Oaxaca, Mexico

How I traveled Oaxaca

By Sergio Camalich

One of my goals with this blog is to show people how I travel, the routes I take and the budget for all of it. After almost one month traveling through it, Oaxaca will be the first country/state to have a full overview of everything I did and how I did it.

The Route

During my 24 days in Oaxaca, I was able to visit the capital city of Oaxaca, Monte Albán, Santa María del Tule, Mitla, Hierve el Agua, San José del Pacífico, Mazunte, Puerto Escondido and its beachs, Chacahua and Juchitán.

This route took me through the heat of the north, the cold mountains, the humid beaches and the mangroves of Oaxaca.

Travel budget

Food and drinks(groceries, restaurants, water, alcohol): $346 US
Accomodation(hotels, hostels, camping fees): $99 US
Transportation(buses, taxis, boats, etc.): $111 US
Activities(entrance fees, classes, tours, etc.): $89 US
Miscellaneous(laundry, soundries, souvenirs, visas, etc.): $40 US



My budget goal is to spend $30 US daily or less, so I’m not that far off, but I know I could’ve done it with even less money.

To compensate, I’ll try to Couchsurf more and cook almost all my meals instead of eating out most of the time. Another thing to notice is that I partied a lot this last weeks, but now that I’ll travel alone, I miiiiight do it less.

My favorites

— My magic mushroom experience in San José del Pacífico
— The sunset in Punta Cometa
— Camping in Hierve el Agua
Surfing in Carrizalillo beach
— Going through the Chacahua mangroves at night (story soon)

My not-so-favorites

— Juchitán was not that nice
— Spending waaaay too many days in Zicatela

More pictures of Oaxaca

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  • Karla Mariana Huerta


    What a beautiful place!
    I want to know about your "trip" in San Jose.

  • Monica

    Excelente información, y las fotos de lujo!!!!

  • Rich

    Do you have any information on the buses going up to San Jose Del Pacifico from the Southern Coast? We are travelling from Juchitan and need information. Thanks

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