Moon Oaxaca

Seventh Edition, June 2015
Pages: 400

Price: $21.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612388960

Price: $14.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612388977

This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.

Traveler and author Justin Henderson covers the best of Oaxaca, from bargaining at the Mercado Juárez to exploring the Castillo de Moctezuma Aztec pyramid. Henderson offers up unique trip strategies, including Best Beaches and Local Festivals & Native Markets, as well as experienced advice on where to go and what to see. Complete with information on sampling mezcal, Oaxaca’s native liquor, and enjoying the vistas and fresh seafood of Puerto Ángel, Moon Oaxaca gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Oaxaca

Enjoy the very best of Oaxaca with these itineraries:
  • Día de los Muertos
  • The Best of Oaxaca
  • Mezcal and Mole
  • Ecotourism Lodges
  • Tianguis: Native Markets
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Best Surfing Spots
  • Best Beaches
Explore what Oaxaca has to offer.

Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:

  • Oaxaca City
  • The Valley of Oaxaca including The Textile Route, The Crafts Route, and Monte Albán and the Archaeological Route.
  • Pacific Resorts and Southern Sierra including Puerto Ángel and Vicinity, Bahías de Huatulco and Vicinity, Puerto Escondido and Vicinity, and Parque Nacional Lagunas de Chacahua
  • The Mixteca including Northwest from Oaxaca City, Dominican Route South, The Mixteca Baja: Land of the Sun, and The Mixteca Alta
  • Northern Oaxaca including Northern Sierra, Into the Papaloapan, and The Cañada: Canyon Country
  • The Isthumus including Tehuántepec and Vicinity, Juchítan, and Salina Cruz and Vicinity
Resources include a Spanish Phrasebook

A native of Los Angeles, Justin Henderson spent much of his childhood and young adulthood surfing the California beaches. After his graduation from California State University, Northridge, his career took him to several locations across the country. He worked as an architectural journalist in New York City, and later moved to Seattle, where he worked as a freelance travel and design writer. It was in Seattle that he took up windsurfing, reviving his long-dormant surfing skills and his passion for the ocean. Justin then moved with his wife and daughter to Sayulita, 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. In his years living there, Justin learned to love Mexico even more than he did as a child when his family would vacation on Lake Chapala every summer. He is currently working on the latest edition of Moon Puerto Vallarta as well as a memoir of his five years in Sayulita, tentatively called Paradise on the Five Year Plan.

Justin has written guidebooks on destinations ranging from Costa Rica to Los Angeles, and now Oaxaca, as well as six murder mysteries featuring a female travel writer and photographer which are set on Caribbean islands, in Costa Rica, and all over Mexico.

Justin and his family recently returned to Seattle, though he considers anywhere near the Pacific to be home. His first purchase there was a new wetsuit.