Oaxaca is a Mexican State located in the Southwest. It is becoming more and more popular with travelers because of the many great attractions it offers.
Archeological and Natural Sites
Vibrant Arts & Craft scene,
Spanish and Cooking Schools
World renowned surf spots
City of Oaxaca
Our first stop after the state of Puebla was the City of Oaxaca. We had big expectations but the heat was taking a toll on us. We visited the historic part of the city and decided to continue our journey…
Santa Maria del Tule
We camped in Santa Maria del Tule, a small town just outside of the city of Oaxaca.
It’s claim to fame is a 2,000 year old Montezuma cypress tree known as the TuleTree, which is one of the oldest, largest and widest trees in the world!
It also has a beautiful central Plaza with manicured lawn.
The real reason Overlanders come to Santa Maria del Tule is for the Overlander Oasis.
It is kind of an iconic place to stay where you meet other travelers and the owners are very hospitable and helpful.
Calvin has a well equipped workshop and can help with any kind of work you need done on your rig or if he can do it himself he will find someone.
Caminos del Mezcal
Hierve El Agua
A natural attraction in the central valley of Oaxaca, is Hierve El Agua (the water boils) one of those off-the-beaten-path travel experience! The site can get busy during the day with tour buses but we arrived later in the afternoon when everyone was leaving, we camped in the “parking lot” and had the place all to ourselves the next morning before the visitors arrived and by then we were ready to leave.
Lake Benito Juarez, Santa Maria Jalapa del Marques
We could not make it to the coast in one day and Matt and Saskia told us that they were going to overnight at the Lake Benito Juarez so we made it there as well. Another VERY HOT spot. The lake turned out to be an old quarry and even though it was hot we did not feel like swimming. We had a few cocktails with Matt, Saskia and the kids and called it a night.