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Exploring Oaxaca's Cuisine and Culture

Oaxaca belongs at the top of the must-experience list for any traveler interested in Mexican culture. The city has an enchanting historic center that’s been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s also celebrated as one of the country’s culinary capitals, known for its mescals, tamales, and a variety of rich, flavorful moles. You'll experience both on the itinerary at AFAR Journeys created by Katie Cadar of TravelStore, a member of the AFAR Travel Advisory Council.
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Reforma s/n, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
The Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca is a surprising botanical garden in the heart of the city. More than 900 different species of plants grow in what was once the farm of a Dominican convent built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Native...
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San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
For travelers who appreciate folk art and crafts, there are a number of towns outside Oaxaca where artisans create beautiful pieces following age-old techniques. San Bartolo Coyotepec is a small Zapotec community just eight miles from Oaxaca. It...
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Oaxaca, Mexico
The itinerary to Oaxaca designed by Katie Cadar of TravelStore, a member of the AFAR Travel Advisory Council, includes not just cultural and culinary highlights, but some natural ones too. For an excursion to the unusual geological attraction of...