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Vacationing in Oaxaca, Mexico

International Bellhop Travel Magazine

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Oaxaca de Juarez, also known as simply Oaxaca (pronounced wah-HAH-ka), is the capital of the state of Oaxaca, located in southern Mexico. A colonial city exploding with color and traditional folk culture, Oaxaca is a party for the senses, encompassing ancient history, a strong indigenous presence, Spanish colonial and gothic architecture, colorful streets, a thriving art and craft scene, and culinary delights unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

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The Ruins of Monte Alban

Monte Alban, the former capital city of the Zapotecs, an indigenous tribe, is a popular pre-historic archeological site and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. Visitors can walk through, explore and even climb on the ruins. For nature lovers, the Ethnobotanical Garden at the Temple of Santo Domingo gives a glimpse into the wild biological diversity that characterizes the region.

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El Mercado de la Comida

The cultural richness of Oaxaca makes it a prime destination for…

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