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Best of Oaxaca Guide

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Oaxaca
Easygoing and vibrant, Oaxaca offers the best of southern Mexican charm, pairing lively festivals and entertainment with fantastic cuisine and unique cultural attractions. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Oaxaca is home to the spectacular Macedonio Alcala Theater and a short drive from the inspiring rock formations at Hierve el Aqua.

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Instituto Amigos del Sol
Instituto Amigos del Sol
Owner description: Amigos del Sol welcomes you to Oaxaca! we teach Spanish to travelers and people from all the world interested in learning more about the Spanish Language and Oaxaca. We will be... more Owner description: Amigos del Sol welcomes you to Oaxaca! we teach Spanish to travelers and people from all the world interested in learning more about the Spanish Language and Oaxaca. We will be very happy to have you with us!! less
Attraction type: Colleges & universities
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Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
Attraction type: Religious sites
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Fundacion En Via
Fundacion En Via
Owner description: En Via is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty around Oaxaca, and to educate travelers about the power of microfinance by connecting them with local... more Owner description: En Via is a non-profit microfinance organization working to fight poverty around Oaxaca, and to educate travelers about the power of microfinance by connecting them with local women either through visits to their towns, or through our volunteer program teaching free English classes to women and children. On the visits, travelers meet women who are applying for micro-loans to start or expand their small businesses, from making tortillas to weaving beautiful rugs, to selling flowers in the local market. Participants hear about the women's lives and projects, and what they plan to do with their loans. At the end of the day, 100% of the fee is then used to give interest-free micro-loans to the women we visited. less
Attraction type: Colleges & universities; Sightseeing Tours
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Monte Alban
Monte Alban
The ruins of this ancient Zapotec capital make up one of the most important archaeological sites in all of Latin America.
Attraction type: Ancient ruins; Architectural buildings; Religious sites; Historic sites; History museums; Landmarks & points of interest
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Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca
Attraction type: Art museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

A.M. Siempre Cafe
A.M. Siempre Cafe
Ranked #1 of 274 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Boulenc
Boulenc
Ranked #2 of 274 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price: $1 - $7
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
El Quinque
El Quinque
Ranked #3 of 274 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Catedral, Restaurante & Bar
Catedral, Restaurante & Bar
Ranked #4 of 274 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Mexita
Mexita
Ranked #5 of 274 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price: $13 - $27
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Casa Angel Youth Hostel
Casa Angel Youth Hostel
$15 - $26 (MXN 225 - 389)
Ranked #2 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
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Hostal de Las Americas
Hostal de Las Americas
$23 - $36
Ranked #4 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
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Azul Cielo Hostel
Azul Cielo Hostel
$19 - $28 (MXN 284 - 419)
Ranked #5 of 88 Specialty Lodging in Oaxaca
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Las Mariposas
Hotel Las Mariposas
$46 - $53 (MXN 688 - 793)
Ranked #6 of 110 Hotels in Oaxaca
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Hotel Azucenas
Hotel Azucenas
$50
Ranked #10 of 110 Hotels in Oaxaca
Las Golondrinas
Las Golondrinas
$30 - $45
Ranked #18 of 110 Hotels in Oaxaca

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Palacio Borghese
4.5 of 5
Hotel Palacio Borghese
$171 - $227
Ranked #3 of 110 Hotels in Oaxaca
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Casa Bonita
4.0 of 5
Casa Bonita
$115 - $195
Ranked #5 of 110 Hotels in Oaxaca
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Hacienda Los Laureles-Spa
4.0 of 5
Hacienda Los Laureles-Spa
$218 - $292
Ranked #35 of 110 Hotels in Oaxaca
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