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JDB 4,853 posts

Is Oaxaca easy to get to and around? I suspect my OH thinks that the entirety of Mexico is like being in a Quentin Tarantino film so might take some convincing, even with the lure of big pelagic species!

No, not particularly easy to get around as Oaxaca is a very mountainous state, so there’s a road along the coast and then some roads up to the capital, Oaxaca but obviously the difficulty of access makes it a more real, unspoilt and interesting place. It’s considered to be one of the most traditional states, a centre for art and handicrafts as well as some of the best food. Cancún airport handles 30m passengers a year now and there will shortly be an airport in Tulum which has completely changed the nature of the place; there’s nothing Mexican about it any longer.

It’s actually often quite difficult to get from one state to another or even move within a state except via Mexico City and the roads can be very slow and some of them are considered dangerous.

If your OH is nervous, there’s a map on the FCDO website (under warnings and insurance) that highlights its views of different states and the US State Department has a list. We go to Guerrero which is on the naughty list, unless you fly into ZIH and it’s on the banned list for US government employees although we have met some there!

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