Is Oaxaca Safe?

Stone ruins of Mitla and old church

A reader writes: We were thinking of renting a house outside of Oaxaca this April. Heard some rumors that it may not safe? Also does one need your own transportation? Are there enough buses around and frequent enough to be taken places? Thanks. –D Churpa answers: For as long as I can remember, Oaxaca has been a politically charged state, with more strikes and demonstrations than most other parts of Mexico. However, this agitation doesn’t tend to be aimed at […]

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Oaxaca's San Felipe Campground Open Again

A view of Oaxaca mountainside, near San Felipe del Agua.

Our trials and travails finding camping in Oaxaca last year had us lamenting the closure of the popular San Felipe Campground. I’m happy to report we’ve just received word that the campground is open again, under new ownership. Located four miles north of downtown and adjacent to Benito Juarez National Park, the reopened campground features WiFi, hot showers, water and electricity at every campsite, and many sites with sewer hook-up. I posed a few questions to the new owners, Del […]

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Changes to "Oaxaca/Mexico Newsletter"

To make things simpler for subscribers, Stan Gotlieb  has changed the way his “Oaxaca /Mexico Newsletter” is distributed. In Stan’s words: “From now on, the Newsletter will be delivered by e-mail.  The format (we’ve tried it, and it seems to work) will be only slightly different from the current one.  There will be at least as many photos as there have been, and they will be larger and sharper.  It will load quickly. The archives will be open.  The “Free […]

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