Let Oaxaca's wonders welcome you to this sophisticated Spanish colonial capital. Oaxaca is a kaleidoscope of colors and cultures, a place of pale green cantera stone churches, sweeping plazas with brightly clad dancers, and markets redolent with the scent of freshly ground chocolate. Enjoy impressive museums, fine restaurants, and fantastic galleries, then head up into the pine-forested mountains, cloud forests, and colorful deserts, studded with ancient ruins, indigenous villages, and incredible ecotourism opportunities. There's so much to see and do, but be sure to save some time to soak up the sun on Oaxaca's 300 km/186 miles of Pacific beaches and bays.
More than 100 photographs and detailed maps round out the package, making this guidebook an indispensable resource. Andale!
Paige Penland is a Costa Rica-based freelance writer specializing in travel, science, and history. Penland lives and works in Costa Rica, and she has written several articles and guidebooks about Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Oaxaca, and Granada, San Juan del Sur & Southwest Nicaragua, all in the Explorer's Great Destinations series from Countryman.