The Best Areas to Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico
The Best Areas to Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico

Best Areas to Stay in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

Where to stay in Oaxaca de Juárez – A guide to this picturesque city

Oaxaca de Juárez is the capital of the homonymous state located in the Central Valleys of Mexico.

Oaxaca is a beautiful city that attracts for its museums, colonial buildings, colorful murals, squares and temples like the Santo Domingo Church.


The picturesque city of Oaxaca de Juárez has places such as Mercado Benito Juárez, where you can taste Oaxacan moles and Mezcal .

In Oaxaca, art and culture are present in its streets and galleries such as Quetzalli, which has interesting exhibitions of contemporary Mexican art.

The best time to visit Oaxaca de Juárez is from February to May since, although temperatures are usually high, it rains less and you can move through the city with ease.

To get to the city of Oaxaca there is the Oaxaca International Airport, located 4,9 miles (8 km) from the City Center, and a bus terminal.

The public transport system in Oaxaca de Juárez is divided into buses and taxis, but there are areas of the city that can be easily traveled on foot or by bicycle.

The best area to stay in Oaxaca de Juárez is the City Center for its restaurants, shopping center, variety of hotels and attractions. (See accommodation in Oaxaca City Center).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Oaxaca de Juárez, México.

The Best Areas to Stay in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico

1. Our Favorite Area: City Center

The Historic Center of Oaxaca de Juárez was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and is the heart of the city.

The City Center is the best area to stay in Oaxaca de Juárez for its variety of hotels and leisure alternatives.

This area has a range of attractions that include Macedonia Alcalá Street, a pedestrian avenue dotted with shops, bars, and hotels.

Among the attractions of Oaxaca City Center is the Santo Domingo de Guzmán Temple, with a Baroque-style facade.

The Historic Center of Oaxaca can be explored by bus, taxi, private or rental car. However, it is recommended to move through its streets on foot or by bike.

Definitely, the Historic Center is one of the best areas to stay in Oaxaca de Juárez for its lively nightlife, transport connections, and hotels of all kinds.

Best areas to stay in Oaxaca de Juárez - City Center
Best areas to stay in Oaxaca de Juárez – City Center
Alojamiento en el Centro Histórico - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Oaxaca City Center – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Oaxaca City:

  • Best area to stay for sightseeing
  • Good transport connections
  • Heart of the city

2. Near the Monte Albán Archaeological Site

Monte Albán is an archaeological site located 3,7 miles (6 km) west of Oaxaca de Juárez, and from which you’ll get the most spectacular views of the Oaxaca Valley, perfect for photos.

Near the Archaeological Site of Monte Albán, there are the Arrazola and San Bartolo Coyotepec cities of artisans, which stand out for their original and unique designs in black clay pottery.

This beautiful area connects to Oaxaca de Juárez by bus, stopping at the Álamo or Miguel Hidalgo bus terminal. However, it is also possible to get to and from here by car or taxi.

The surroundings of the Archaeological Site of Monte Albán are another of the best areas to stay in Oaxaca de Juárez because it has hotels of all kinds.

Where to stay in Oaxaca - Near the Monte Albán Archaeological Site
Where to stay in Oaxaca – Near the Monte Albán Archaeological Site
Accommodation near the Monte Albán Archaeological Site - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation near the Monte Albán Archaeological Site – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Oaxaca:

  • Beautiful views
  • Historical area
  • Monte Albán Museum

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