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Oaxaca travel guide
Travel tips

Oaxaca is constantly changing. It's colorful, bustling, vibrating with life from early morning until late at night. It's also reserved, formal, and mysterious--hiding its most intriguing features behind high stone walls, weathered doors, and the gracious manners of its citizens.
The city of Oaxaca is a quaint colonial town, where tradition and technology go hand in hand to produce an unforgettable experience for travelers. The capital of Oaxaca, it’s a modern city whose ancient cultures still exude life.
5,000 feet above sea level in a valley between the mountains of Sierra Madre to the east and the Sierra Oaxaquena in the west, the city enjoys almost a perfect climate. This makes it an ideal place for lounging in the sand, enjoying Oaxaca’s cousine, or just taking in many of the cute sidewalk cafes watching the world go by.
Oaxaca travel tips
Oaxaca travel tips
Language spoken in Oaxaca
Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Oaxaca
The Mexican Peso is the local currency. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site. US dollars can be exchanged in banks only. Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted credit cards. ATM's are not easy to find and the Cirrus system is not compatible everywhere.
Please be advised that effective December 1, 2012, local purchases in Mexico can only be paid using Mexican pesos or credit card. Passengers can exchange their USD or CAD currency at the departing or arriving airports, a currency exchange service in destination, and some hotel lobbies (subject to availability).
Voltage in Oaxaca
110V (same as Canada and US)

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Documents required to visit Oaxaca
Documents needed to visit Oaxaca
Canadian Citizens must carry a valid Canadian Passport
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Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Mexico consulate or embassy prior to booking or contact Sunwing for further assistance.