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Oaxaca Travel Guide

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Airports :
  • International Airport of Oaxaca - Highway Oaxaca-Puerto Angel Km 7.5, Oaxaca (Tel : (52) 95 - 1511-5088).
Airlines :
  • Aeroméxico - Hidalgo 513 (Tel : 951/516-1066 in Oaxaca City; 800/237-6639 in the U.S.)
  • Aviacsa - Pino Suárez 604, Mexico City based airline with convenient schedules to popular cities throughout Mexico. Present U.S. gateways include Houston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. (Tel : 951/511-5039, 800-735-5396)
  • Continental Airlines - Continental offers service to 28 cities in Mexico - more than any other US airline. Cities added since December 2003 include Manzanillo, Puebla, Oaxaca, Ciudad del Carmen, Monclova and Toluca. (Tel : 0800/900-5000 in Mexico)
  • Mexicana - Fiallo 102 (Tel : 951/516-8414 in Oaxaca City; 800/531-7921 in the U.S.)
  • Aerotucán - (Tel : 951/501-0532 in Oaxaca City; 954/582-1725 in Puerto Escondido; 958/587-2427)
  • AeroVega - (Tel : 951/516-4982 in Oaxaca City; 954/582-0151 in Puerto Escondido)
American Express - Viajes Micsa, Valdivieso 2 (Tel : 9/516-2700).

Banks and exchange - Banks with ATM machines can be found downtown, with a row of banks and exchange houses on a road off the south side of the main plaza. During business hours, they and the local Casas de Cambio will buy traveler's cheques and cash from you as well.
  • Casa de Cambio Puebla - alle García Vigil 106, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City. (Tel : 951/514-5103)
  • Banorte - arcía Vigil 103, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City. (Tel : 951/516-4940)
  • Banamex - Av. Hidalgo 821, 1 block east of the Zócalo, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City. (Tel : 951/516-5900)
Buses - From Mexico City to Oaxaca City daily 6 lines of buses offers its services, you can travel to Oaxaca on a comfort bus and the trip takes about 6 hours on the expressway that connects Oaxaca City to Mexico City. Buses depart from Mexico City's eastern bus station (Central de Autobuses Oriente) and are regular and abundant, though pre-booking is recommended during Mexican festivities.
  • First-class - Calz. Niños Héroes de Chapultepec 1036, at Calle Emilio Carranza, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico. (Tel 951/513-0529)
  • Second-class Station - Prolongación de Trujano at the Periférico, Oaxaca, Mexico. (Tel 951/516-1218)
  • Añasa terminal - Calle Libertad 1215, at Calle Arista, Oaxaca, Mexico.
  • Estrella de Valle terminal - Calle Armenta y López 721, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico. (Tel 958/514-0806)
Car rental - Is easy to enter Oaxaca by road, and there is abundance to see and do in the surroundings, including two of Mexico's major archaeological parks: “Monte Alban” and “Mitla”. Renting a car would be an intelligent alternative if you want to explore this place in detail.
  • Dollar - Camino Real hotel, Blvd. Benito Juárez, Bahía Tangolunda, Huatulco, Oaxaca. (Tel : 958/581-0460; 958/581-9004 for Aeropuerto Bahías de Huatulco)
  • Alamo - Calle 5 de Mayo 203, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City. (Tel : 951/514-8534
  • Hertz - Plaza Labastida 115-49, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City. (Tel : 951/516-2434; 951/511-5478 at the airport)
  • Budget - Calle 5 de Mayo 315, across from the Camino Real Oaxaca, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City. (Tel : 951/515-4445; 951/511-5252 at the airport)
  • Plaza Huatulco Rent - Blvd. Benito Juárez s/n, at Hotel Plaza Huatulco, Bahía Tangolunda, Huatulco, Oaxaca. (Tel : 958/581-0371)
Consulates
  • United States - Alcalá 407-20. (Tel : 516-2853 and 514.3054)
  • Canadian - Pino Suárez 700-11-B. (Tel : 513-3777)
  • Spainish - (Tel : 518-0031)
  • German & British - (Tel : 514-3054)
  • Italian - (Tel : 515-3176)
  • French - (Tel : 513-9944)
Emergencies
  • Emergencies - 066
  • Firemen - (52-951) 516-2231/ 514-9000
  • Red Cross - (52-951) 516-4455/ 513-4803
  • Tourist Protection Center (Ceprotur) - (52-951) 514-2155
  • Police - 060 (Emergencies, traffic, fire etc.)
  • Traffic Police - 512-6606
  • Consumer Affairs (Profeco) - 513-4141
  • Immigration - 511-5733 (Airport)
  • Metropolitan Police - 516-0400
  • Ambulance - 516-4455 (Red Cross)
  • Hospital Reforma - 516-0989
  • Clinica Hospital Carmen - (English Spoken) 516-2512
  • Help Highway "Angeles Verdes" - 078
  • State Tourist Office (Oficina de Turismo Estatal) - (951) 516 0123
  • Town Tourist Office (Oficina de Turismo Municipal) - (951) 514 6633
  • Profesional Centro Drugstore - 516-1698 (24 Hrs)
  • Reforma Drugstore - 513-2419 (24 Hrs)
  • Ahora Drugstore - Centro (24 Hrs)
  • Dentist: Dr. Angel Gómez - 516-4959 (Speaks English)
  • Dr. Horacio Penorio - (Speaks English) - 516-2612
Internet - In Oaxaca City is not difficult to find an Internet Café, frequently they open weekdays 10-8 and Saturday 10-6, the average cost is about $2 per hour.

Post Office - The Post Office is located across from the Catedral Metropolitana, is open weekdays 8-7 and Saturday 9-1. A good place to ship packages home is Artesanías Chimalli. Alameda de León, Centro Histórico, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca (Tel : 951/516-2661)

Hospitals
  • Clinica Hospital de Urgencias Medicas - Armenta y Lopez 619 col. Oaxaca OAX c.p.68000 Oaxaca (Tel : 951 61 773)
  • Clínica 2002 SC Clínica Hospital - Emiliano Zapata 316 Col. Reforma Oaxaca c.p.68050 Oaxaca (Tel : (01)95131169)
  • Clinica Hospital Centro Medico del Sureste - Dalias n¼ 304-4 Col. Centro c.p.68050 Oaxaca (Tel : 951 51 080 or 951 51 882 )
  • Red Cross - Armenta y López 700 (Tel : 516-7828 / 516-4809 and 516-4803 / 516-4455)
  • Hospital Privado Magallanes - Fracc. Magallanes, No. 2 Wilfrido Massieu (Tel : 485 61 94 / 485 60 96/ 97)
  • I.M.S.S. - Porfirio Díaz 141 (Tel : 515-6021)
  • I.S.S.S.T.E. - Emilio Carranza 811 Col. Reforma (Tel : 513-2744)
  • S.S.A. - P. Díaz 400 Col. Reforma (Tel : 515-3198, 515-3200, 515-1711, 515-3709 and 515-1300)


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