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In Oaxaca, there's no shortage of charming neighbourhoods to stay in, but if you want to be in the heart of the action, the historic centre is the place to be! With its impressive colonial architecture, colourful markets and seriously drool-inducing food, you’ll enjoy an authentic Oaxacan experience. Plus, it's just a hop, skip and jump to many of the city's top attractions, including the famous Santo Domingo church and museum.

Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to explore, because Oaxaca is absolutely a walkable city! From the bustling Zócalo to the colourful streets of the historic centre, you'll find endless opportunities to get your step count up and soak up the sights and sounds of this mesmerising Mexican gem.

With its (mostly) sunny climate, rich cultural heritage and endless attractions, Oaxaca is a great destination any time of year! If you're looking to experience the pure magic of Oaxaca’s Day of the Dead (or Día de los Muertos) festivities, it’s celebrated from October 31 to November 2. If, however, you're seeking cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, aim for winter and spring.

Get ready to fall in love with Oaxaca, because this amazing region has something for everyone! From exploring ancient ruins and markets bursting with flavour and colour to mezcal tastings and Mexican cooking classes, you'll never run out of things to do. With awe-inspiring natural beauty all around, outdoor enthusiasts will find endless opportunities for hiking, biking, and so, so much more.

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If you’re really looking to immerse yourself in Oaxaca’s rich culture, flavourful cuisine, and mesmerising landscapes, five days will barely scratch the surface of this incredible place. If you plan to make the most of the many mezcal tastings, maybe allow another day or two.

Be sure to pack your appetite for adventure, a good pair of walking shoes and a camera! You'll be feasting on amazing food and exploring fascinating cultural sites at every turn.

It depends on what brings you to Oaxaca in the first place. If you’re looking to soak in some rays beachside, Bahias de Huatulco is an excellent spot, while those who are keen to get our and about to appreciate Oaxaca's natural beauty, head to the Sierra Norte mountains where you can hike, bike and swim to your heart's content. Surfers will be all across Puerto Escondido with sets for days, while those looking to really disconnect will love the untouched feel of Mazunte. For a mix of history, culture, exceptional food and nightlife, the charming city of Oaxaca de Juarez wins its fair share of hearts.

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