Santa María del Tule oaxaca

How to get to Santa María del Tule?

Santa María del Tule is a small town located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is famous for housing the Tule Tree, believed to be the thickest tree in the world and one of the oldest living things. This tree is an ahuehuete (Mexican cypress) with a circumference of approximately 42 meters and is estimated to be more than 2,000 years old.

Location: Santa María del Tule is located about 10 kilometers east of the city of Oaxaca de Juárez, the capital of the state of Oaxaca, in Mexico. It is easily accessible by car from Oaxaca, and public transportation is also available.

When is it best season to go? The climate in Santa María del Tule is generally warm and dry for much of the year, with a rainy season from June to September. The best time to visit depends on your personal preferences. However, many visitors prefer to go during the dry season, which runs from November to May, to avoid the rains and enjoy more comfortable conditions for exploring the area and taking photographs of the Tule Tree.

El arbol del Tule
Mercado gastronomico santa maria del Tule

How to get to Santa María del Tule on your own?


To get to Santa María del Tule we recommend 2 options:

1.-Bus:   You take the bus (red and white car) that says El Tule at the Estadio Eduardo Vasconcelos baseball stadium on Human Rights Avenue. It costs 15 pesos and takes approximately 20 minutes to arrive.

2.- Go by bicycle: You will take the railway cycle path 20km straight until you reach the town of Santa Maria del Tule, it is an easy journey, but it takes around 2 hours to arrive and another 2 hours to return.

Here we leave you a place where you can rent bicycles, the store is called Bicibella Bicibella Oaxaca – Google Maps

Árbol del Tule 1
Tours in Oaxaca
Árbol del Tule
Iglesia de santa maria del tule
Iglesia de santa maria del tule

What to do in Santa María del Tule?

  • Visit the Tule Tree: The main attraction of Santa María del Tule is, without a doubt, the Tule Tree.
  • You can take a walk around the tree to appreciate its impressive size and admire its natural beauty.
  • Explore the town: Santa María del Tule is a picturesque town with quiet streets and a central square.
  • You can enjoy a relaxing walk through its cobbled streets and admire the local architecture.
  • Try the gastronomy: In the town and its surroundings you will find several restaurants and food stalls where you can taste typical dishes from the Oaxaca region, such as tlayudas, mole,tasajo and quesillo.
  • Visit the church of Santa María: The church of Santa María del Tule, built in the 17th century, is another point of interest in the town.
  • You can visit it to appreciate its colonial architecture and decorated interior.

Tips for the visit:

  • Bring sunscreen and water, especially if you visit during the dry season, as the sun can be intense and the weather can be hot.
  • If you plan to visit the Tule Tree during peak tourist season, such as Easter or holidays, it is advisable to arrive early to avoid crowds.
  • Respect the natural environment and follow the instructions on the information signs to preserve the Tule Tree and its surroundings.

    Remember that we also offer different types of tours to visit Santa María del Tule that include round-trip transportation from the Casa Maguey Hotel, a visit to the Arbol del Tule, the gastronomic market and more.

    I hope this guide is useful to you in planning your visit to Santa María del Tule in Oaxaca! If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
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