A complete guide to the Mexican city offers thorough coverage of the region, from the Pacific Beaches to the Northern Sierras and the Oaxaca Valley, and Including detailed road-trip itineraries.
This UNESCO World Heritage site, renowned for its cuisine, museums, and incredible fiestas, has been a top tourist destination for decades. Neighboring Zapotec ruins, traditional handicrafts, and grassroots ecotourism opportunities all entice the adventurous, while surfers and sun seekers head to the Oaxacan Riviera, a strand of Pacific beach towns between beautiful Bahias de Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. This is Mexico at its most authentic and impressive, a feast for the senses.
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.