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Ornate decoration of Santo Domingo church

Santo Domingo Church and Cultural Center in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is well known for its gastronomy, archaeological sites, fiestas, and handicrafts, but many visitors are surprised by Oaxaca’s impressive colonial architecture. Oaxaca’s cathedral, La Soledad church, and the Santo Domingo church and former convent are all excellent examples of Oaxacan religious architecture from the colonial period, but Santo Domingo is the most outstanding. Considered […]

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Huatulco National Park, Oaxaca

Enjoying Mexico’s Natural Areas

Mexico is among the world’s top five most biodiverse countries. This phenomenal biodiversity is due to Mexico’s highly varied topography and its geographic situation — it’s located where the Nearctic and Neotropical ecozones meet, so it has species which are endemic to both zones. Accordingly, there is also a huge array of ecosystems in Mexico. […]

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Suggested Itineraries

Here are some ideas for day trips within the Oaxaca valley: Eastern valley route Tule tree A huge Montezuma cypress, over 2000 years old. Locals claim it’s the thickest and oldest tree in the world. Tlacochahuaya church 16th Century Dominican church with original paintings and altarpieces, the only one showing completely native work. Teotitlan del […]

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Our Clients Say…

“We had a memorable stay in Oaxaca largely due to the work of Benito and Suzanne planning a two-day trip to the villages and sites around the valley of Oaxaca (Monte Alban, El Tule, Mitla, Teotitian, Etla, among others). They arranged our tour based on our particular interests and the days that village markets took […]

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Guelaguetza: Celebrating Oaxacan Culture

Living in Oaxaca I have had the opportunity to witness many of Oaxaca’s cultural expressions and the Guelaguetza is one of the liveliest and most joyful of them. The Guelaguetza is a festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca in the month of July, but the meaning of “Guelaguetza” goes far beyond the actual festival. The […]

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Blue Bunting

Huatulco: Green Destination

Huatulco has been one of my favorite beach destinations since my first visit in 1997. Since then, several of the large resorts have changed name and ownership, there are new paved roads, hotels, shops, and tourist amenities, but the area maintains a laid-back feel, the beaches are as clean and beautiful as before, and the […]

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The Weather in Oaxaca

Oaxaca City enjoys a mild climate year-round. The hottest months are April and May. Rainy season is from June to September. Throughout the year you can expect it to be quite warm or hot during the day, and it may get chilly at night, so bring a light jacket or sweater. From November to January […]

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Oaxaca City

About Oaxaca

Oaxaca is one of the most interesting and beautiful locations in Mexico. Although economically one of the poorest states in the Mexican Republic, it has great wealth in other respects. Home to 16 ethnic groups, Oaxaca has a rich and vibrant cultural tradition. It offers an abundance of attractions to visitors. From its fascinating history […]

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Map of the Valley of Oaxaca

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