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Oaxaca (OAX)

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Dolphins and endless beaches - welcome to Oaxaca!

On the southwest coast of Mexico lies Oaxaca. Here you will find numerous monuments of Indian culture, dominated by the magnificent ruins of Monte Albán; in Oaxaca you will find endless beaches, dolphins and sea turtles, and the beautiful panorama will complete the pristine mountains.

The capital of the same name Oaxaca with the aroma of chocolate is one of the most beautiful Mexican cities, it is very rich in colonial architecture.

The typical houses are built in a classic colonial style with small, neat balconies, and boast bright colors, which are further emphasized by the everlasting blue sky and the roasting sun.

Don’t miss your way through the main square of Zócalo, where the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción stands. The most beautiful of the churches there is definitely Inglesia de Santo Domingo, today you will find the Oaxaca State Museum of Culture.

Monte Albán rises above the surrounding valley near the capital city. At the leveled top of the hill, the center is the main Gran Plaza, lined with temples and pyramids, which will take everyone’s breath away. The most beautiful view of Gran Plaza is from Plataforma Norte.

The buildings on top of Monte Albán served primarily as temples, astronomical observatories and dwellings for the highest strata of the population.

Oaxaca itself is also a suitable base for trips to the surroundings, which offers dozens of natural attractions. The most notable of these are the fossilized waterfalls of Hierve el Agua. Many mountain panoramas and flowering plants can be enjoyed in the Sierra Norte.

Hierve el Agua waterfalls are actually a rock formation created by water from the springs, very rich in calcium carbonate, which was deposited here and created formations similar to cave stalactites. The water has a bright green color, which gives it a mineral content.

In the Sierra Norte, there are about 400 species of birds, 350 species of butterflies and almost 4000 plant species; the most typical plants are cacti and agave. There are many marked trails in the area. Go to Piedra Largo, a rock formation near Llano Grande, with impressive views of the surroundings.

The Pacific Ocean coast of Oaxaca offers endless sandy beaches with great surfing waves, where you can watch dolphins, sea turtles and colorful fish underwater. The picturesque fishing town of Puerto Angel also offers several beautiful beaches.

At Zipolite and Mazunte, locals offer snorkeling trips to deserted beaches. In Mazunte, visit the Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga, where seven species of sea turtles float in giant aquariums.

The largest seaside town is Puerto Escondido famous for its surfing beach Zittala.

to Oaxaca buy now in advance and look forward to a great holiday!

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