My wife and I are going to be in Oaxaca de Juarez from about 6/25/11 for two months and are looking for a house to rent anywhere within walking distance from the Zocalo or near Jalatlaco. Does anyone have any suggestions for the best way to locate a house? Thanks all.
My husband and I are in Oaxaca de Juarez. We plan to go to Hualtulco and understand there are van services between here and there. Does anyone know where they are located within the city. Or, does anyone have a local phone number we could call? Thanks, Suzanne
I will be in Oaxaca shortly and need to purchase a low end dslr (preferably Canon) or high end point and shoot. Can anyone recommend a decent camera store or even a discount electronic place with a selection? Thanks, Lucifer
I'm looking for a basic apartment/studio (bed, bath w/ hot water, kitchen) for Oct 22 - Nov 5. I would prefer something economical within 2 to 4 blocks of the zocalo. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Victoria
This year we went to the Puerto Vallarta area and found it VERY expensive. Almost the same prices as at home in the US for restaurants and hotels. Are thing cheaper in Oaxaca ? there is less motivation to go to Mexico if it's going to cost so much ! Thanks
My husband & I are going to be in Oaxaca de Juarez the first two weeks of December, 2007. This is to be an exploratory trip in preparation for my retirement in a couple years. What should we plan to see? We'd like to meet some people who have retired there. Anyone interested? We'll have a rental car, is that a good idea? Would like to spend a couple nights here and there, not all in one place but all within hollering distance of the city.
Does anyone know if Casa Pereyra on Independencia (across from the Basilica) had to close due to all the earlier protests? I have reservations for the fall, but I just noticed their website is gone. I can only locate a generic page on mexonline.com. If you've been to Oax recently or live there, I would greatly appreciate an update on this hotel if you happen to know anything. But I really hope it's still open. Thank you, Victoria
tengo una foto bien antigua de fiero como puedo mandar la foto para que me puedan decir quien son ellos....gracias
We would like to travel to Oaxaca for Christmas, But we are a bit concerned about the security risk and heath facilities there. We have been to many remote places in the world, regardless of travel warnings etc. But we always check them out first thru venues such as travel forums etc. Thanks in advance Diana & Malachy McCourt
hi -- i am staying at this hotel from sept 30 thru oct 7. i am a little nervous, having read about the recent uproar, but i really don't want to cancel my trip. can someone tell me where this hotel is located relative to the zocalo? is it in an area that will be in the middle of the crowds? thanks -- susie margaret
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico has now issued a warning to travelers visiting Oaxaca or intending to do so - as a result of the escalating protests/violence. Here's the text: "August 8, 2006 Warden Notice Regarding Demonstrations in Oaxaca City, Oaxaca The U.S. Embassy advises its citizens in Oaxaca to avoid demonstrations being held by teachers and students. In recent weeks, the Teacher’s Union Groups have held demonstrations throughout the city of Oaxaca. Local media have reported vandalism, arrests, and injuries as a result of the ongoing confrontations. U.S. citizens in the vicinity are encouraged to avoid large crowds in the Oaxaca area. All persons are encouraged to remain in their homes or hotels, and to avoid downtown Oaxaca and surrounding areas during active demonstrations. Because striking teachers reportedly may attempt to close local airport facilities and the main highway linking Mexico City and Oaxaca, U.S. citizens in the area are advised to monitor local news reports and to contact their airline to confirm flight information. We wish to remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. U.S. citizens are urged to avoid the areas of demonstrations, and to exercise caution if within the vicinity of any protests. Since the timing and routes of marches and demonstrations are always subject to change, U.S. citizens should monitor local media sources for new developments."
Any one have some information on cheap hotels for a Group in Oaxaca. any recomentations and websites. Thanks.
I note that the VT pages only show Holiday Inn Express. Is there a hostel or other reasonably cheap, but safe and clean place to stay near the zocalo?
Do you know a good furnished apartment in Oaxaca? Regards, Brian A.
hi -- are there any local markets or in-person exhibitions in or around oaxaca where it is possible to see and/or purchase huichol art? i especially like the yarn paintings. thanks for any info. -- susie margaret
hi -- i will be in oaxaca from sept 30-oct 7. are there any festivals or special events happening at that time? thanks for any info. -- susie margaret
hi -- i saw one tip that seemed to suggest that there are beaches in (?) or near oaxaca. is this so? if there are some, how far away are they from downtown? please forgive my ignorance. i've scheduled a week's trip to oaxaca for the beginning of october but know hardly anything about it yet! thanks -- susie margaret
Hi all! I am recently hired English teacher living here in Oaxaca- for the time being in hostels. I am looking for an affordable (that is to say on a meager teacher's salary of about400/month) place to live. I would be happy to share and apt or house/ or even rent a room. Any advice of suggestion would be much appreciated! -Aamir email@example.com
Hi. I'll be in the city of Oaxaca from January 18 to 25, on a solo vacation. If anyone else will be there at the same time and would like to meet, let me know. I think evenings would be better as I'll be out and about during the days (what with all the attractions around the city!). Cheers!
How far is the beach from Oaxaca?
My wife and I plan to visit Oaxaca the last 10 days of May and are debating whether to rent a car for 5-7 days to visit Monte Alban, Tule, Mitla, and other outlying areas. Money is not the biggest issue. We were wondering whats the overall best, most convienent, most fun way to get around in the Oaxaca area. Thanks, Arne
My family (husband and 2 children ages 5 and 7) and I are hoping to contract a charter flight with Aerotucan in the afternoon on Saturday, March 26. Aerotucan will schedule a "private" flight for just the 4 of us, but will schedule another "regular" flight if 4 other adults request the flight as well. If anyone is interested in flying from Oaxaca to Huatulco in the afternoon rather than the morning of the 26th, please contact either me or Aerotucan as soon as possible. I can be directly contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks,
Did anyone notice the obvious mistake on my fist message. Of course i meant Oaxaca not Caracas, i think my imagination must be running away with itself. Cheers Finbar.
I thinking of moving To Caracas in September with my Colombian wife, and was wondering if anybody had any info about how easy it is to get work there, as my finances mean i can't afford the luxury of being a man of leisure. I've worked as an English teacher before, worked in bars etc, my Spanish is pretty good but not quite perfect. Any info on volunteering would also be handy. Also any info on cheap apartments, working visas etc would be very useful and appreciated. any websites would be lovely. Cheers Finbar
Hi - I was hoping someone could recommend a nice, laid-back place, maybe a B&B, to stay in Oaxaca City. I'm looking for something fairly inexpensive, but doesn't have to be super-cheap. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks so much!
Is the toll road from Mexico City to Oaxaca particularly windy or prone to inducing nausea? I had a few dizzying rides so far, and don't want to get into a 6 hour ride of curves and dizziness. Has anyone done the trip that can testify as to how straight or non-straight the road is?
We will be staying in Puerto Escondido for a week in January. We have narrowed the lodging down to Arco Iris, Surf Olas Altas and HOtel Santa Fe. We like a nice clean room with a veiw and where we can hear the waves at night and leave the windows open. A queen or king size bed and in a safe area close to town. No TV or telephone required. Any thoughts on these places?? Thanks so much!
Hi, I'm thinking of going to Oaxaca this December to practice my Spanish and to take photos. I'm looking for tips on flights, buses etc. I checked flights from Vancouver to Oaxaca and it looks like it is around900 - does anyone know of a more reasonable way to get there? I have about 10-14 days. Also wondering - is this a good place to be fully immersed in Spanish or is this too touristy. If it's too touristy, can you suggest a small villiage nearby that would be safe for a single gal? Thanks and happy travels!
A group of 12 women are meeting in Oaxaca on January 20th, 2005. Three of us would like to arrive earlier than the rest and travel to and from Palenque. Does anyone have suggestions for accomplishing this on-the-cheap? We are a gutsy bunch but see no sense in tempting fate. Rent a car? Maybe a bad idea with all the admonitions posted on loneyplanet. Public transport:? Can it be pre-booked? Price? Fly? Carriers? Cheap??? We exhausted our other resources. Then I thought of all you helpful people in VirtualTourist.
I can't find any flights from Oaxaca to Huatulco or Puerto Escondido that cost less that400 round trip. They all go via Mexico City and take four to five hours. I've looked into Expedia and Travelocity and tried Mexicana's website to no avail. Any ideas?