Mezcal zone

Mezcal zone

Private tours in Oaxaca City

Santiago Matatlán, also known as Matatlán, is a small town and municipality located in the Tlacolula District of the Valles Centrales Region in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is famous for being the world capital of mezcal, with a large sign declaring this claim. The town’s economy is mainly based on the production of mezcal and the cultivation of the maguey mezcalero (Agave potatorium), which is used to produce the alcoholic beverage.


Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant, and visitors to Matatlán can witness the entire production process, from harvesting the agave plant to distillation

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3 thing to do in Matatlan✨

Visit a mezcal distillery

As the world capital of mezcal, Matatlán is the perfect place to visit a traditional mezcal distillery. You can learn about the process of making mezcal and sample different varieties of the drink.


Explore the Zapotec ruins of Mitla

Located just a few kilometers from Matatlán, Mitla is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important archaeological sites in Oaxaca. The ruins feature intricate stone mosaics and are a must-see for history buffs.


Hike in the surrounding hills

Matatlán is surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains, making it a great place for hiking. You can explore the countryside, take in the stunning views, and even spot some wildlife.

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