Dance in Oaxaca City

Casa de Cantera

A lively mini-Guelaguetza with live music is staged here nightly if at least 20 people reserve by the same afternoon. It's not very conveniently located, about 2km north of the center. Food and drinks are available …
Dance in Oaxaca City

Guelaguetza Show

This 1½-hour show goes ahead if at least 15 people reserve earlier in the day. It's usually with recorded music.
Live Music in Bahías de Huatulco

La Peña

The live Latin bands at this open-to-the-street spot can whip up a good party vibe; the back room has pool tables for quieter moments.
Dance in Oaxaca City

Guelaguetza Show

If you’re not in Oaxaca for the Guelaguetza dance festival itself (July), it’s well worth attending one of the regular imitations. The Quinta Real's highly colorful three-hour event is the best of them.
Live Music in Oaxaca City

La Nueva Babel

There's live music at 9pm or later almost every night at this tightly squeezed little bar – it could be son (folk), blues, trova (troubadour-type folk), jazz, cumbia... The atmosphere varies from buzzing to gravelik…
Live Music in Puerto Escondido

Split Coconut

This beach bar hosts several live-music nights a week from about December to March, featuring talented local and visiting musicians playing rock, blues, jazz, world music and more. The rest of the year there's usual…
Live Music in Puerto Escondido


Hosts different live music nightly, including jazz on Tuesdays, salsa and Latin on Thursdays, and rock and blues Saturday and Monday. The atmosphere varies a lot depending on the night.
Cinema in Puerto Escondido

Cine en la Playa

An excellent program of movies, from recent feature films to art house, classics and documentaries, is shown on the sands of Playa Bacocho in front of Hotel Suites Villasol's beach club. Films are generally in Spani…
Live Music in Bahías de Huatulco

Tipsy Blowfish

There’s often decent live rock at this friendly Texan-run bar, recently relocated to bigger digs, across from the golf course, near the burgeoning bar scene in Tangolunda.
Concert Venue in Oaxaca City

Auditorio Guelaguetza

The July Guelaguetza celebrations take place in this semi-open-air auditorium on the Cerro del Fortín.