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Recent Oaxaca reviews

  • The most incredible place I've ever been

    "I can not describe in words the beauty of this place. Every detail was thought out in design. The staff was welcoming and professional. The beds comfortable ( big thing for me) and the house, pool, and ocean spectacular."
    Guest: Angela L. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 26, 2015
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  • Paradise...really

    "Our group of eight adults from two families had a fantastic week at Villa Lumina in early Jan. The house can accommodate many more... up to 14 people with couples using the double beds...but was perfect for our group, with plenty of space for everyone to lounge, read, and enjoy the pool and fantastic views out across the beach. Coming from northern climes we had a hard time believing that the open air living spaces (kitchen, eating and lounging areas) would be truly comfortable, especially at night in January, but we spent the week in T-shirts and shorts and slept under sheets with no need for blankets. A perfect climate. This video shows the interior: http://youtu.be/hE94u4aeGmk. The house is in a small gated community about 30 mins from the airport and Puerto Escondido itself. Because of that distance, we cooked dinners at home rather than venture out at night. Our week sped by, mostly spent lazing around the pool, wading in the surf and swimming in the pool, planning meals, enjoying sunsets and star-watching at night, all to the relaxing soundtrack of the surf. The house has wi-fi that worked reasonably well, along with a nice little library of paperbacks for those who finished the books they brought from home. Lupe, the caretaker, speaks no English but was very helpful, and Lucia, the housekeeper, was accommodating as well. Because we all love to cook, we chose not to pay the supplement to have a cook for the week. Lupe introduced us to Gloria when we requested a cooking lesson and market guide, and she rode with us to the market for a primer on ingredients and then back at the house whipped up lunch and left us with a ready-to-cook dinner. It feels churlish to note anything short of utter praise after such a relaxing week, but in the spirit of helping others have an even better time we note the following. It would be helpful to have a house book with guidance on where to get groceries, find markets and convenience stores, etc. Visitors should plan to rent a car or book a driver, and should be aware that you will need at least some basic Spanish. This is a lovely area that is experiencing rapid growth, with more likely to come in a couple of years once the highway now under construction reduces travel time from Oaxaca City to Puerto Escondido. In the meantime, tourist services can be pretty basic. But that should not stop you from visiting Villa Lumina. Go now."
    Guest: Timplus3 Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 7, 2015
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  • Superior Ocean Views! Very nice house in great location, close to secluded beach.

    "If you are interested in the glam, glitz, and glitter of a deluxe resort setting, high-end shopping, lots of amenities, and/or a wild and lively night-life scene, this is not the place for you. If, on the other hand, you are interested in a quiet, tranquil, comfortable, well-appointed home with superior, breath-taking views, an extremely helpful house manager and caretaker, with an easy walk to a beautiful secluded beach, in a private end-of-the-road, 'away-from-it-all' location, this is the place!!! A very nice house with an easy-to-work-with owner, in a safe, pleasant, fun, and beautiful part of México. The washer/dryer and AC were great! Puerto Angel, the village near the house, is a real fishing village in the true sense, and Pochutla, the nearest town of size, is a working and thriving place with all the necessities you will need, including ATM, gas station, groceries, etc. The nearby villages along the coast are charming, the beaches are fantastic, the food is excellent, and the people are always pleasant, welcoming, friendly, and helpful. For a change of scenery, drive up into the beautiful mountains a short distance away, where you can visit the local coffee estates near Candelaria and Pluma Hidalgo. Be sure and ask Manuela, the delightful house manager, for information, directions, suggestions, and recommendations regarding all regional attractions. She is a wonderful, helpful person and is an invaluable source of information and knowledge for any and every facet of your stay. I was here for five weeks recently, and wish I had had more time. I recommend the following activities to enhance your visit: frequent jaunts to La Mina beach, a short 10 minute walk from the house in a very beautiful setting, where you will usually be the only ones there; The beaches and cafes of Zipolite, about 20 minutes up the coast road; The sea turtle research center in Mazunte, about 30 minutes up the coast road; The mangrove wildlife reserve, beach, and boat excursion at La Ventanilla beach, about a 40 minute drive on the coast road; Puerto Escondido, about 70 kilometers (an hour and 20 minutes leisurely drive) up the coast road; The coffee estates of Finca El Pacifico and Don Gabriel in the mountains, an hour drive away; Market day in Pochutla, which is every Monday, mid-morning to early afternoon is the best time; sitting on the pier in Puerto Angel at sunset to watch all the activity with the fisherman. Having a rental car is by far best to optimize your stay."
    Guest: Gregg & Mina Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
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  • Cozy and Safe

    "Three of stayed in this rental until July 31st. Property very clean and well maintained. Photos do not do it justice. Extremely bright inside and out and very safe. Location perfect for us. Very peaceful. Loved the smell of jasmine coming in through the open kitchen sliding windows as we washed dishes. Especially loved the floor to ceiling window that lit up at night to showcase beautiful foliage. Barry the owner a wealth of information and the cleaning woman an EXCELLENT cook. I will be recommending this rental to family and friends traveling to Oaxaca. My teenage daughter says she felt and home and had the best vacation ever!"
    Guest: Juanita S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 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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