Ocotlán de Morelos is located on highway 175, 30 kilometers from the city of Oaxaca. Fridays are the traditional market days and visitors can find fruits and vegetables, handcrafts such as pottery, baskets, hardware, cutlery, leather goods, hats, wood carvings, traditional footwear and beverages such as mezcal and tejate (a cool refreshing drink based on toasted corn and cacao with a waxy foam floating on top). 

Of special interest are the temple and the Dominican ex-convent built towards the end of the 16th century and recently restored by the municipal authorities with the help of Rodolfo Morales, the world famous painter born in this colonial city. His house is now a museum-workshop where many of the artists paintings are on permanent exhibit.