Gay Oaxaca Oaxaca City City Guide

Oaxaca City has long drawn artists and creative minds to her bright, cobbled streets, and just one visit to the enchanting colonial city is all it takes to see why. Located in South-western Mexico, Oaxaca oozes with old-world charm, pre-Colombian ruins, and fascinating indigenous traditions. What’s more, Oaxaca is considered to be the culinary capital of Mexico, characterised by flavours like sweet and spicy chocolate, decadent moles, and smooth (but potent) mezcal. Wondering what to do in Oaxaca? The city is safe and best explored at leisure on foot, with ample time for stops at quaint coffee shops and mezcal bars along the way. The most magical hours are early morning when most locals have yet to arise, and after dusk when the Zocalo (Central Plaza) comes alive with lights, sounds and colours. For your definitive Oaxaca gay guide, you’ve come to the right place.

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The best hotels in Oaxaca

Let’s start this gay Oaxaca travel guide with a roundup of the best hotels in Oaxaca. Once a crumbling building, today Hotel Azul is one of Oaxaca’s premier contemporary boutique hotels. Designed in collaboration with several renowned Mexican artists, no detail has been left unaccounted for. With a sweeping central courtyard, rooftop bar and terrace, contemporary art gallery featuring local Oaxacan artists, and an authentic Mexican restaurant, Hotel Azul serves as the perfect base from which to explore enchanting downtown Oaxaca.

An 18th-century pre-Colombian building converted into a romantic, seven-room hotel, Casa Oaxaca is perfectly located in the heart of Oaxaca while still feeling worlds away from outside civilisation. Amenities include an elegant pool, large patio, and on-site spa. Don’t miss the restaurant’s unique cooking workshops with Chef Alejandro Ruiz.

A stay at this quaint bed and breakfast feels just like you’re visiting long-time friends. Just one block from the Zocolo, Casa de Las Bugambilias has simple but lovely renovated rooms, a two-course gourmet breakfast, and a warm, welcoming ambience. The well-stocked library and rooftop terrace are nice additional touches.

Hotel Azul Oaxaca

Hotel Azul


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