Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Chocoluchy Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. History Chocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the use and introduced this …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: Masked 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). New = Nuevo Teotitlán Del Valle’s New Centro Cultural Comunitario Natural …

Weavers of Teotitlán del Valle

Poster Looking for a beautiful rug, carpet or weaving? Walk with the weavers. Visitors find many of the doors open to the family homes/workshops in the Zapotec town of Teotitlán del Valle. Almost every family in this village earns part of their livelihood from weaving. This directory — created free of charge to the weavers …

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 rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you could be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, check out …

Oaxaca Art

Photo: Neil Pyatt, Ceramic Fins Take an art walk on the streets of Oaxaca City. This guide focuses on art galleries and the artists. This southern Mexico state is known for its traditional culture and innovation. On the arts scene, Oaxaca leads the nation. The state is home to some of Mexico’s most famous painters, …

Oaxaca Links

Escudo Oaxaca Links related to Oaxaca presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @GobOax @VocesValle @kumoontun @ActLenguas @pilar_cabrera1 @AIP_Oaxaca @OaxacaCulture @ororadio @icomexico @FundacionEnVia @becariqrschool @MunicipioOaxaca @ppavel77 @Jualjire @CocinerasTOax @ImparcialOaxaca @GuerrerosOax @TurismoCdOax Facebook Alebrijes Jimenez Oaxaca La Cosecha Oaxaca Comala Arquidiócesis de Antequera Oaxaca Te Invito a Oaxaca El Piñero de la Cuenca Chepiche Café Ciudad de …

Oaxaca Options

Photo: Papel Oaxaca From the archives: Oaxaca Options was a series of panel discussions, lectures and small fairs organized by Amigos del Sol Language School and Planeta.com from 2001-2013. Launched in 2001, the series encouraged colleagues to share lessons learned in developing travel and tourism options that supports natural and cultural diversity in Oaxcaca, Mexico. …

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

Photo: La Primavera 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 Maps goo.gl/maps/EwSotfXHoD5gptc57 Amazon.com Moon Travel Oaxaca Parks Chacahua Lagoons Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve Cities and Towns Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City …