Oaxaca is one of the richest states in Mexico; culture, tradition, a wealth of landscapes (beaches, mountains, and jungles) as well as one of the most representative cuisines, are just some things that we can mention. In the territory that covers the Mexican Republic, we can mention the region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
Isthmus of Tehuantepec Oaxaca
The region of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec covers several states of the national territory: Chiapas, Veracruz, Tabasco and Oaxaca. In this area, there is biodiversity with one of the most diverse ecosystems and spectacular natural scenarios that continue to house the traditions and customs of our ancestral culture.
What can you do in the Isthmus of Oaxaca?
In this area, there are trails through which you can make expeditions, as well as you can appreciate the different species of birds and the possibility of exploring the extravagance of the landscapes that the Isthmus of Oaxaca has.
This region is ideal for those who seek adventures with adrenaline, being able to enter the corners of the towns of the state of Oaxaca that preserve indigenous traditions, showing in addition to the natural beauty the vast cultural wealth of the state.
For travelers who love sports, the Isthmus of the Oaxaca Region is a paradise since you can go hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, and all the activities you can imagine in contact with nature through all the senses.
In the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, in the territory of Oaxaca, (which comprises more than half) highlights the Pacific coast, Tehuantepec, Juchitán, Ixtepec, and the industrial zone that corresponds to Salina Cruz. There is also the Ventosa, famous for its winds that go from coast to coast and rise on the plains where there are windmills that are already part of the landscapes of the region.
Towards the western cardinal point, you can see the Mountains of the Isthmus of Oaxaca, which take us to the jungle of the Chimalapas whose name means golden jicara. This area is considered one of the few places that still manage to conserve one of the most important ecosystems with 595,000 hectares of jungle, mountain forests, and other precious woods.
Towards the point of the coast, the Gulf of Tehuantepec, the communities of the Huaves who live in the vicinity of the sea are settled. Towards the mountains of the northeast the mixes and also the so-called people of the clouds, better known as the Zapotecs.
In the Isthmus of Oaxaca, the most prolific area for being a cultural and natural corridor in addition to having a very important commercial importance and where the Isthmus region is centralized is the Zapotec culture.
The Isthmus of Tehuantepec has beautiful women who only dance among themselves to the rhythm of the Sandunga with beautiful hand-embroidered dresses in addition to the Isthmian Candles that are celebrations of ancestral origin, in which through processions parades are made with elegant clothes, dances of the region and a gastronomic sample of the most representative of the Mexican territory.
If you are thinking of a vacation that enriches your soul and body, you can not miss visiting Oaxaca and marveling at all the cultural and natural beauty that the state offers.
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