Jeanette and Frieda Kahlo look-alike, Oaxaca

Jeanette Valentine and a Frieda Kahlo look-alike, Oaxaca; (c) Soul Of America


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Mexican vacations usually conjure images of jet setters reclining on hot sands by day and burning up salsa dance floors by night. But a more culturally significant travel experience awaits in the City of Oaxaca (pronounced wa – HAW – ka). You will explore a more authentic Mexico, less altered by American tourism and 21st century hustle & bustle.

Oaxaca History ranges between 1500 and 500 BC, in the Zapotecan city of San José Mogote. It is now the state of Oaxaca, the largest settlement in the region. Early Oaxaca was home to 16 separate cultures. However, the Zapotecas and Mixtecas … More

Oaxaca’s charms are many, not the least among them the architectural marvels of its churches and convents. Perhaps the most visually alluring of the former is La Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzman … More

Lovers of Mexican folk art, crafts, dance, cuisine and historical sites will find an embarrassment of riches in this sprawling city laid at the feet of the Sierra Madre Mountains in southern Mexico … More

Oaxaca Eco-tours often venture to the neighboring state of Nayarit, with tour guides who show you the colonial capital of San Blas and the nature preserve of La Tovara. Its home to over 400 species of birds, including 35 species endemic to Mexico … More

Every year during the last two Mondays of the month of July the Guelaguetza, known as Fiesta de los Mondays del Cerro, is celebrated. The Oaxaca Festival to end all Oaxaca Festivals. All the regions show their best dances in the Guelaguetza Auditorium … More

Travel Tips
Electricity is the same as the U.S. however some outlets may require a converter. If you are not sure about outlets in your lodging and plan to use a laptop, purchase a surge protector as soon as you arrive in Mexico … More


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