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Ixtlán de Juarez magic town | Oaxaca Mx

Ixtlán de Juárez magical town, this magical town is located in the northern highlands of Oaxaca, and from the highest hill there is a viewpoint to appreciate everything.

Mostly throughout the Sierra de Oaxca ecotourism activities are practiced.

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How to get

How to get to Ixtlán de Juárez by public transport:

To get to Ixtlán de Juárez (LAA YETZI) you must take a collective taxi (auto Tsuru) with capacity for 4 people, at the Ixtlan taxi site located in the first 500 meters of the road to Tuxtepec, as a reference you can identify the monument to Benito Juárez located at the intersection of the main avenue and the road to Tuxtepec.


How to get to Ixtlán de Juárez by car:

From the zocalo of the capital are 65 kilometers to Ixtlán de Juárez, approximately the journey lasts 1 hour crossing several interesting towns such as “Guelatao” where Benito Juárez was born.

To get to highway 175 towards Tuxtepec, which also leads to Ixtlán de Juárez, it leads on Lázaro Cárdenas avenue or the international highway (José Vasconcelos boulevard).

Your best reference will be the monument to Benito Juarez indicating that you should go in the direction of Tuxtepec, to find the route Ixtlán.

About of

Destination | attraction
Pueblo Ixtlán de Juárez
Ixtlán de Juárez


Meaning of the name
The place was called LAA YETZI which is interpreted as: thick sheet from the words LAA = Leaf and YETZI = thick.

In the Nahuatl language IXTLAN was named when the Mexicas arrived in this area of ​​valleys.

Of the words Ixtle = fibers or threads and Tlan = place interpreted as Place of fibers.


This magical town is located in the northern highlands of Oaxaca, from the highest hill there is a viewpoint where you can see the entire extension and neighboring populations.


Pedro Gracia, eighty years of age at the time of his death, native of the place, with the name Zapotec VETU LOO SCHIA, or “Peter on the stone”, of scarce and great culture since only spoke the Zapotec and He understood few words of Castilian, months before his death I report the following:


“A long time, but a long time ago, maybe as many as four hundred years, that our grandparents, living quietly in Ladú, were threatened by powerful enemies who came to take away the lands and subject them under the command of a chief and king named Moctezuma, very distant lands, ca-nee-dic-ta (those of Mexico) ”


“Once in Tuxtepec, in the lowland, with only one step (day), they reached Ladu, where they left in their path a stone bell that is still there, the next step they gave to the hill” Of the forty days “and as a sign they left painted the sun and the moon behind the Cuchirindoo hill.


From there they went by the direction of Mitla and in the place called Albarradas they left as sample of their step on some stones drawings of some snakes.


The troop that accompanied it was very much, being respected and feared by all the towns; the chief was so powerful that the hills themselves were buckling to make way for him, the rivers suspended their course to cross them, and even the animals helped him; the vipers became more poisonous, the ants bothered their enemies and the eagles and vultures flew over them; if they saw enemies they would return to warn him and when they were on the move the earth trembled as he passed.


They were very chuzcos, militant observers, everything registered, nothing escaped from their eyes and very distrustful; everything was destroyed, they ate everything they found and the rest took it away; realize that they were lobsters.


They occupied all the towns and everything they stole. Our people, to avoid their encounter, hid in the thickest forests and those who could face them, but only if they had the advantage.


Our people confronted them in cuachirindoo, in the fight our captain died Juppa, of a poisoned arrow. His soldiers, of grief, no longer returned to Ladu and stayed to found the town.


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