Santa María El Tule
This is the easiest of these side trips. There is really only one thing to see, and it’s a tree, “El Arbol del Tule”… but what a tree! Even if your not especially interested in trees this one will blow you away. It is said to be the world’s largest tree, and once you see this magnificent natural wonder you will not doubt this claim.
El Arbol del Tule, which is actually a Ahuehuete Cypress, is over 130 ft. high, boasts a diameter of over 170 ft., weighs over 500 tons and is approximately 2000 years old. Very impressive tree!
Location: Only 5 miles east of Oaxaca on highway 190 (to Tehuantepec).