The state of Oaxaca covers an area of 36,820 square miles with 370 miles of Pacific coastline. Most of the state is mountainous with rugged terrain right down to the coast. It has a large Indigenous population composed of numerous different groups including Mixtec, Náhuatl, and Zapotec. Oaxaca is known for its black pottery, unique carved wood figures, coffee, cuisine, and is the source of the first chocolate brought to Europe.
Oaxaca is the second poorest state in Mexico, next to its neighbour, Chiapas, yet it is rich in tradition, cuisine, culture, and natural beauty. There’s a great lack of public services in the whole state. While visiting Oaxaca, you will find a lot of roads and places in poor conditions, but people tend to be friendly if you give them nice comments about their place of origin.
Regardless of the lack of services, Oaxaca has much to be proud of. Its great biodiversity and cultural heritage
This picture was taken at Playa Zipolite.