World-class cuisine and crafts in Mexico’s most diverse state
Nestled in the mountains of southwest Mexico, Oaxaca's rocky landscape and crystalline skies create vistas and landscapes that are found nowhere else in the world. Its blend of tropical forests and temperate zones make it one of the most biologically diverse states in Mexico. Oaxaca also offers rich cultural experiences and an opportunity to find unique handicrafts and weavings, as well as enriching visits to local ruins and historic churches.
The state's capital and largest city, Oaxaca is both laid-back and cosmopolitan, with its narrow streets lined with colonial buildings. There’s vibrant nightlife, an abundance of restaurants and innumerable markets. Some claim the state produces the best handicrafts in the country, with unique creations and an astounding range of jewellery shops for you to browse.
The wider Oaxaca region is a world-class producer of coffee, and fincas throughout the surrounding hillsides generate some of the finest beans in Latin America for you to sample. We think Oaxaca's central valleys are a must-see any time of year. Our guides will show you a plethora of small villages, pre-Columbian ruins and even the world’s oldest organism, a 2,000-year-old Montezuma cypress tree.