Oaxaca’s La Cosecha Market (Feb 2018)

Screenshot: CORTV The latest video from Oaxaca’s La Cosecha Market has been uploaded by the state’s public television station, CORTV: La Cosecha is an organic market consisting of 37 producers and artisans who are engaged in different activities, such as fruit and vegetable harvesting, textile processing, gastronomy, among others. This project has worked in collaboration …

Villa de Etla

Screenshot: CORTV, Aurelio Reyes Ramírez Villa de Etla was founded by the Zapotecs and its name means “where beans abound”, this community is an important piece in the history of Oaxaca and that is why it has great architectural pieces such as the Dominican Convent of the sixteenth century. La Villa de Etla fue fundada …

Chocolate Oaxaca

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 to the …

Radish Night 2017

Poster: Uriel Barranc Oaxaca City, Mexico – 2017 is the 120th iteration of the annual Noche de Rábanos, aka Radish Night, which takes place on Saturday, December 23 in the downtown zócalo. This is a horticultural pageant, testimony to agriculture and folk art. Who to follow on Twitter? @cortv, @TurismoCdOax Hashtags: #120Años #EchandoRaíces #NocheDeRábanos #RaícesQueDejanHuella Livestreaming CORTV is livestreaming a three-hour recap …

La Cosecha Market Visit, November 2017

Oaxaca City – One of our favorite brick-and-mortar institutions is the beloved La Cosecha Market. Here are the photos and archived live video from Migue Márquez Today I had the opportunity to know this beautiful place and since you enter you will see a lot of smiles, kindness of flavors, colors and smells. I leave you …

2017 Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Photo: Ciudad de Oaxaca Turismo Mexico’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead are world famous. Here are snapshots from 2017: Oaxaca, Mexico Day of the Dead Playlist Guadalajara, Mexico Mexico City Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern …

Buying Crafts in Oaxaca

Photo: Ron Mader, Arial Playas’ Carved Salmon Collectors seeking traditional black pottery or painted wooden figures can arrange visits to the homes and workshops of the artisans. Here’s our guide to the featured crafts from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Craft-making Towns San Agustin Etla – With two paper-making workshops in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca …

San Antonino Castillo Velasco

Places to visit in Oaxaca: San Antonino Castillo Velasco A fuego lento es como las mujeres oriundas de San Antonino Castillo Velasco cocinan sus tradicionales empanadas de amarillo, producto de una herencia ancestral que se desprende de su abuela, es como doña Carmen Sánchez Hernández conserva la receta original de la elaboración de las empanadas que …