Puerto Escondido

Photo: Kyle Pearce, Sunset at Playa Zicatela (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Tlacolula de Matamoros

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, Día de Plaza (Used with permission) Tlacolula de Matamoros has a storied past. The Zapotecs founded this town around the year 1250 and called it Guichiibaa. Google Maps Sunday MarketSunday is Market Day and this is one of the oldest in all of Mesoamerica, and it is the largest in the …

Oaxaca Links

Escudo Oaxaca What would locals like others know about Oaxaca? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: 2022 ElectionsElecciones México 2022: Morena llega al poder en Oaxaca por primera vez en la historia | Elecciones mexicanas – EL PAÍS MéxicoEN VIVO Elecciones Oaxaca 2022 minuto x minuto Wikipedia HeadlinesEspera Oaxaca a 122 mil turistas …

Oaxaca

Photo: Veronica Lazo Mendoza, 2021 Feast Day, Santiago Juxtlahuaca There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys, and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EwSotfXHoD5gptc57 Amazon.comMoon Travel Oaxaca Parks Cities and Towns Features Planeta.com

Huatulco

Photo: Ron Mader, Sunset (Some rights reserved) Huatulco is one of Mexico’s newst resorts and is located on the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca. The town has beautiful beaches and bays, many of which are accessible via motorboat (lancha). Huatulco is known for its nine bays, powdery white sand beaches, and surrounding mountains. Adventurous travelers head …

Zapotec

Indigenous Peoples Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Oaxaca with an incredible breadth and depth of culture. This page feature working notes on Zapotec culture past, present, and future with an emphasis on history, language, traditional dance, and food. As a language, Zapotec is a group of languages spoken principally in Oaxaca, and also parts of Veracruz …

CORTV

Logo One of our fave YouTube channels, the Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión (CORTV), aka the Oaxacan Radio and Television Corporation – cortv.oaxaca.gob.mx – is a government agency of Oaxaca charged with the operation of radio and television stations in the state. Official spin: CORTV is a public non-profit means of communication that fosters …