Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
  • Introducing MeganM
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 15 at 03:23 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Honeymoon Planning - help wanted!
  2. 2 Best beach close to DF
  3. 3 Should I Cancel My Trip to Guadalajara in 2 Weeks?
  4. 4 First time to Mexico - GTO and SMA General questions
  5. 5 Costa Rica- 1 week September
  6. 6 Osa Peninsula
  7. 7 [Nicaragua] Non-surfing beaches near San Juan Del Sur
  8. 8 car needed for trip to Yucatan?
  9. 9 2 weeks in Mexico
  10. 10 Merida-where to stay
  11. 11 Trip Report Spanish School In Quetzaltenango
  12. 12 Trip Report Hopefulist in Guatemala, Spring 2015
  13. 13 Cancun AI - best beach? please help
  14. 14 Last minute Cancun trip must do's?
  15. 15 Trip Report Sun, Sand and the Yucatan
  16. 16 Where should we spend four nights in Maya Riviera?
  17. 17 ADO Bus Ticket Question
  18. 18 Injury on the Belize Zip- need legal advice
  19. 19 Panama-like canal in the near future for Nicaragua?
  20. 20 Advice desired for a family trip to costa rica
  21. 21 help with getting from to Oaxaca to Merida via bus- w/ stops, of course!
  22. 22 What's the best hotel in the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica?
  23. 23 SFO to Mexico_5 days total
  24. 24 CasaMagana Marriott Puerto Vallart
  25. 25 Trip Report Family Fun in Dominical-Trip Report
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report 5 Weeks in Chocolate Paradise

Jump to last reply

Oaxaca is a most interesting city & area.
I arrived 3 days before my apartment was available due to a change of plans. I had planned on taking the bus down the coast to Puerto Escondido via Acapulco but demonstrations shut down Highway 200 between Zihuatanejo & Acapulco, so I flew Aeromexico via MEX for $198 US.
Arrived mid afternoon on the 6th of February at the surprisingly small but adequate airport that looked to be very new. Caught the "collectivo" for 60 pesos a true bargain. It turned out to be a regular cab which I shared with 3 others.
About 20 minutes to the Hotel Oaxaca Magico in El Centro. It was a very nice small hotel. Room was small (would hate to share it with my wife's luggage) bur well equipped & meticulously clean.
Excellent cable, WiFi & the tiny bathroom had all the amenities of far more expensive then my $56 US rate here. The staff was the best especially the young lady who seemed to run the front desk day & night.
After getting settled I returned to the front desk where I was given a much better map than I had downloaded off the internet. She gave me correct instructions to get to the Zocalo, but 3 blocks away. I of course with my unerring sense of direction & excellent Spanish skills took a wrong turn at the first corner & headed in the wrong direction. After I walked about 5 blocls hitting a major highway I suspected I was headed in the wrong direction.
So turning around I found the Zocalo on my second try.
Lovely Square with a string of cafes on 2 sides, hotel & cathedral on a third & abandoned government buildings on the 4th. This is the result of the protest/demonstrations back in the mid 2000's that just about wiped out the tourist business for a few years. While the demonstrators are still there it is a much lower key & no violence that I saw.
Had my first Mole dish at one of the street level cafe finding it Delicious! With my first cup of Chocolate Caliente after I knew I was in for agreat 5 weeks.
More later

33 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement