Estado de Oaxaca Off The Beaten Path

  • Tree of Tule
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  • Tree of Tule
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  • Tree of Tule
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Estado de Oaxaca Off The Beaten Path

  • Hierve el Agua

    Oaxaca de Juárez Off The Beaten Path

    Hierve el Aqua is a natural sight to see and visit. The scenery is breathtaking to say the least. Surrounded by mountains and valley. The main attraction is the waterfalls, which is not really a waterfall but calcified waterfall, nevertheless from the distance it looks real. At the site there are collections of natural pools and springs water. You...

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  • Mitla

    Oaxaca de Juárez Off The Beaten Path

    Mictlan or it is known Mitla in Spanish is located outside Oaxaca. It is important archeological site of Zapotec culture. The Spanish destroyed Mitla and used it to built Catholic Church of San Pedro, which is standing next to Mitla ruins.

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  • Tree of Tule

    Oaxaca de Juárez Off The Beaten Path

    Arbol Del Tule nickname tree of life is one of the oldest Cypress trees in the world approximately 1200 to 3000 years old but according to the based on growth rates is 1,433-1,600 years (Wiki). If it can talk what great story can it tell? What amazing tree it has survived all these time. It is beautiful to look at and to me it doesn’t look old....

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  • Monte Alban

    Oaxaca de Juárez Off The Beaten Path

    We visited Monte Alban Zapotec ancient ruins, what a fantastic ancient ruins it was. Located above the city of Oaxaca. It is approximately 9km from Oaxaca city. This area was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010.

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  • Yagul

    Oaxaca de Juárez Off The Beaten Path

    Getting to Yagul without a tour can take some time, patience, and some walking. The bus the plies the road between Oaxaca City and Mitla and onwards passes within 1.5 kilometers from the archeological sight. The walk uphill is not that bad, but it can be dangerous due to the dreaded heat. Take some water with you!

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  • Cuilapan

    Oaxaca de Juárez Off The Beaten Path

    Dusty little one-stop town about 12 kms southwest of Oaxaca. Only reason to come here is to see the magnificent Ex-Convento de Santaio de Apostol, a beautiful historic Dominican monastery. Begun in approx 1555, work stopped in 1560 and never continued! Beyond it is a church, with wonderful 16th & 17th century murals in the cloisters. It's an...

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  • Zócalo&Streets

    Oaxaca de Juárez Off The Beaten Path

    In the zocalo it is quite common to be approached by young men, these are the "zocalo boys". They will usually approach a tourist and begin to strike up a conversation. It could even be as simple as "do you speak english?". This allows them to begin to talk and eventually gain the person's trust. This is the way that these people prey on tourists,...

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  • SACRED RUINS of MITLA

    I notice that sometimes in VT, the area of MITLA is written about as a separate place from Oaxaca, which it is, being about 25 miles outside the city, but for many people, it is seen as a day-trip; and coming back is a good time to visit the rug makers as mentioned under 'Things To Do'.Also, the areas here have been noted on some page as 6-10...

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  • San Jose Del Pacifico

    This is perhaps the most amazing place you will have visited in your life if you get the chance. Very few visitors know of this place so it remains untouched for the most part. Located in the high mountains of Sierra Sur, you can experience the simple yet spectacular life of the mountains. The mountain mist is something incredible to experience...

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  • the lovely pacific beaches...

    I stayed at this lovely, remote little beach on the coast of Estado de Oaxaca...named Mazunte. I was told that this place fills up after Christmas...but since we were there before December 15th, it was calm and peaceful. It is a fabulous place to watch the sun rise AND set.When we arrived, there was a full moon and people twirling fire...It is...

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  • why spend winter in the cold rain and...

    Beautiful Mazunte! My friend Brandon and I spent most of our time here, throwing frisbees and talking with locals and people from around the world. At night the palapas had candles on all the tables and we would order fresh papaya or melon juices and eat fresh fish....truly a paradise....This is a view from above...we didn't stay up at this...

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  • meanderings

    entered a church in a remote village, painted a brilliant cobalt blue, against a blue sky almost as brilliant, church was deserted except for this lone corpse.God rest his/her soul.

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  • explore

    Went to a very small town on market day, unfortunately I can't recall the name, but there are many such villages around. In the city of Oaxaca there is a free English newspaper which lists the market days of the various locales.

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