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Recent Oaxaca reviews

  • Beautiful Villa - awesome time!

    "Quinta Alegria is fantastic! My husband and I along with our two adult daughters (20 & 22) had an incredible time while staying at Quinta Alegria. The view of the infinity edge pool out to the ocean from the outdoor living room was breathtaking. We spent each morning leisurely drinking coffee in this tranquil beautiful setting. We have traveled to many beach resorts in Mexico on both the Caribbean and Pacific and stayed in villas, condos, all inclusive and non all inclusive hotels and feel that Quinta Alegria has the best view of anywhere we have ever stayed. We went on outings each day, but we made sure to be back at Quinta Alegria at the end of each day to see the sun set – seven days and we never missed one! We went to the beach that is walking distance of the villa twice – it was a little bit of a climb, but the beach was beautiful and the ocean very swimmable. We also visited other local beaches. Amazingly, every taxi cab fare to/from the villa was about $4 US and when we called for one they would be at the villa in 5 minutes. We didn’t opt for a cook because we love the restaurants in La Crucecita/Santa Cruz. Monte, the owner of Quinta Alegria, was a fantastic host and we really enjoyed meeting him. The the housekeeper and gardener were great as well - they made sure everything was perfect. The villa and grounds were immaculate! We are counting the days until we can stay there again. It was the perfect vacation for us - we relaxed, watched the spectacular birds and scenery, and had great family time playing games in the outdoor dining room each evening while listening to the ocean. Couldn't ask for more!"
    Guest: Lois Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 31, 2014
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  • Best vacation ever - highly recommend staying here

    "We have traveled many places and I have to say this is at the top of the list. The house is beyond unbelievable - more than we expected. Having Lulu to cook for us was the icing on the cake. Meals were better than any restaurant and having the luxury to not have to leave the house gave us more time to enjoy the pool, outdoor living areas and each other. I can't recommend this house enough and will definitely be back. Would also definitely recommend chartering a yacht to tour the different bays. With 11 people it came to about $55 per person."
    Guest: Lisa S. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 30, 2014
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  • Great times!

    "We had the pleasure of finding this property and renting for 3 weeks. It is quite nice and private. It is located outside of town in a little village of Chila. That in itself was a great experience. The people were more then kind and helpful. It had the old world feel. To get to Puerto Escondido the owner let us rent his mini van from him personally for the 3 weeks, totally awesome! The Canadians are very hospitable friendly people. The condo itself is new and very nice. Mario the pool boy is there daily to accommodate your needs. Juan another investor in the property is helpful as well. Recommend this property for equal amounts of quiet time and secluded to fun and surfing 15 minutes away. Tyler will go the extra mile for you every time, we had the pleasure of meeting him there at the property for a day! We will return someday!"
    Guest: Oregon Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 23, 2014
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  • Preciosa Vista al mar

    "Esta casa es excelente para pasar unos dias de total relajamiento con unas vistas preciosas hacia el Pacifico y en especial a la bahia cercana. Esta ubicada en lo alto de los riscos que rodean la bahia y por lo mismo la vista es espectacular. Tiene todas las comodidades que se requieren y cabe destacar su limpieza. Es muy recomendable para familias con ninos o jovenes ya que el entorno es seguro y cuenta con una gran alberca tipo infinita muy bien conservada (limpia). Es importante senalar que deberas tener en cuenta que el acceso a la casa esta bastante empinado y como 300 mts por lo que se sugiere ampliamente llevar auto o rentar taxi para desplazarse de la casa a las tiendas de conveniencia y lugares de interes cercanos. En general muy recomendable para pasarla bien con la familia."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 2014
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Oaxaca Travel Tips

Staying in Oaxaca Vacation Rentals

Oaxaca is a city and region in southern Mexico. It is a delightfully cultural place to enjoy a vacation. The mountains and valleys in the area are home to a large population of Zapotec and Mixtec Indians and their pretty villages are well known for the beautiful crafts which they produce. The city of Oaxaca is a colonial city of plazas, courtyards and stone-built buildings. The surrounding area is dedicated to growing corn. High in the mountains is the ancient ceremonial center of Monte Alban, similar to the Mayan civilizations found elsewhere in Mexico. The region of Oaxaca also has a beautiful coastline with miles of sandy beaches.

Staying in a Oaxaca vacation rental is a very relaxing and easy way to enjoy a family vacation. A rental home gives more space than a standard hotel room, and a kitchen, cooking facilities and a full-size refrigerator are welcome amenities when catering for a family. Visiting the markets is just one of the local highlights, and it can be a great place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, tortillas and cheese for a cheap meal. Alternatively, use your rental home as a base and eat out at one of the reasonably priced restaurants nearby.

Condos in Oaxaca can be found within easy walking distance of the superb beaches. Enjoy beautiful views of the coastline or the mountainous backdrop, depending upon where you choose to stay. Vacation rentals can provide a quieter option for those looking for a relaxing vacation away from the bustling beachfront. With a vacation rental, the choice is yours!

Things to do Around Oaxaca

Oaxaca has some fabulous resorts along its coastline offering miles of sandy beaches, swimming and beach watersports including surfing. It is easy to rent a boat and go sea fishing or watch dolphins and turtles in the clear waters. A local traditional massage is a wonderful treatment, or try the temazcal vapor bath.

Most visitors enjoy exploring the area by car or bus. Tours can be booked to the main sightseeing locations. The area is also pleasant for hiking and cycling, particularly as it enjoys low humidity. Visit one of the many archaeological sites in the area or take a trip to the local craft villages. Museums, cinemas, restaurants and nightclubs are all available, although speaking Spanish may be helpful in the more local establishments.

How to get to Oaxaca Vacation Houses

Direct flights to Oaxaca International Airport can be booked from Houston, TX and via Mexico City. The main airlines are Continental, Mexicana and Aeromexico Airlines. The airport is located about 25 minutes south of the city and there is a transportation service available for either public or private transport.

Areas to Visit From Oaxaca Condos

The local fishing port of Puerto Escondido is a popular place to visit. It is famous for its surfing, sunbathing and local restaurants.

Chiapas is the central highland area near Oaxaca. It is renowned for the beautiful handicrafts produced by the Indians here. The center of the region is the colonial style town of San Cristobel de las Casas which has narrow cobbled streets and old adobe walls, giving it a very authentic air. A visit to the San Juan Chamula Church is a great place to experience the religious and social practices of this community.

The ruins of the Mayan city at Palenque is a fascinating place to visit. The burial pyramid of King Pacal was only discovered in the 1950s and revealed much of the Mayan culture and history of Palenque and its kings.

The Weather and Climate in Oaxaca

The climate in Oaxaca varies according to the geographic zone. It can be hot and dry along the Pacific coast but at the high mountain elevations, it is much cooler. The capital city of Oaxaca enjoys subtropical weather with temperate winter temperatures, ranging from 16 to 25 C. The rainfall is mainly between June and October and the area has low humidity.

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