Ho, Ho, Oaxaca

Old Oct 20th, 2014, 07:50 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 460
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ho, Ho, Oaxaca

We (my husband and I) have just decided we'd love to spend Christmas in Oaxaca. and are concerned it may bit too late. Since it's Christmas and this will be our gift to each other I really want somewhere nice to stay. Can you recommend somewhere?

What about schedules of Posada's etc. Do you know where we can find a list?

Any other hints or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
impacked is offline  
Old Oct 21st, 2014, 09:34 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The festival de Los Rabanos on Christmas eve is not to be missed. It is bizarre and totally amazing.

We like Parador San Miguel very much. A block off the Ocalo but quiet and peaceful and a very good restaurant onsite also. Lovely little courtyard.
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 21st, 2014, 09:35 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sorry, my mistake, Rabanos is afternon and night of Dec. 23
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 22nd, 2014, 08:29 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 460
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Really, Night of the Radishes Festival? What can I bring in order to participate?
impacked is offline  
Old Oct 23rd, 2014, 09:07 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You can not participate, you can observe. And eat bunelos and smash the plate that night.

Just google it, yes it is real. Google it and you will see.
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 23rd, 2014, 09:10 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/3...anos-in-oaxaca

http://gomexico.about.com/od/festiva...stival-Photos/

See here re the bunelos tradition:

http://oaxaca-travel.com/guide/cultu...vo=10.08.10.06
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 23rd, 2014, 09:13 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Good video here

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=id_FKUfUG6o
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 24th, 2014, 04:39 PM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 460
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thank you all for your info. I plan to spend Sunday doing more research and fine out if there are any nicer end hotel room available.
impacked is offline  
Old Oct 24th, 2014, 07:23 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How high end do you want? Parador San Miguel is very nice. if you want really high end, look at the Quinta Real Oaxaca. It's the highest end in Oaxaca.
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2014, 05:26 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 22,217
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We are booked for a week in November at Casa Oaxaca. It is on the high end for the city and very small, but you might want to take a look. I've stayed a few times at Quinta Real, before it had that name. There is a big variationn in rooms, so I would investigate before booking, and take a look at the room before checking in.

http://www.en.casaoaxaca.com.mx/
ekscrunchy is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2014, 08:25 AM
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 460
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's not that I want fancy but since it's the holidays I really want charming and festive. Thanks and will check out your suggestions.
impacked is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2014, 12:30 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
there are lots of holiday decor the streets, lights, hangings across the streets, etc. around Christmas. But I have not seen a lot of decorations inside the hotels. If that is what you mean by festive....

The Christmas festivity and celebrations all take placein the streets and zocalo.

See this trip advisor post by Alvin Starkmam, who is a guide in Oaxaca and who owns a B&B there also. He talks about the different posadas and parades.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...rn_Mexico.html
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 26th, 2014, 08:34 PM
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 460
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thank you. I guess when I say festive I mean I vibe and I always enjoy colonial décor. But, now I'm having a major problem with finding anyone that has vacancies. I've sent emails to 8 hotels which web sites they are booked and hoped someone will find a room at the inn for us.
impacked is offline  
Old Oct 27th, 2014, 09:16 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,765
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Check out http://www.booking.com/hotel/mx/oaxa...PwS18396679105
Nice moderate hotel with excellent staff. But 3 blocks to Plaza.
Stewbear is offline  
Old Oct 28th, 2014, 07:01 AM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
if you truly can not find anything in the entire city, there are options just outside of town. Two that come to mind are Linda Hanna's B&B (she is a serious folk art collector and guide and her house is filled with the most wonderful collection of MX folk art I have ever seen) or Alvin Starkmann's B&B (also a guide). Both of them will drive you into the city and pick you up to get back, or you can easily cab it.

http://www.folkartfantasy.com


http://www.tomzap.com/machaya.html
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 28th, 2014, 07:04 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Another link for Alvin Starkman's place:

http://www.oaxacadream.com
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 29th, 2014, 08:15 AM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 12,188
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not high-end, but definitely charming: Las Golondrinas. Probably not what the poster wants, but mentioning it in case others are looking.
WillTravel is offline  
Old Oct 29th, 2014, 10:30 AM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3,616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
impacked, please let us know where you end up staying...
emd3 is offline  
Old Oct 30th, 2014, 08:33 PM
  #19  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 460
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We could not get a hotel for the entire time so we are splitting up between : La Casona de Tita and Hotel Casa de Sierra Azul which is a little closer to the center. I'm sure they will both be fine and we are very excited.
impacked is offline  
Old Oct 30th, 2014, 11:33 PM
  #20  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 12,188
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yes, I think you'll do well with both of those!
WillTravel is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Tdiddy12
Mexico & Central America
6
Apr 24th, 2019 04:31 AM
rosentej
Mexico & Central America
5
Oct 4th, 2010 10:48 PM
taconictraveler
Mexico & Central America
5
Jan 7th, 2008 04:02 AM
adamsparks
Mexico & Central America
10
Jan 2nd, 2007 07:41 AM
LaVisiteure
Mexico & Central America
4
May 24th, 2005 04:17 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:45 AM.