Oaxaca Tour among Forests, Handicrafts and Beaches

Oaxaca is one of the most visited states in Mexico. Its colorful beauty has captivated millions of foreigners. It is one of the few places in the country where most of the indigenous customs and traditions are still respected. This state will always welcome people with open arms and mesmerizing beauty. So let’s go with Rutopia on this tour through Oaxaca and its destinations that hold natural wonders and beautiful landscapes.

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Oaxaca’s wheater

All of Mexico’s ecosystems are found in Oaxaca. There are several types of forests, mangroves, and beaches in this state, for that reason, the climate depends on the areas. The average temperature of the whole state is 22ºC, the maximum is 32ºC, and the minimum is 12.5ºC.

Tour through the Pueblos Mancomunados: Oaxaca’s charming small towns

The Pueblos Mancomunados is a community-based tourism initiative in the North Sierra of Oaxaca. They are a group of 6 Zapotec villages, each with a specific vocation that they share with the others. This area is forested, the lowlands have a temperature of 24ºC, but on the peaks, the average temperature is 8-10ºC. 

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These villages are connected by a tourist route perfect for hiking or biking routes. At Rutopía we specialize in 4 of these communities: Latuvi, La Nevería, Benito Juárez and Cuajimoloyas. The first two focus on nature, with unique cabins and greenhouses, while the last two are adventure destinations with camping areas and zip lines.

Oaxaca’s handicrafts tours

San Martín Tilcajete

Near the center of Oaxaca is the town where they are dedicated to making authentic alebrijes, representations of spiritual animals craved on wood. These crafts are a work of art with fluorescent colors from pre-Hispanic traditions. In the workshops, people can elaborate a perfect alebrije for each person.

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San Bartolo Coyotepec

One of the biggest attractions of Oaxaca is the black clay. In San Bartolo, most of the population is dedicated to pottery, so many black clay workshops exist. As a result, people can find unique black clay handicrafts in its market, from vases, jewelry, pots, pottery, and religious figures. 

Teotitlan Del Valle

Teotitlan del Valle was one of the main pre-Hispanic Zapotec towns and still preserves part of its culture. It stands out for its production of wool rugs, and women are dedicated to making backstrap looms. However, what characterizes these textile crafts are the natural colors.


Tour of the Colors of Oaxaca’s Historic Center

The Historic Center of Oaxaca is full of unique buildings and art. Along with the site of Monte Alban, it is a World Heritage Site for its colonial beauty. Its churches, convents, and museums stand out, and its two markets; one for food and the other for handicrafts. Its streets are full of graffiti that highlights the social and artistic vocation of the state.

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Secret roads of Oaxaca

San Jose del Pacifico

The southwestern region stands out for its mountains. San Jose del Pacifico is a small town where people can find relaxation. Its cabins are 100% surrounded by the nature of the forest. It is a perfect place for hiking, walking, or biking because when the sky is clear, one can admire the sea from the summit.



The Manialtepec lagoon is one of the most unique in Mexico. People can rent kayaks to tour the mangroves and observe their flora and fauna. It is also one of the few places in the world where one can see the bioluminescence of the water. Hence, at night the water of the lagoon is illuminated with intense blue color. 

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Oaxacan Coast Routes

Puerto Escondido, arriving to Oaxaca’s beaches

The beaches of Puerto Escondido are among the most popular in Oaxaca, but that doesn’t make it a run-of-the-mill tourist destination. On the contrary, these white sand beaches have a lot to offer without falling into generic options. Here the waves are the perfect element to spend the afternoon surfing or otherwise get away from it all in a yoga class.

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Secondly, we find Mazunte, which offers an incomparable experience. One of its beaches is witness to a natural wonder: the arrival of thousands of turtles that occurs every 30 days from July to December. Visitors can also enjoy one of the best views at the Punta Cometa lookout point.

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Finally, this is another favorite place in Oaxaca, Huatulco. It has nine bays and up to 36 beaches. Two places in Huatulco are the Laguna de la Ventanilla, where the winter solstice is celebrated like nowhere else, and the Copalita Bay, a bird reserve.

Oaxaca Tour

Oaxaca is a state that has it all and guarantees an unforgettable experience for any traveler from north to south. We know it sounds too good to be accurate, but all these places have the Rutopia guarantee. And believe it or not, this is only a fraction of what this state has to offer, so one should visit it more than once in a lifetime.

For these reasons, Oaxaca always is the best choice.




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Victoria O.

September, 2022
Two Weeks in Mexico
Seamless transfers, excellent hotels particularly in Mexico city and Puebla, combined with various cultural and food tours. Particular highlights were the cultural/food tours in Mexico city and Puebla (also including the anthropology museum in Mexico city), and the rural tours in Oaxaca where we visited textile workshops, mescal producers and participated in a cooking class using traditional equipment. Also, although we didn't need it, the on call remote assistance was reassuring. I would definitely recommend Rutopia.
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Kris S.

April, 2022
Enjoyed using Rutopia
Enjoyed using Rutopia (Marisol and Melina) to plan my trip to Mexico. Marisol helped me figure out the best options fand booked everything. Melina was my in country support. Rutopia (the company through Kim Kim) is great and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to take the burden out of vacation planning. My son and I truly enjoyed the trip knowing everything was taken care of and we just had to have fun. Thanks!
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Melissa W.

July, 2022
Adventures in the Yucatán!
Such an amazing time in the Yucatán! Between floating in the mangroves to visiting Chichén Itzá to spending a whole day on the beach in El Cuyo, I couldn’t have planned a better trip without their help. Thank you so much for an unforgettable birthday vacation!! Simply amazing! Don’t think twice about having them help you plan your next vacation!
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April, 2022
Great experience with this agency, totally recommend!
Great experience with this agency. Our tour in Mexico was perfect and organised with great passion and precision. Special thanks to Mel (our direct contact during the trip) for being super responsive and to Jorge Barbosa (our tour guide in Mexico City). Totally recommend this tour operator!
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Sue G

June, 2022
Mayan Site Tour in Yucatan Penninsula Mexico
Rutopia did an outstanding job with the arrangement and execution of a 9 day tour of Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsula. We provided Rutopia with the general parameters of the trip we wanted and they suggested an itinerary. After our approval, they set up the hotels, transportation within Mexico, and site tours. The hotels were good quality, and all of the drivers and tour guides showed up on time. We were very impressed with the quality of the tour guides and learned a lot on the trip. Jorge handled setting up the itinerary, and Melina handled the execution of the trip and was readily available via WhatsApp throughout the trip for any questions or issues. Melina was particularly helpful in changing our transportation arrangements to the airport at the last minute per our request. I would recommend Rutopia and would use them again for future trips.
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July, 2022
Fantastic Will do it again
My wife and I had a fantastic holiday in Mexico thanks to Marisol, Ana, Teresa and their colleagues & partners. The entire itinerary and arrangements were put together in less than 4 days. What we really liked about Marisol & her team was that they were only a message or a phone call away for any query/suggestion, etc. The trip was bespoke to the extent that Rutopia had kept in mind about our interests, food habits & executed bookings, tours. They were also very flexible in catering to last minute changes/requests. The team took upon them to ensure that our entire trip was comfortable & safe by taking care of even small stuff that one normally finds out post getting to a place. We would definitely like to use their services again!!
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Elena R.

April, 2022
A literally perfect trip to the Yucatan peninsula
Tom and I knew we wanted to go to Mexico. We knew we wanted a little bit of culture, some wildlife, and maybe a splash in the ocean. That's it. With the vague and minimal information we gave them, Rutopia was able to put together a perfect trip for us. We had a flawless itinerary. It's so clear that Rutopia really cares about the communities (animals and humans) in Mexico. Everything we did and everywhere we stayed felt like they were helping us experience Mexico as authentically and respectfully as possible. It's almost impossible to pick a highlight, but top of the list has to be the day we shared with Enrique, a Mayan host who was unbelievably generous with us. He shared the community gardens, including history and background about the families that live in Nuevo Durango and other nearby communities. He showed us the neighborhood cenotes, Punta Laguna, Uma Nojoch Keej (a wildlife reserve), and more. We picked and prepared the plants as Enrique and his wife Blanca showed us the best way to cook them (and rescued us when we were pricked by the nopales!). We saw howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the wild which was very cool. That had to be the very best day, but every day was amazing. Sian Ka'an reserve was lovely, the Mayan ruins were spectacular, the snorkeling in Puerto Morelos was fabulous, the bicycle cenote tour was jaw'droppingly gorgeous. I'm waxing superlative but it really all was like a dream. Beyond the activities, the scheduling and pace was perfect for us. We felt like we really made the most of our six days, but with enough downtime to explore and enjoy at our leisure. From picking up our car at the airport to finding our accommodation, the logistics were very smooth at every interaction. Special shoutout to Melina who pretty much instantly helped us when we had any questions about the trip. We've never used a travel planning service like this before. But after this trip, we'll never go back to the old way!
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July, 2022
Journey to Mexico City, Cholula and Cuetzalan
We had a wonderful time. We started out in Mexico City with a 2 day tour filled with museums, food, and beautiful sights. We then went on to Cholula to experience the culture in a smaller town, see a local market, and eat traditional food. We finished the tour in a small town called Cuetzalan, where most people speak an indigenous language. All of our guides were great. Thank you for a memorable vacation!
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March, 2022
Just wonderful!
We had an amazing trip excellent organized by Jorge and supervised by Melina from Rutopia. We spent 10 days in Mexico, starting in Ciudad de Mexico where we visited the amazing Teotihuacan and then we flew to Yucatan for the amazing sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Tulum, Merida, Valladolid and the great Island Holbox. The trip was perfectly organized, the hotels were very good, and the guides were carefully chosen. We highly recommend Rutopia and especially Jorge!
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Bikø J

November, 2021
Chiapas, Neri and her family
I traveled to Chiapas for an ecotourism experience with Rutopia and I liked it very much, the team responds very quickly to all questions and accompany the traveler throughout the experience, I missed my flight and they were very flexible to accommodate the entire itinerary, My destination was the lakes of Tziscao, where I was received by Neri with his family in very nice cabins next to a lake with incredible views and a magnificent tranquility, with them you make experiences of beekeeping and coffee and tours to nearby lakes, Montebello is a must! 100% recommended.
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March, 2021
Super local agency
We have worked with Rutopia for several tours in Mexico in the Yucatán and Chiapas and we have never been disappointed. Authentic experiences, with locals, in magical places and off the beaten tourist track. Our contact Marisol was always super available and responsive, understanding and anticipating our desires. And she speaks very good French. I highly recommend Rutopia!
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Mikel D

April, 2021
The best moment lived in Mexico
We were traveling as a group of friends with nothing organized. We like to improvise and be able to find alternative plans to the conventional tourist routes. We arrived in Puerto Escondido - Mexico's paradise - and started looking for options. A Mexican friend recommended us to contact Rutopia and we did. We explained our way of traveling - which they quickly understood - and in a few hours they came to us with a perfect selection of activities. We chose one of them and the next day we found ourselves galloping through beautiful hills, crossing a small lagoon in canoes, bathing on an unspoiled beach at sunset and sipping freshly picked coconuts with some mezcal. We had dinner in the only hut on the beach, eating fish that had been caught that day from the lagoon. Then we went to see the luminescence of the placton with paddle canoes until we were surprised by one of the biggest and reddest moons I have ever seen in my life. We ended up sleeping in bamboo huts a few meters from the waves. There were no more than 5 huts on the miles of beach that we could see. And at ALL times with an exquisite treatment - sympathy, kindness and attention. This is just one of the plans we booked with Rutopia, which definitely changed the course of our trip. Without a doubt, I would repeat this experience in any place I would like to visit in Mexico. Viva Mexico!
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Claudia A

September, 2020
Super organization, great accommodations and nice team
The trip was perfectly organized, we were always exclusive or in very small groups and had freedom to do our own activities. All accommodations were fantastic and sustainable, the food almost always local and very good, we could always fill our Rutopia water bottles and travel as plastic free as possible. We were met at the airport and had assistance getting a rental car. After that, we traveled independently but had our fixed dates and reservations with Rutopia. It was the perfect mix!
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March, 2020
Circuit in Yucatan
Discovering wonderful and surprising sites, Mayan communities with an unforgettable welcome, breathtaking landscapes, a very pleasant climate in the middle of March...and smiling people! A big thank you to Rutopia and his team for the elaboration of this ideal circuit, alternating nature, city life, simplicity and comfort. Thanks to Mélina for the follow-up during our trip. We don't speak Spanish well enough, and we appreciated having a French-speaking contact person who could be reached if necessary. We still have a lot to discover and hope to come back very soon, and with Rutopia without hesitation!
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Sabrina N

March, 2020
For those who don't like to manage logistics like hotels, rental cars, activities. And above all, to have someone who speaks fluent French that we can reach at any time for the unexpected... You are in the right place! Thank you to Chloe for the preparation of our trip, to Melina our Ariadne's thread and Teresa for her welcome and help at the arrival and departure. A big thank you to Enrique and Blanca from Nuevo-Durango for their welcome, their smiles, their family, a lot of emotions at the time to leave you. Thanks to Mémo for your teaching of Mexican customs (Sian Ka'an) The Yucatan is a magnificent region. And the population is very pleasant. Only downside Holbox... Too much dust, too much smell of fuel oil, too much tourist. I will keep in memory these wonderful moments!
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