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There is no better place to visit if you want to know Mexico’s culture than Oaxaca, the city is a melting pot where every period of history is represented from archaeological sites, colonial buildings, to modern era, making it one of the most colorful, beautiful, and one of the most extraordinary medical tourism destinations in the entire world. The low prices, high-quality, and great services that are offered in this location are perfect for extended stays.
Local weather: 17 °C
Oaxaca was home to some of Mexico’s first civilizations, like the Zapotecs, who over 2000 years ago inhabited Oaxaca’s Valley and built the city of Monte Alban an enormous complex of buildings, courtyards, and pyramids; Here you can spend the entire day exploring and even visit the Museum to check out sculptures, jewelry and ceramic figurines left behind by the Zapotecs.

The next era of Oaxaca’s history is perfectly represented on the gorgeous colonial architecture that characterizes much of the city, with the best example being the Church of Santo Domingo, one of the most representative and iconic symbols of Oaxaca, inside you’ll find meticulously detailed murals and sculptures with golden detailing that will take your breath away.

The cobbled streets of Oaxaca are the perfect way of discovering the city, you can start with a stroll at the Historic Center and delight your ears with the music being played by local composers, then make your way to one of the many markets to browse souvenirs, drink a hot cup of authentic Oaxacan coffee, and even have a nice bowl of the world-famous Oaxacan Mole.

Festivals are a really important part of the city and are celebrated all year long, each honors a different aspect of the culture and reflects the energetic spirit of the people of Oaxaca; the most famous is The Guelaguetza, during which the streets are filled with dancers and exhibitions prepared by the talented artists of the city; next on the list is the internationally famous Dia de los Muertos, where families remember their loved ones with ofrendas and the entire city is transformed with light and beautiful altars that commemorate important members of Mexico’s history.
In most restaurants and establishments, you can pay with US dollars or Credit/Debit cards. If you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, our recommendation is to visit a foreign exchange agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.
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*Main tourist attractions points and our suggested places.

Safety tips
The most popular tourist attractions in the city are very safe for walking, but like any other city, it’s suggested that you take some common-sense precautions to improve your experience.
Arriving by air
Your flight will take you to Xoxocotlán Airport (OAX), which receives national and international flights.
Transportation services, like taxi and shuttles, are easily accessible from the airport, but you can also request an Uber. The prices for transport from the airport to most spots in the city range from $10 - $30 USD.
Common flights to Oaxaca. (Approx.)
Ciudad de Mexico 1:10 hrs.
Merida 1:43 hrs.
Dallas 3:00 hrs.
Tijuana 3:55 hrs.
How to move around the city
Our recommendation is to use public transportation or a taxi to move around Oaxaca, as it is very affordable and secure. Cellular reception isn’t as strong in the city, so it might be a little more difficult to drive on your own.
Where to stay?
Oaxaca has many hotels and motels to choose from, with prices ranging from $30 - $80 USD per night.
General information
Oaxaca attractions
Monte Albán
Museo de las Culturas
Templo de Santo Domingo
Mercado Benito Juarez
Places you can drive from Oaxaca (Approx.)
Monte Alban - 7.4 miles
Mitla Ruins - 28.1 miles
Hierve el Agua - 41.6 miles
Puerto Escondido - 160 miles
Playa Zipolite - 278 miles

You can always rent a car or book a tour to visit all of these destinations.
General information
You can visit these websites to find events, concerts and more things to do during your visit.

www.visitmexico.com
www.oaxaca.travel
Centro Historico
Monte Alban
Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman