Activities and Things to Do in Oaxaca
Oaxaca capital challenges the most adventurous tourists to get on board a balloon craft and observe impressive views, or well enjoying a massage session by expert hands that help revitalizing the body. Oaxaca’s surroundings welcome tourists from all over the world to come and spend the most exciting vacations.
Oaxaca offers some splendid places for relaxation for both women and men willing to purify their body at the same time they get rested. Among private establishments and hotels, you may find spa services featuring massage sessions with oil and essences that prepare visitors for the popular Temazcal bath (steam bath of pre-Columbian origins), in a special room heated by stones steamed by aromatic weeds. This is without a doubt a delight for body and soul.
Tourists may find breathtaking landscapes to delight their eyes nearby Oaxaca city, appreciating beautiful examples of local flora and fauna, which is worthy of a photo safari tour, trekking around, or riding a horse, whether is with family or intimate friends.
Some of the best places to create ecological awareness while enjoying from nature are: Santa Maria del Tule, only 12 kms away from the city where the legendary Tule Tree is found, with over 2,000 years of age, featuring 750m3 of volume, 42 meters of diameter and 40 meters tall, Ixtlan Sierra, which possesses over 6,000 plants, situated less than 70 kms away from Oaxaca; during January, species such as heron, martin, among other migratory bird species that arrive all the way from Canada becoming a total attraction; Hierve el Agua, is a place located 68 kms towards Oaxaca’s East where you may find two wonderful rocky waterfalls over 50 meters tall, shaped by the run of carbonated water.
Horse tours may be performed in Santa Ana del Valle, 34 kms away from Oaxaca along a corridor that covers different communities and archaeological zones from Tlacolula; also you may tour through the trails that deliver you the best city views at the “Benito Juarez” National Park.
These are comfortable and safe places to spend nights at, which are part of the adventurous tours found nearby Oaxaca in fields surrounded by the Sierra Madre del Sur and Madre Oriental. These places are: the “Benito Juarez” National Park, only 7 kms away from the city; Oaxaca Trailer Park nearby the Military Zone that consists in a 2 acre field for family camping; and Llano Grande, 66 km towards the East of Oaxaca where you find the Pinavete Waterfall over 30 meters of height.
Oaxaca features two places that are ideal for exercising on a mountain bike, while exploring routes moving through the most amazing natural views. At “Benito Juarez” National Park, the down hill mountain biking has become pretty popular, located only 7 kms away from the city; Teotitlan del Valle located 27 kms away from the city is another place that features a series of trails where you may spot mountain biking enthusiasts; and at Hierve el Agua, you can go for a tour on a bike stopping by different typical tourist attractions: Tule Tree, Mitla Archaeological Zone or the Mezcal de Roagia factories.
At only 33 kms away from Oaxaca City, you may find Tlacolula, where you can hire balloon flight services, and appreciate the finest views of Tecolutla Valley. The different heights awake great sensations, where beauty is complemented by great excitement.