Mazunte

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg Enriquez / Rebozo Tours The Pacific coast town of Mazunte is famous for its sea turtles and recommended for chilling out. First the turtles. Thousands of Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys) turtles arrive en masse to lay their eggs in nearby Escobilla Bay. The nesting season usually begins in May and lasts for several …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: At the church (2007) Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi or Ladih in the local language). Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DbWimDqvvGRwAh5a6 Natural WorldIn the Náhuatl language of …

Teotitlán del Valle Talking Dictionary

Screenshot The Zapotec Talking Dictionary of Teotitlán del Valle began in 2013. This project has received collaboration from 35 native speakers from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. Key Linkstalkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu/teotitlan/talkingdictionary.swarthmore.edu What we love: everything. Visiting Teotitlán del Valle is one of the sweetest experiences in the world, made richer by appreciating the locals and respecting the …

Where to buy folk art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Woven ipod @ Veronica Lazo Mendoza Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City, La Verde Antequera. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven textiles, ceramics, or elaborate wooden figures – the famous alebrijes – you might be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, check …

Puerto Escondido

Photo: Kyle Pearce, Sunset at Playa Zicatela Puerto Escondido is a picturesque retreat on Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast. A 19th-century shipping point for coffee plantations and later ‘discovered’ by surfers in the 1970s, Puerto Escondido is a relatively new town. The town’s official founding dates to 1928 when it took its names from rocks in the …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Photo: Salmon (Arial Playas) March 19 is Artisan Day (Día del Artesano). The date is the feast day of Saint Joseph, the human father of Jesus and a carpenter by trade. Oaxaca Spotlight Planeta.com and the Facebook Group Oaxaca Markets (Mercados de Oaxaca) showcase favorite folk art and folk artists. We call for more photos …

Oaxaca’s Taller De La Araña

Oaxaca City Faves Friends visiting Oaxaca City are encouraged to greet my old neighbor Boris Loredo, aka Spider at his workshop, Taller De La Araña, Alcalá #902. HeadlinesArtista oaxaqueño Boris Spider instala nacimiento en fachada del Andador TurísticoBoris Spider, un artista popular FacebookBorisTaller Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/XSCd9nDo9qBN6FpeA Planeta.com

Sierra Juárez

Photo: Bosque de Ixtán Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez is home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia, and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. All well and good, so our questions lean toward the practicalities of visiting in a responsible, conscious, sustainable, eco-friendly way. …

Oaxaca City’s Comala Restaurant

Logo Favorite places and people Oaxaca City: ComalaLocation: Pino Suárez #300 Key LinksFacebookVideos Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Fh8wNMBexQtUXBTY9 HistoryThe earliest incarnation of the restaurant opened in 1996. It then changed to Decano on 5 de Mayo. In 2007 the restaurant changed address to Allende and became Comala again. And in 2018: Pino Suárez #300 The restaurant takes its …