Looking to immerse in the very core of "Mexicanity"? Then Oaxaca is your place to go. Zapotec ruins, colonial architecture, folk art, food, food and more food. And, of course, Mezcal. Oaxaca is incredibly rich for the senses. The geographic nature of the Valley of Oaxaca provides the opportunity to see not just the city itself but, for short drives, a much less explored land of natural and historical sites as well as lively villages that seem to have not suffered the course of time.