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It is lively during the day but when the sun goes down and the local band cranks it up for the formally dressed ballroom dance...pretty cool. Lots to see and do...if you like street musicians, there are some wonderful ones - flute players, marimaba artists,...More
We have never been in the Zocalo when something wasn't happening. There are always many families (Mexican) strolling, and of course vendors selling everything from infant toys to marijuana. (Every seller of MJ looked sneaky and nefarious; I was never able to ascertain whether the...More
You can’t go to Oaxaca and not go to the Zocolo (central plaza). It is a constant hub of activity. Unfortunately, unlike 30 years ago I think most of the vendors are selling things not made in Mexico it is still fun to walk around...More
If you have a chance to go on Sunday evening, go! Families come en masse and the kids go nuts as well as the parents having a wonderful time. There are magicians, clowns, amazing painters, music of various types, and great food--all within a 2-block...More
Oaxaca’s main public square. Lots of restaurants and shops to keep you busy for a while. Also nice to just wander around and people watch. We were there for the week of Dia de los Muertos, so the area seemed especially festive. We definitely enjoyed...More
After my cups of coffee at the hotel "Marques del Valle" I would go to the park and sit. Typical of most Mexican cities/towns.
I must say that it was quite a bit more crowded than the typical parks.
Had a variety of ages in...More
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I was in beautiful Oaxaca the first two weeks of June 2016. At the time the protestors were mainly in the zocalo area, although there were a couple of very large protest marches one block from my hotel. I never felt... More
I was in beautiful Oaxaca the first two weeks of June 2016. At the time the protestors were mainly in the zocalo area, although there were a couple of very large protest marches one block from my hotel. I never felt threatened or in danger. The presence of the protestors in the main square along with the remodeling of the Benito Juarez market was more of an inconvenience for me as a tourist. I did take one day tour to outlying villages and was warned that we might encounter roadblocks on our way back to Oaxaca, but this did not happen. I flew directly into and out of Oaxaca so did not encounter any transportation problems with buses.
There were very few tourists when I was there, and sometimes certain restaurants and businesses were closed. Again, more of an inconvenience than a problem for me and I just made the best of it. I thoroughly enjoyed Oaxaca and hope to return as soon as possible.
This was just my experience and it would be difficult to advise you as it seems this is a fluid and ever changing situation. If you don't make it to Oaxaca this year I would recommend a visit in the future as the city and its people have much to offer. I have traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Oaxaca is my favorite city.
We finally stayed at Trébol, just two blocks south of the Zocalo, and directly across from the big Benito Jaurez Market; we love it and it was unbelievably inexpensive. See my review posted 2 March 2016 -- the first of many... More
We finally stayed at Trébol, just two blocks south of the Zocalo, and directly across from the big Benito Jaurez Market; we love it and it was unbelievably inexpensive. See my review posted 2 March 2016 -- the first of many very good reviews for this excellent little accommodation.