Getting Around

By Car -- Alamo offices are at 5 de Mayo 203-A (tel. 951/514-8534), and 5 de Mayo 315-A (tel. 951/514-5653), and at the airport (tel. 951/511-6220; Rental cars in Oaxaca are expensive, and the process is not exactly streamlined.

By Taxi -- If you want to reach some of the outlying villages, I recommend hiring a taxi or signing up for a tour. Most taxi drivers have set hourly rates for touring the Oaxacan valleys. A trustworthy and careful taxi driver who speaks English is Tomás Ramírez (tel. 951/511-5061;

By Bus -- Buses to the outlying villages of Guelatao, Teotitlán del Valle, Tlacolula, and Mitla leave from the second-class station just north of the Abastos Market. Colectivos leave for nearby villages from Calle Mercaderes, on the south side of the Abastos Market.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.