Oaxaca, Mexico is a state in Southwestern Mexico best known for its indigenous people and rich culture.  Its capital, Oaxaca de Juarez (commonly referred to as Oaxaca or Oaxaca City) is becoming a hotspot for arts and culture tourism, in particular its annual Day of the Dead celebrations.

Just a 1-hour flight from Mexico City, Oaxaca’s colorful colonial streets, foodie scene, and Pacific-coast beaches are a destination for travelers who want to experience more of Mexico outside the typical tourist spots.  Check out all my posts on travel in this region and start planning your own trip!