Oaxaca gives you the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of sports and recreation activities to keep you busy during your vacation. Like many people in other cities in the world, Oaxacans love to play fútbol or soccer, the most popular sport in the city. But if you are not into soccer, do not worry. The city offers many other sports alternatives. Many Oaxaca sports involve nature in one way or another.

Water sports

Oaxaca has a vast coastal area that lets visitors practice some water sports. If you like yachting, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or fresh water fishing, the city has facilities to realize you dream vacation.

If water sports is your game, we suggest you contact the following: Balneario Vista Hermosa (Address: Hidalgo 18 San Agustín Etla. Tel.: 521-2049), Buceo Sotavento (Address: La Crucecita Bahías de Huatulco. Tel.:     958 587-2166), and Ventures Huatulco Sport Fishing (Address: Santa Cruz Marina Bahías de Huatulco. Tel.: 958 587-1788).


Club de Golf Vista Hermosa is located in the beautiful hillside community of  San Agustín Etla, which is around 25 minutes north of Oaxaca (Address: Carretera a San Agustín Etla. Tel.: 044 951 547-1177).

Mountain biking

If you want to enjoy the rolling countryside, see the breathtaking nature, and breathe fresh air while working out, then go mountain biking. This is one of the more popular Oaxaca sports. Contact Mountain Bike Oaxaca at 011-52-951-508-2098 (if you are in the United States) or 951-508-2098 (if you are calling from Mexico). Visit their website at


Oaxaca’s favorable weather that prevail all year round, is an invitation to play some tennis. Visit Club de Tennis Brenamiel (Address: Carretera International Km. 539.5. Tel.: 512-6822), Club de Golf Vista Hermosa (Address: Carretera a San Agustín Etla. Tel.: 044 951 547-1177), and Deportivo Oaxaca (Address: Carretera al Tule Km. 6.5. Tel.: 517-5271).

Other sports

Oaxaca also has an irresistible geography favorable to the practice of trekking or hiking, mountain climbing, canyoning, rappelling, surfing, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, paragliding, hang gliding, balloon flights, horseback riding, bungee jumping, and many other Oaxaca sports and recreation options.