Fun Things To Do in Oaxaca City

Who said Oaxaca is not a fun place? Yes, it's a very cultural, architectonic and historic city, but there are some really fun things to do here!
This is the Top 10 List of Fun Activities to do in Oaxaca. Number one is the funniest place around Oaxaca City, the Arbol del Tule. This is a 2000 years old cypress with a 14.36 meters of diameter trunk, The fun part is looking for all kinds of shapes in the trunk, and this is not an easy task, but the kids of the region will help you. They are so fun to hear and watch. There are lions, crocodiles, gnomes, faces, squirrels and more hidden in the trunk.
All the pre-Hispanic sites are fun to visit. Yes, they are historic and have a great deal of cultural information, but it's always fun to feel like an adventurous archeologist discovering these magical sites. To look for shapes and great photo views it's also fun. I can assure you your visit to these ruins and pyramids will never be boring. Monte Alban, Mitla, Yagul, Zaachila, Dainzu and Lambityeco, they're all different, but you'll enjoy them all.
Cuilapan is also a fun place to go. This is a convent that never was finished, so it doesn't has a ceiling. There are some almost not excavated ruins nearby, so that's fun too, be sure to ask the locals about these.
In the cty, both the Mercado de Artesanias and the Zocalo are a fun way to spend the afternoon, listening to music, shopping, and enjoying the Oaxaca culture.

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Arbol del Tule

2 de Abril

Just 10 km from Oaxaca the Tule Three is a natural wonder that kids and adults will love... read more

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Monte Alban

N/A Road to Monte Alban

One of the most important and best conserved pre-Hispanic ruins in Mexico... read more

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Carretera Oaxaca - Mitla Km 42
San Pablo de Mitla, Oaxaca

Just 40 minutes from Oaxaca City, these Zapotec ruins are magical and unique... read more


Km10 highway to Zaachila

On of the oldest churches in the State, a historic site and a perfect place for the adventurers... read more


KM 36 Carrtera Federal 190

A small yet important pre-Hispanic city set around a hill overlooking the mountains of Oaxaca... read more


Sierra Madre del Sur, and 7 mi/11.3 km S of Oaxaca

This was the last standing important city of the Zapotec civilization... read more


Highway 190 to Istmo de Tehuantepec

A small but important ceremonial center for the Zapotecs... read more


28 km S.E. highway 190

A small but important Zapotec site, with unique and well preserved carved masks... read more

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Mercado de ArtesanĂ­a

JP Garcia at Zaragoza
J. P. García and Zaragoza

Locals and tourists favorite place to buy crafts...
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Bustamante at Hidalgo

The Zocalo of Oaxaca has been the heart of the city for more than 500 years... read more
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