Oaxaca HolidaysMexico
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

£741 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

October

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - October 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.

Reviews of Oaxaca

05/01/2019

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
09/07/2016

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

Matthias Hagemann
Matthias HagemannStuttgart
19/08/2014

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

Ashlee Christian
Ashlee ChristianBrooklyn
07/07/2014

I fell immediately, head-over-heels in love with Oaxaca. With so many things to love it is hard to pinpoint just a few. One of the most unique things about this region though, is the cuisine. Do not be shy to eat here. Eat whatever, whenever, wherever. Especially at the main market in the magical corridor of grilled meats (follow your nose). The zocalo and Monte Alban are of course must-sees. I would highly recommend one of those walks about where you deliberately try and get yourself lost, you will find something lovely and exciting without fail.

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