Holidays to Oaxaca

The eponymous capital of the state of Oaxaca, the utterly charming city seems to have it all: colonial buildings, a glorious culinary tradition, indigenous cultural festivals, sidewalk cafes fronting an active zócalo, nearby Mayan ruins and handicraft shopping par excellence. The secret is out and Oaxaca can be quite crowded …

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How to get to Oaxaca

Here's what you need to know about getting to Oaxaca. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Oaxaca takes 13 hours.

When to go to Oaxaca

Typical Holiday Price

£906 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Oaxaca varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - April is the cheapest month to go to Oaxaca.

Where to stay in Oaxaca

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Oaxaca, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Oaxaca

Jami Dwyer | FlickrMonte Alban
Monte Alban
Gennie Francis | Trip by SkyscannerHierve el Agua
Hierve el Agua
* CliNKer * | FlickrZócalo
Liz Vargas | Trip by SkyscannerChurch of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
fer tapia | FlickrÁrbol del Tule
Árbol del Tule
Sue King | Trip by SkyscannerJardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca
Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca
Gregory | Trip by SkyscannerMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca
loppear | FlickrMuseo Textil de Oaxaca
Museo Textil de Oaxaca | FlickrMitla
Pippa Vague | Trip by SkyscannerLagunas de Chacahua National Park
Lagunas de Chacahua National Park

Reviews of Oaxaca

CathieB Flores
CathieB Flores

Can’t wait to go back. The best food, misic, shopping and classes (wool dying, cooking, and fiber arts! We came for El Dia de Los Muertos and stayed for everything else.

Kaila Hunter
Kaila Hunter

If you like art, food, and history, or just a lovely, relaxing, beautiful experience, you will LOVE Oaxaca City.

Yogic Traveler ❀
Yogic Traveler ❀Puerto Vallarta

A popular colonial city to visit in Mexico, I loved this region and the city was very nice to visit.

Matthias Hagemann
Matthias HagemannStuttgart

friendy city surrounded by mountains, colorfull market with good meals for resonable prices at the daytime

Nearby destinations

Puerto Escondido