As a multiethnic cultural marvel, Oaxaca is a center of diverse customs and traditions. Located in southern Mexico, Oaxaca is known for its indigenous cultures. More than a third of its population belongs to one of the 16 cultural groups making it a truly ethnic pluralist society. From Zapotecas to La Mixteca, Oaxaca is a region of mixed cultures coexisting together since around 500 B.C. As you walk the streets of Oaxaca, one can hear countless indigenous languages, taste ancient recipes at local markets, and admire street murals portraying the challenges of coexisting as a single society.