Recently named one of the world’s best travel destinations, this is Oaxaca.

Every year, Travel + Leisure magazine publishes its list of the World's Best Cities, and this year Oaxaca ranked in the Top 5.

Oaxaca has been named one of the Top 5 cities to visit on your next vacation, but what is it that makes it so special? For starters, this city in southwestern Mexico is a land rich in colors, flavors, culture and traditions. 

Gastronomy is one of Oaxaca’s great treasures, with recipes that have been passed from generation to generation. Drawing on pre-Hispanic roots and ancestral techniques, these dishes become works of art. Moles, chocolates, the traditional tejate, tlayudas and memelas are just a few of the most notable examples of Oaxacan cuisine. To eat in Oaxaca is a feast for all the senses, in which each bite transports you somewhere new. 

There’s a saying in Mexico: “For everything bad, mezcal; for everything good, too. And if it’s really hopeless: a liter and a half.” In Oaxaca, the cradle of mezcal, there are countless varieties to sample, from espadín to tobalá, each with its own unique aromas, flavors and textures. 

Enjoy Oaxaca's temperate climate at its stunning beaches, where you can surf or just enjoy a good drink while listening to the sound of the ocean waves.

We could go on and on describing what we think makes Oaxaca special. But why not experience it for yourself? Let yourself be seduced by the many charms of this beautiful Mexican land.