Jesus Carranza 120, Esq. con Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, 68000, Mexico
More about Oaxaca de Juárez
one of the women we helped with a microloan
More cycling pilgrims.
La casa del mezcal, Oaxaca.
I am not that happy close the edge
casa san felipe hotel
i am staying at this hotel from sept 30 thru oct 7. i am a little nervous, having read about the recent uproar, but i really don't want to cancel my trip. can someone tell me where this hotel is located relative to the zocalo? is it in an area that will be in the middle of the crowds?
thanks -- susie margaret
RE: casa san felipe hotel
Develop a "Plan B" in the even the current massive disruptions and violence in Oaxaca continue. Personally, I'd choose a different destionation . . . this trip.
RE: casa san felipe hotel
Did you end up staying at Casa San Felipe Hostal in Oaxaca? I am thinking of staying there in March (hopefully the strike will be settle by then), and would like to know about the quality, cleanliness and neighborhood. Any info appreciated.
casa san felipe hotel
yes, i stayed at the casa san felipe hotel. be sure that we are talking about the same place -- i was at xicotencatl #212 in central oaxaca. i believe that there is another hotel with a similar name, but it is in the suburbs.
the hotel is lovely. the rooms are very nicely furnished, although a bit short on storage space, and the people who work there are extremely nice, friendly, and generally a pleasure to be around. the senora who manages things speaks english, but the other workers do not, so consider yourself warned. however, everyone responds to even rudimentary spanish.
they have maid service every day, very conscientious.
they do NOT cash traveler's checks or change dollars to pesos; however, there are casas de cambio (money-changing places) everywhere, and banks also.
the hotel does not have a restaurant, but there are many restaurants downtown, esp at the zocalo (main square).
the hotel is about four or five blocks from the zocalo. i would recommend it highly to anyone.
i am certain that things will have been resolved by march. there were many people hanging around, selling crafts, meeting, etc., at the zocalo when i was there, but things have deteriorated in the last few days, and i understand that the zocalo is now practically deserted except for the people who defend the traffic barricades at night.
oaxaca and its environs are lovely. don't miss monte alban, a zapotec ruins from 1,500 BC (if i am remembering correctly). i will be posting entries on oaxaca on my virtual tourist pages in the next several weeks, so maybe you can check those while you are getting ready for your trip.
-- in traveling solidarity -- susie margaret
Travel Tips for Oaxaca de Juárez
The US consular agent (951) 4-30-54), open Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm, is at Alcala' 201. You can find the Canadian (951) 3-37-77), Italian (951) 5-31-15), German and British representatives (both (951) 6-56-00) all at Hidalgo 817/5. The French representative (951) 6-35-22) is at Guerrero 101.
Oaxaca de Juárez Tip
'Tree of Tule' (Oaxaca). This willow is the widest tree of the world, with 22 m of diameter. Some people behind the white fence to the left of the picture can be used as scale to appraise the dimensions of the trunk.
thought sandals would be a good thing....
I thought sandals would be appropriate but by the end of the day my feet were fairly dirty - and exploring ruins was slightly uncomfortable due to gravel. Bring a pair of sturdy walking shoes. Be sure to bring sunblock - the sun is strong. Brought along immodium and pepto bismal but didn't need to use it - you should bring it just in case.
Fundación En Vía
I have recently spent time in Oaxaca, Mexico and while I had a lot of very cool experiences, the most worthwhile thing was the tour that I went on with Fundación En Vía (www.envia.org). It is a non-profit micro finance organization working to fight poverty in Oaxaca that takes travelers on tours of Teotitlán del Valle to see the local businesses that have been put into place by groups of women. This is a perfect way to both see another side of Oaxaca while giving back to the wonderful people that live in it. The trip was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone.
booked the 18th a tour for tule, teotitlan del valle, mitla ,hierve el aqua and mazatlan. I went here on the 20th of februari 2008. Needed to be at ready at 9.45 - 10.00 at hostal Ponchon.
bus came to late and went back to Hotel Rivera again so things became shorter.
you can see the tree outside the vence or as i did buy a ticket 3 pesos and the info is on the ticket.
this is the widest tree. they use the money because it needs so much water.
Spend 20 minutes here normally 30 minutes to spend
Popular Hotels in Oaxaca de Juárez
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