Among the safest states in Mexico.
Wrapped in tradition, culture, and nature, Oaxaca is a state worthy of being a must-see in Mexico.
It borders the states of Puebla, Veracruz, Chiapas, and Guerrero and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the south, which is why it has a climate that varies drastically depending on the area. Being one of the most mountainous states in the country, this is usually the coldest portion of the region; while arriving at the coastal area, you can appreciate a warm climate more conducive to bathing on its beaches and enjoying surfing.
Such as the spectacular bays of Huatulco, Mazunte, and the perhaps not so well-known Puerto Escondido. This picturesque corner of the Mexican Pacific is known as the Emerald Coast for the tones of its crystalline waters, in beautiful contrast to its beaches of fine white sand.
Hierve el Agua, very close to San Lorenzo Albarradas, reflects that sumptuousness with which Oaxaca can boast of its landscape. The petrified waterfalls were formed millions of years ago from carbonated waters that emanate from the ground at the top of the summit. The same Zapotec populations considered this place as a sacred space, where they even developed an irrigation system. Its sulfurous pools become not exactly improvised panoramic pools, whose warm waters "spill" over the waterfall, offering a dazzling view.
Its natural wonders are inexhaustible, from the underground lagoon of Apoala, or the Gruta de San Sebastián to the lagoons of Chacahua and Manialtepec, or the legendary tree of two millennia in Santa María del Tule.
In addition, the state of Oaxaca is among the safest in Mexico, an additional positive factor to fully enjoy this region that has spectacular archaeological sites, such as Monte Albán, Lambityeco, Mitla, Dainzú, Yagul, and Zaachila.
Its capital, Oaxaca de Juárez, a World Heritage City, is called the Verde Antequera for its beautiful colonial-style green quarry buildings. It is an ideal destination to delve into the culture of the country and learn about the most diverse traditions due to its ethnic diversity. It has exceptional gastronomy that has earned the recognition of being the culinary capital of Mexico. Dishes such as black mole, jerky, huge tortillas with crushed beans, cheese and salsa, and tlayudas will dazzle the visitor with their freshest and richest flavors, unmissable if accompanied by a traditional drink made with mezcal.
The Magical Towns of Capulálpam de Méndez, Huautla de Jiménez, Mazunte, Mitla, and Teposcolula are only the welcome mat to a state with corners that force us to extend the trip more than we thought. In these places, every day is a party, literally, since you can travel from one to the other and always find a different holiday taking place. Being one of the most important traditions the Guelaguetza, or also called Fiesta de los Lunes del Cerro (its most important festival and based on the concept of offering).
As in the rest of the republic, the Day of the Dead in November stands out for being a celebration of color, feeling, and memory of the deceased, being the town of Tuxtepec an ideal place to see its peculiar sawdust rugs that decorate the streets.