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The Best of Oaxaca

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Oaxaca offers welcoming locals, a beautiful rich history, and delicious, authentic cuisine. Experience the best of Oaxaca in this customized itinerary for you and your travel companion(s). Stay at the charming Casa Oaxaca, enjoy two days of private touring inside and outside the city, experience a cooking lesson with a local Zapotec family (complete with a morning visit the the market with the chef) and end with a celebratory meal at the famous Como Agua Para Chocolate Restaurant.
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Calle de Manuel García Vigil 407, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
Small and intimate, Hotel Casa Oaxaca feels quintessentially Oaxacan: It’s colonial in style, with whitewashed walls contrasting with vivid pops of carnelian red and fuchsia. It’s surrounded by local vegetation. And it’s filled...
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Miguel Hidalgo 1002, Zona Feb 10 2015, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
The artisans in this region still use the traditional form of black clay pottery of their ancestors. I met artisan Ermundo de Coyotepec while traveling in this area.
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Marinero, Brisas de Zicatela, Oax., Mexico
Brad's Split Coconut has been going strong for over 12 years in Puerto Escondido, and its latest location under a set of shady palm trees on Marinero Beach is its best. Grab a plastic chair, dig your toes into the sand, and dive into a rib dinner,...
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Calle Primera Pte. 103, Centro, 71980 Puerto Escondido, Oax., Mexico
The name says it all, "Beautiful Coast Restaurant" has a million dollar view you can almost not find anywhere else in the world unless you paid big bucks of money. But in this clean, cozy restaurant just off Playa Principal you can enjoy fresh...
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Reforma No. 506, Col. Centro, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
Just down the street from where we stayed in Oaxaca there was a mezcal bar called Mezcaloteca. It was staffed by one woman, very studiously sharing her love of mezcal. She poured us a tasting of three different mezcals into the little gourd cups:...
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Macedonio Alcalá s/n, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
The Santo Domingo Church is absolutely the most beautiful church I've seen yet in Mexico. The walls and ceiling are covered with paintings and murals, much like the Sistine Chapel. Next door is an ex-convento, a monastery, that is now the Regional...
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Calle de Armenta y López 120, OAX_RE_BENITO JUAREZ, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
The coffee in Oaxaca is better than it is in Mexico City but still not Blue Bottle standard. We found this relatively new place near the 20 November market. The espresso is great. They roast their own beans and also serve food. Plus free Wi-Fi—...
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Victor Bravo Ahuja Nte, Santa Lucía del Camino, Oax., Mexico
A cemetery is not normally an exciting place, but on November 1st and 2nd in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Panteon General is the place to be. Day of the Dead, or 'Dia de los Muertos' is a huge holiday in Oaxaca. Crowds flock to San Miguel Cemetery to...
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Xolotl, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico
This market is small enough to try every food stall, but with enough diversity to make you feel like you’re at an organic food festival. Italian pastries and Korean noodle bowls sit side by side. Tortillas are filled with squash blossoms and bean...