October 28 – November 01
The Magical Towns (Pueblos Mágicos) program recognizes and supports small towns in Mexico with symbolic or historical value. In the state of Oaxaca, five towns have been awarded with the title. You can travel through all of them in one trip, the best way to go about it is to base yourself in the capital city and make day trips to them. Here is what you need to know about Oaxaca’s Magical Towns and their main attractions to have an unforgettable trip to this area in southern Mexico.
The golden era of the Mixtec and Zapotec resounds like echoes in San Pablo Villa de Mitla, a town that will take you back in time through its buildings and vibrant energy. Besides the impressive archaeological site, you’ll find beautiful churches, museums, a crafts market and delicious moles of all colors.
Huautla de Jiménez, town among the clouds and home of the Mazatecs, who invite you to participate in their ancient traditions. Live the experience of knowing their language, songs, dances and traditional medicine inherited from the famous María Sabina, Priestess of the Magic Mushrooms, also know Mama Julia one of the 13 grandmothers of the world, heir to this ancestral knowledge.
Known for spectacular sunsets, unhindered nature, hippie vibe and laid back energy, this Magical Town of Oaxaca really needs no introduction. Spend an entire day taking in the sunlight, browsing for handmade crafts and liberating turtles. Above all, do not miss the sunset from Punta Cometa.
The colonial art and architecture of Teposcolula are a mix of indigenous and European concepts and techniques. The Mixtecos preserved their identity, their culture and their completely indigenous symbols, and they knew how to integrate them with the culture of the Spanish. The word Teposcolula derives from the Nahuatl tepoztli “copper, colotl” twist “and tla” together “or” between “, which means” next to the copper twist “.
Yellow quarry buildings, steep cobbled streets, huge green hills in the horizon: such is the landscape of Capulalpam. Besides visiting the fascinating Traditional Medicine Center, you can’t miss some outdoors fun at Los Molinos and enjoy scrumptious bean enchiladas with steak.