This Beautiful town is a PRIME SPOT IF YOU WANT TO BE IMMERSED IN THE MEXICAN CULTURE. You'll find lots of great eateries, BARS & MUSEUM. You can also rent a car and explore some stunning nature spots and local artisan villages.
If you’re on a budget and keen to meet people stay at the iguana hostel. The location is perfect, the rooftop bar is real convenient and free breakfast is a treat. They also have plenty of private rooms on offer!
This natural infinity pool overlooking the mountains is a must see in Oaxaca.
Lots of tour operators offer day tours to Hierve, this include:
Visit of the supposably biggest tree in the world Hierve el Agua (1hr)
A mezcaleria A weaving shop
This doesn’t include lunch and that’s where they get you because you’ll be dropped off at a ALL YOU CAN EAT expensive buffet.
Alternatively you can take public transport but it’s not a straight line you’ll have to take a few buses and possibly wait a whilst in between.
I would, personally recommend, either hiring a taxi or else renting a car and getting around freely. This also means you can stay longer in Hierve el agua and go on a hike around it too.
The botanical gardens, great spot to check out some monumental cactuses. The real inconvenience here is that it’s mandatory to visit the gardens with a guide. When we went, there was over 40 people following this one very boring guide!
EAT & DRINK...
Go to the organic markets. there's plenty of food stalls, juice bars and buskers. You can sit on a pic-nic table and enjoy some mexican delicacies there.
The Rayón Pochote Organic Market
Rayón 411, Zona Feb 10 2015, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
Organic Harvest Market
Calle Macedonio Alcalá 806, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
Also if you’re looking for a budget fast food taco place go to Roy’s place!