To Teotitlán del Valle! This charming Zapotec village in the mountains of Oaxaca state in Mexico hosts the most amazing weavers in the region. We spent a few days here in February, 2018, and were immersed in the weaving / farming lifestyle there. Nearly all of the community of about 5,600 people weave commercially – this […]
I have been traveling around South Mexico for a month now and came across many beautiful places, but none of them have blew me away as much as Magical Mazunte. When I first set off through my travel to Mexico, I have never heard about Mazunte. Thanks to a couple of people that I have […]
Oaxaca city is full of markets, as is the surrounding region. You can get pretty much anything at them and vendors will poke fried insects at you to try. If this is one of your last stops and you want some random stuff and presents for home I definitely suggest grabbing some stuff here. Across […]
*prices and routes as of April 22nd, 2015 A guide to fast, efficient and cheap travel from Puerto Escondido to Salina Cruz, and all points between (San Augustanillo, Mazunte, Zipolite). The following guide is used for ground transportation in the area commonly known as La Playa Chica “The Little Beach”. This is actually a fairly […]
Mexico has a number of famous tourist destinations, but there are still many mysterious places off the beaten path that are waiting to be discovered. Zipolite, also nicknamed “the Beach of the Dead” is one of those special places. Playa De Amor and Roca Blanca There are probably thousands of beaches in Mexico, but […]
The Mexican state of Oaxaca is a magical place known around the world for mysticism, day of the dead celebrations, and natural wonders. Hierve el Agua, located 70km outside of Oaxaca City, is a spectacular series of rock formations. It’s created from calcium deposits resembling a petrified waterfall, flowing into the seemingly endless valley floor […]
For a little vacation within a vacation, we spent a week in Puerto Escondido on Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast.
The Oaxaca coast is home to three of the seven species of giant sea turtles in the world. Many of these species are endangered but the people here are not going to let them fade quietly into extinction. Every morning and night, volunteers patrol the beaches looking for sea turtles that have laid their eggs. […]
It is March, the Jacaranda are in bloom, and I am in Oaxaca.
Árbol del Tule has the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world. The age is unknown, local Zapotec legend holds that it was planted about 1,400 years ago by Pecocha, a priest of Ehecatl, the Aztec wind god.