The town of
Santa Catarina Lachatao (elevation 2,100 meters) has fine hiking
and excellent food.
Located in Oaxaca's Sierra
Juárez, the town has access to a labyrinth of trails
and is a member of the Pueblos
History buffs should check out the ex-Hacienda Cinco
Señores which processed gold mined in the area.
The Fiesta Patronal in honor of Saint Catherine is
held on November 25th. There is another town party on August 15th
celebrating the Assumption of Mary.
The town bottles fresh water at the India Pura factory
at the Las Vigas springs, a 90 minute walk from the center of town.