5a Privada de la Noria 316, Centro, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, 68083, Mexico
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Chole showed us how she cards, spins and dyes wool
Cycling pilgrim from Juquila.
The reception at the hotel florida in Oaxaca.
liked the blue one 3500/3000 pesos
Cheap Hotel In Oaxaca for a group....
Any one have some information on cheap hotels for a Group in Oaxaca. any recomentations and websites.
RE: Cheap Hotel In Oaxaca for a group....
Having taken groups to Oaxaca, I have one question: How large is your group? What age group are they? In the downtown area, I suggest the Hotel Calesa Real, which is centrally located and accommodates groups easily. Another choice if your group is small is Las Golondrinas, a garden B&B not far from the Calesa. If you will be using van transportation, try the Best Western Fortin Plaza, which is a bit of a walk from the Zocalo, but a nice place to stay and inexpensive for a 4-star hotel. I don't usually recommend hostels in Mexico, but a friend of mine stayed at the Paulina Youth Hostel a couple of years ago and I visited her there. It was newly built, clean,and pleasant and it cost her only US $9 per night! (She was 50 years old at the time, so the place is not age-limited.)
Hope this helps,
Martha Racine Taylor
Author of Spanish-Live It and Learn It! The Complete Guide to Language Immersion Schools in Mexico
RE: RE: Cheap Hotel In Oaxaca for a group....
Muchas gracias por tu respuesta, well I have a group of 8 people including my self and we will be there just for 3 days, and we do not have a van, We would like somehting that is centraly located...
Travel Tips for Oaxaca de Juárez
fresh ground chocolate
One block south of Mercado Juarez you will find numerous chocolate grinders / mixers. You can try it either hot or cold, with milk or with water. The Mayordomo store has a bar which you can sit at, have a chico mio and watch them grind / mix the cocoa, canela, almonds and sugar. The aroma is intoxicaing and divine.
No, I'm not referring to tipping in restaurants but tipping if you take photographs on the streets-- if you see someone adorned in colourful traditional costumes sitting on the streets, be mindful that they will demand/ask that you pay them a tip after you snap a photo.
Eg. This picture!
Watch out for that rainy season! Just because you're in southern Mexico doesn't mean you won't want warm clothing...it gets real chilly and wet! Make sure you've got what you need, but it's not hard to get ahold of new things when you run out. Gigante's a very American-looking store, and great for buying all kinds of things.
Grasshoppers... do you dare?
grasshoppers, or "chapulines", are commonly sold along this she's just south of the so-called will. These creatures range from small to large and are fried chili. If you're feeling adventurous definitely did them a try. My conclusion is that the smaller ones are tastier ( perhaps because there is more chili and less grasshopper). when eating the larger ones, you might want to remove the legs first.
Almost each day of the week is market day in one of the towns in the valleys around Oaxaca.
On Friday I took a tour to Ocotlan Market and on Saturday to Tlacolula. I liked the first one better, probably because of the layout, which was very "maze like" and the local colour and music.
Many hotels and travel agencies arrange tours that combine a market and some other sites into a day or half-day tour. It's more expensive than just taking a local bus, but a lot simpler and more efficient, and you get an english speaking tour guide as part of the package. You may also get a demonstration of pottery, carpet weaving, etc, in one of the handicraft villages.
I paid 180 pesos ($17) for a 4-5 hour tour including 3 or 4 stops.
Popular Hotels in Oaxaca de Juárez
Camino Real Oaxaca
Calle 5 de Mayo 300, Oaxaca, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 68000, Mexico
Constitucion # 206, Oax, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, CP. 68000, Mexico