"Oaxaca and Monte Alban" Top 5 Page for this destination Oaxaca de Juárez by shdw100

Oaxaca de Juárez Travel Guide: 373 reviews and 1,047 photos

If you plan a visit to Mexico, Oaxaca should be on your list. A pleasant town that sits up in the highland of Mexico with a great climate. Monte Alban ruins are close by, as well as many arts and crafts items by the indigenous people that you can buy. There are also some nearby attractions such as El Tule and Hierve el Agua which are cool to explore. You can get a good feel of how Mexico is by visiting Oaxaca

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice climate and lots to see
  • Cons:A little touristy
  • In a nutshell:Mexico in a nutshell
  • Last visit to Oaxaca de Juárez: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • spitball's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2006 at 6:48 AM

    Sounds like an exciting bus journey! Your photo of the woman carrying the bundle on her head (night shot) looks kind of like a painting. Interesting.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2006 at 8:32 AM

    Monte Alban looks very interesting. But that bus ride!! Sounds similar to one I took from Como to Bellagio, Italy, where it took a good hour for my stomach to calm down! BTW, congratulations on beautiful #4!

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2006 at 3:48 AM

    Nice page about a lovely place. leyle

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2005 at 11:13 PM

    you see Dave, I never made it to these shores.....I think I have to plan to do so. Interesting and charming region, cradles of civilisation. tks for sharing a fine page

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 11:24 AM

    Unfortunately I did not see Monte Alban. Sounds very interesting!

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2004 at 5:33 PM

    Charming place, with a very interesting culture; el Tule has to be amazing!

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2003 at 9:00 AM

    Wonderfull page with Beautiful pictures. Happy Holiday=)))

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2003 at 12:40 PM

    Oaxaca is definitely a 'must see' for Mexico. I would recommend visiting the Museum in the Convent along with Monte Alban since many of the artifacts from atop have been brought down.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2003 at 10:56 AM

    Nice page

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2003 at 3:11 PM

    Le Tule and Hierva de Agua are really lovely. We didn't visit. We loved Oaxaca and I still wear my 23 years old Oaxaceña.


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