The Caves of Guila Naquitz

Hike to pre-Hispanic caves in the birthplace of corn


Just a short drive east of Oaxaca are caves which harbored the earliest evidence of cultivated corn.  This area, near the archeological site of Yagul, is now protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.  This hike takes us out through desert cactus and brush to some of the caves to admire the ancient cave paintings.


Ancient cave paintings