The city of Oaxaca, also known as "La Verde Antequera," is a fascinating destination that preserves ancient traditions, rich in culture, colonial architecture, crafts and gastronomy, it is recognized and increasingly appreciated by thousands of tourists.
The historical heritage has been visible since ancient times, much of its history was dominated by the Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations, meeting of countless cultures. The archaeological sites of Mitla and Monte Albán, declared by UNESCO "Cultural Heritage of Humanity", for being a masterpiece of human creative genius, legacy of cultural values and traditions and its architectural construction of that time.
The city of Oaxaca is one of the greatest treasures of México with wide variety of activities and tourist attractions, adventure, religious tourism, festivals, traditions, culture and its friendly and hospitable people.
Attractions & Tours
Oaxaca City offers a great variety of attractions, places of interest and contrasts such as the Historical Center of Oaxaca with its main park and its large laurel trees, the tourist tram, archaeological sites of Mitla and Monte Albán.
At the green agave fields you can taste the best mezcal, the Tule tree in the village of Santa Maria, el Tule, Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, the Public library, the house of Cortés (Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca), the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, the textile museum, the palace museum, the Historical Archive of the State of Oaxaca where everyone can access to the archives, it is a historical heritage of national relevance, the Guelaguetza festivities in July, is one of the most important activities in Oaxaca and México.
Oaxaca International Airport also called Xoxocotlán International Airport located 12 km from the city of Oaxaca. With direct flights from nine airlines and 12 different destinations, three of which are interns and connect Oaxaca with the City of Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston. In addition, via México City there are more national airlines to and from several of the most important cities in México.
With hotels of 5 to 1 star, the city of Oaxaca has the offer of 5 thousand 993 rooms in these categories. Although the 4- and 3-star hotels predominate, it has 1 well-known 5-star hotel.
Oaxaca has 4 dishes considered Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity; "its 7 moles, the chapulines, the tlayudas and the soup of guias". In addition, Oaxaca’s classic drinks come entirely from pre-Hispanic America, and are its famous mezcal, pozonque, chilacayota water, tejate and hot chocolate. Desserts include chocolate yolk bread, tuna ice cream, fritters and burnt milk.
Oaxaca Cultural and Convention Centre (CCCO). Founded in 2017, it is ideal for conventions, cultural, sporting events and concerts, has two halls, one has a capacity to host up to 2,000 people and the other hall for 500. In addition it has, an outdoor theater to host up to 3,000 people, a theater with capacity to receive up to 400 people, a football field, bathrooms, showers, kitchen, dining room and dressing room.
The Monte Alban Exhibition Hall is another venue with capacity for 3000 people and has enough tourist infrastructure and services, necessary to host large conventions. At Emark DMC ® Oaxaca has several years of experience in the destination carrying out successful events with our particular touch that characterizes us.
The City of Oaxaca offers to enjoy the nightlife without waiting for 10pm, practically the restaurants and businesses of the historic center are open earlier. There are popular places among locals and tourists where you can enjoy a good mezcal or liquor of your choice. There are also places with live music and places to listen to enjoy and dance recorded music.
Customs & Traditions
Throughout the year there are countless festivities that are held with real enthusiasm for the Oaxacans. they are full of mysticism, colorful and joyful, highlight among many others, the Days of the Dead, the night of rabanos, the holy week, the mezcal fair, the annual festival of the city of Oaxaca and of course the famous festival of the Guelaguetza.