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Recent Oaxaca property reviews
"My family and I just returned from a fantastic trip to Puerto Angel, Mexico. We stayed at Casa del Oso Blanco in the gated community of Mina Del Angel just on the outskirts of town. The house was well equipped to easily accommodate our group of 5 and actually has sleeping provisions for 10. All the kitchen amenities were there including a blender and coffee machine. Pool toys, lots of towels, patio furniture, and extremely comfy beds all added to the stay. Watching the sunrise with a fresh coffee in hand from the main deck of the house or from the palapa covered lounge area on upper deck was a daily ritual. Our two teen age girls loved hanging out in the nearby infinity pool and the outdoor shower at the house was a big hit. Fresh limes from a tree right outside the kitchen were also a big hit when it was time for a cold cervesa. The closest beach, Playa la Mina, is only a few minutes walking distance away, and was a popular spot for swimming, snorkelling, and diving off a rock outcropping that’s a regular stop for boat tours. We’ve stayed in the area before so it was great to return to some of our favorite restaurants. All of which are within 15 minutes of the house. Cordelia’s is great for food right on the beach and usually is a quiet spot to snorkel as well. A little further down the road at Zipolite, El Alquimista is a “must”. With the house so close to town, it's easy to go back and forth for groceries and other supplies. We always felt secure at the house with Mariano manning the gate 24/7. He is also the caretaker and maintenance man for the community and has helped us out whenever we needed a hand. Manuela looks after all the housekeeping and is a great resource for any questions you have about the area and has also helped us out a lot. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend it as a quiet place to unwind."Guest: Greg Date of Stay: April 2013 Review Submitted: May 8, 2013View listing
"We rented this villa In Feb 14 to 28, 2012. The place was great as we had 3 couples staying there. We were all able to enjoy the place as well as have our own space in the villa. The pools and deck were awesome to enjoy the days and evenings. The people working there were always fixing or cleaning something around the complex. We had everything we needed throughout the whole villa. Enjoyed the walk to town for groceries and was a quick cab ride back. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to relax in Huatulco."Guest: mike Date of Stay: February 2012 Review Submitted: June 23, 2012View listing
"Our stay was great. The house and surrounds were very comfortable, sensuous and endlessly interesting. Adele has a great sense of decor and a lovely collection of local crafts in the house and a warm sense of local country decor. Facilities are convenient and functional and the manager and local people exceedingly helpful and welcoming into their community. San Pablo Etla in my opinion was close enough to Oaxaca to be convenient but out in the country on the edge of town. The house has a nice view of the valley below. The climate was ideal - a bit hot late in the day it cooled right off early evening. Great pool, Not having been to Oaxaca before, the area made a deep impression on us for its rich traditions in the arts, crafts, culinary, and historic interest, and not least the people we met were great. Feel like it would be an honor to be welcomed back, and look forward to it. Loved the Ruins, The mountain pine forests, Market in Tlocolula, Birdwatching with Bill, Shopping for crafts, and our guide/driver/companion Sebastian."Guest: John B. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 7, 2014View listing
"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, 2014View listing
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.