometers west of Oaxaca. It’s one of the most impressive ancient sites in Mexico, with the most spectac…
Top Choice Plaza in Oaxaca City


Traffic-free, shaded by tall trees and surrounded by elegant portales (arcades), the Zócalo is the perfect place to start soaking up the Oaxaca atmosphere. It bustles with life by day and night, as marimba ensembles…
Top Choice Church in Oaxaca City

Templo de Santo Domingo

Gorgeous Santo Domingo is the most splendid of Oaxaca’s churches, with a finely carved baroque facade and nearly every square centimeter inside decorated in 3D relief with intricate gilt designs swirling around a pr…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Mazunte

Punta Cometa

This rocky cape, jutting out from the west end of Mazunte beach, is the southernmost point in the state of Oaxaca and a fabulous place to be at sunset, with great long-distance views.
Gallery in Oaxaca City

Arte de Oaxaca

This commercial gallery presents a wide range of quality art, and includes a room devoted to Rodolfo Morales’ work.
Gallery in Oaxaca City

Centro Fotográfico Álvarez Bravo

With a taste for provocative social commentary, this contemporary gallery displays quality work by international photographers.
Gallery in Oaxaca City

Galería Quetzalli

A leading serious commercial gallery, handling some of the biggest names, such as Francisco Toledo and Guillermo Olguín. It has a second exhibition space, Bodega Quetzalli, a few blocks away.
Church in Oaxaca City

Iglesia de La Compañía

Finely carved facades adorn the colonial Iglesia de La Compañía.