Trip to Oaxaca and Puerto Escandido in Mexico
23.12.2013 - 01.01.2014 28 °C
So as Usual I booked our flights 6 months in advance to Mexico. This time I was lucky enough to have areo-mexico Sale on tickets
So I booked the round trip tickets for 5 of us....If you are wondering if I spend me too much money....I can just let you know that it is cheaper
to go to Mexico than go to Las Vegas.
We started our Journey with 3 bags as usual....so we don't need to check any bags....Dec 23 we left to Mexico City from Los angeles the flight is about 3and half hours then we connected to Oaxaca city which took about 50 minutes....
Once we arrived in Oaxaca we went to Hostel called Don el Nino which located in buento Juaerez about 8 minutes walk from the center. It is clean hostel with many backpackers that come from Europe. The night cost about $60 for private room just for us and bc it is holiday season.
for single bed it cost $16. We began our walk of the city and the first thing that you notice is the colorful walls everywhere....Oaxaca is famous for the artist movement and use of colors to paint figures usually of animals......The food is so amazing in Oaxaca.....You eat taco in the street carts or even hamburgers and hot dogs and everything is delicious.....Moreover, the typical Oaxacaian food is great such as Mole verde, Mole rojo, etc....
In the Mercado, you go inside huge warehouse that full of mini kitchens and every one try to grab you to their kitchen....You smell all the food you can think of.....Well we wanted to head out of the city to Puerto Escandido...for its beautiful beaches. The ride from Oaxaca city to Purto Escandido took about 7 hours with car sick all the way.....It such a rough road with curves all the way until reaching your destination. OMG, we made it with 3 kids to Puerto Escandido in Dec 25. The sea is so clear and the sand so fine that it is fun to just look at it. The kids jumped right in the ocean it is warm water
and the kids stayed all day in the beach. We even had the chance to visit the turtle Reservation where volunteers take care of Turtles that got sick in the ocean. The kids had the chance to see huge Turtles. We ate fish all day long. from fish taco to fish fillet to fried Fish....all caught in the same morning from Puerto Escandido. Fresh and cheap... We have been to Puerto Escandido 6 years ago and I recall that by walking on the beach there is usually man with buckets full of Oysters. This time, I looked for the Oyster man but nowhere to be seen....The following day we went to different beach that have almost nobody there about 2 miles north of Puerto Escandido....There we saw Huge formation of the rocks and beautiful private beaches for anybody to use.... so we just hopped in and sat down in one of the most relaxing beaches ever....The kids played in the water looked for shrimps, crab, and fish....which is by looking by your bear eyes you can see all of the above.... to go back for my search for the Oysters and Oyster catcher....By walking and jumping in the water I noticed a man cleaning something behind a rock so I approached him and Voila This was the Oyster Man. I ate 12 of them for 100 Pesos that equals $10. A little history about Puerto escandido, it is fisherman village that was discovered by the hippies in 70 and everything still relatively cheap however recent years a lot of Americans and Mexican from D.F comes every Dec to spend their vacation in Puerto Escandido so Prices sky rocketed since our last visit 6 years ago.
We spent the last 2 days in Oaxaca city and went to Monte ALBAN which is archiological site that has pyramids from 800 A.D ...