Walking around the busy but beautiful Centro Histórico in Oaxaca is so easy, safe, and fun to do. We walked about a mile from our first Airbnb to the city center every day, and really enjoyed seeing the mountains in the distance, small restaurants and shops lining the streets, and tourists and locals everywhere. We… Continue reading Colorful Oaxaca, Mexico – a Photo Story
Día de los Muertos is a two-day celebration in Mexico to show love and respect for deceased family members. The holiday is on November 1st and 2nd, and we made sure to be in Oaxaca, Mexico to celebrate since the town is known for a festive celebration. The centerpiece of the holiday is an ofrenda… Continue reading Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico
Puerto Escondido is of course full of beaches, but it's also full of people offering to take you on a tour to release baby sea turtles, see the bioluminescence lagoon, go fishing, or see dolphins. We went to see the sea turtles (albeit not on an official tour), and also took a dolphin tour which… Continue reading Watching Dolphins and Sea Turtles – a Three Hour Tour in Puerto Escondido
Our hotel on Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido has about 25 rooms, a communal kitchen, café, and pool, and we absolutely love it. Our hosts, Luz and Nino, and their handyman, Alejandro, are so lovely, welcoming, and helpful, that we end up having days where we don't even leave the hotel and end up cooking… Continue reading International Friends and More Turtles in Puerto Escondido!
The beaches of Puerto Escondido, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, are easily the best part of visiting this small town of 45,000 people. Each has their own vibe, things to do, and beautiful views. Playa Bacocho Playa Bacocho is the westernmost beach in the city. It's quiet, vast, with only one restaurant connected to… Continue reading Things to do in Puerto Escondido: Explore the Beaches