Just so you know ... there are more than one hundred towns named
Etla in the state of Oaxaca.
Market day in Villa de Etla is Wednesday. Specialties include meats
(chorizo, cecina) and cooked dishes including enchiladas, barbacoa
and caldo de menudo.
This is an humid region of the Central
Valley. The local swimming pool is the Vista Hermosa Balenario.
On the outskirts of Guadalupe Etla, San
José El Mogote was once of the most important urban centers
in the Americas.
Reyes Etla hosts its own Guelaguetza
San Agustín Etla is home to a new cottage industry -- hand-made
paper. The town's first paper-making workshop is Taller Arte Papel
Oaxaca in Vista Hermosa. Visits are scheduled in the early morning
hours at this innovative workshop housed in the ex-hydroelectric
plant. More information is available at the Instituto
de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca.
de Las Artes de San Agustín (CASA) opened in March 2006.
Launched by artist Francisco
Toledo, who has since left the project, the Centro de Artes
has received support from the state and federal government, including
Conculta (National Council for Culture and the Arts) and CENART
(National Center for the Arts).
Located in the renovated Vista Hermosa textile mill, CASA is an
educational center and workshop which aspires toward 'eco-friendly'
Another workshop is Papel Oaxaca, which offers courses
on paper-making and green-building techniques.
SAN LORENZO CACAOTEPEC
Seasons of my Heart
offers cooking classes in San Lorenzo Cacaotepec.
Santiago Etla hosts its town festival on January 21.
Neighborhoods include the Alta and Bajo.
Who can resist the Lady Killer village?