Oaxaca is small and easily walkable. Its central historic district is made up of perfectly preserved buildings in beautiful pastel colors of ocre, pink, terracotta, salmon and turquoise. The weather in February is picture perfect – highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s at night.
- Stay at a calm artistic hotel in central Oaxaca
- Learn all about how mezcal is made and enjoy a tasting – or three
- Take a cooking class with with a chef using market fresh ingredients
- Visit Monte Albán, the ancient Zapotec City dating back to 500 BC
- Sample the creativity of the who’s who of Oaxacan Chefs, each trying to outdo one another
- Shop for beautiful yet affordable handmade pottery and textiles
- Stroll through one of the largest and most impressive markets in Mexico
- Explore the Santo Domingo Church built in 1575
- Cleanse and detox your body at a traditional ceremonial temazcal, an experience dating back thousands of years
- Buy a handmade rug in Teotitlán del Valle, where they’ve been weaving for 100o+ years
You will get to dine in the old town, in the hills above the city and in the outskirts, at both high-end restaurants and off-the-beaten path street stands. You will truly get to experience the wealth of Oaxaca’s culture, and how it is transmitted through food. Mole is the cornerstone of Oaxacan cuisine but there is also tlayudas, memelitas, carnitas, tetelas, enfrijoladas, and so much more – an endless list of homemade food that will make your heart sing. Not to mention the mezcal – the soul of Oaxaca -you’ll come away as a lover and a mini-expert!