MÉXICO » Oaxaca

Oaxaca Expects Over One Billion Pesos Boost This Holiday Season

In what promises to be a bustling holiday season, the State Tourism Secretariat (Sectur Oaxaca) forecasts an economic windfall exceeding 1.3 billion pesos in the three main destinations of Oaxaca. Saymi Pineda Velasco, the head of the agency, revealed that from December 15 to January 7, 2024, Oaxaca de Juárez, Bahías de Huatulco, and Puerto Escondido are projected to achieve an average hotel occupancy of 68.55 percent, attracting 398,713 national and foreign visitors.… Read More

ATMEX adventure tourism opens in Huatulco

ATMEX, the grand adventure tourism extravaganza, has officially kicked off in Huatulco. The Governor of Oaxaca, Mr. Salomón Jara Cruz, together with Antonio del Rosal, the coordinator of ATMEX, and Jorge Vásquez Valdez, the general director of Tourism Product Innovation from the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico, joined hands with Saymi Pineda, the Secretary of Tourism of the State, and the municipal president of Bahías de Huatulco to inaugurate this monumental event – ATMEX Huatulco 2023. This is not just any ordinary gathering; it’s the most significant event of its kind in both Mexico and Latin America.… Read More

Oaxaca and Guanajuato, allies in tourism promotion

Guanajuato, a state known for its rich cultural heritage and historical treasures, is set to strengthen its tourism sector through a newfound partnership with Oaxaca. This collaboration aims to boost the already substantial influx of Oaxacan tourists to Guanajuato, which currently stands at over 220,000 annually. This number is projected to surge by an additional 3,000 visitors following the commencement of direct flights between the two regions on July 12th, a development announced by Juan José Álvarez Brunei, Guanajuato’s Secretary of Tourism.… Read More

Hotel occupancy in the city of Oaxaca reaches 87% on the weekend before the Guelaguetza

In anticipation of the highly-awaited Guelaguetza 2023, the city of Oaxaca experienced a vibrant surge in economic activity and hotel occupancy during the preceding weekend. The Secretary of Tourism of the State of Oaxaca reported a remarkable economic benefit of 99.05 million pesos, as well as a remarkable hotel occupancy rate of 87% and 85% in five and four-star hotels, respectively.… Read More

The Guelaguetza is a powerful travel motivator that catapults Oaxaca

The Ministry of Tourism (Sectur) emphasizes the significance of the 91st edition of the Guelaguetza festival as a prestigious cultural event. Held under the theme “Guelaguetza 2023, Monday of the Hill,” the festivities showcase traditional dances performed by artistic groups from Oaxaca’s eight regions. The vibrant atmosphere of folklore, music, and colorful displays captivate both locals and visitors, highlighting the rich cultural and historical heritage of the region.… Read More

Oaxaca prepares to receive #Guelaguetza2023 with the visit of the Secretary of National Tourism

In a vibrant display of cultural enthusiasm, Saymi Pineda Velasco, the Secretary of State Tourism of Oaxaca, warmly welcomed Miguel Torruco Márquez, the Secretary of National Tourism. The two officials rendezvoused at the iconic Benito Juárez market in the City of Oaxaca, a place known for its culinary delights, cultural heritage, and the infectious joy of its people. The purpose behind this visit was to commemorate the grand celebration of the first Monday of the Hill, an age-old tradition deeply rooted in the region.… Read More

Guelaguetza 2023 is promoted throughout the country to boost tourism in Oaxaca

Saymi Pineda Velasco, Secretary of Tourism, unveiled today a series of strategies aimed at promoting tourism in Oaxaca and fostering the growth of the sector in the state. As part of these initiatives, an advertising campaign titled “July, Month of the Guelaguetza 2023” has been launched, which will be extensively showcased in key locations throughout the country, known for their high footfall.… Read More

Glass is magic: Xaquixe

In this video we are introduced to Christian Thornton, a talented glass artist with a passion for working with this mesmerizing material. Christian shares his journey and deep connection to glass, highlighting its limitless possibilities and the addictive nature of its transformative qualities. The video begins with Christian’s background, mentioning his father’s military career that led them to various places. While in Spokane, Christian discovered his love for heavy metal rock and played the guitar. To earn extra money, he took a job at a stained glass studio, which sparked his fascination with glass.… Read More

Empowering women in Oaxaca: Fundación En Vía

The video features Carlos Hernández, the founder and current CEO of Fundación En Vía, and Viviana Ruiz, the director of the foundation. The video explores the foundation’s mission and its impact on empowering women in Oaxaca, Mexico. Carlos Hernández explains that after the social crisis in Oaxaca in 2006, many people were left without tourism-related income.… Read More

Lucha Libre: Carne y Hueso

In this intriguing video we are introduced to a group of remarkable individuals immersed in the world of Lucha Libre in Oaxaca, Mexico. The video captures the essence of their passion, struggles, and the profound impact wrestling has had on their lives.

The first wrestler we meet is Endeavor, who shares his journey as a wrestler that began at the tender age of eight. Endeavor’s inspiration came from his father, a renowned wrestler, and his desire to create a legacy that transcends borders and intrigues fans who wonder about the person behind the mask.… Read More

Mototaxis in Oaxaca: Los Barrys

In this exciting video, we meet Jonathan Castro Méndez and Gerson Castro Méndez, also known as Los Barrys, who specialize in working with fiberglass in Oaxaca. From a young age, Jonathan had a keen interest in cars and dreamed of becoming a driver or mechanic. With the help of his cousin Marcelo, who already had knowledge in working with fiberglass, they began exploring this field when they were around 12 or 13 years old. Since then, they fell in love with this work and decided to continue working together.… Read More

Oscar Carrizosa: Restaurant “Casa Crespo”

In this video we are introduced to Oscar Carrizosa, the passionate owner of Casa Crespo, a unique establishment that encompasses a restaurant, a cooking school, and a chocolate store. Through this captivating video, we delve into the world of Casa Crespo and learn about the culinary wonders and cultural diversity found within. Oscar Carrizosa, who hails from a small village in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca, shares his personal journey and deep connection to the culinary arts. Growing up, he assisted his mother in running a small restaurant, and memories of those moments in the kitchen still hold a special place in his heart.… Read More

“Marlín 2023 Sport Fishing Tournament” is announced in Bahías de Huatulco

The 31st “Marlín 2023 Sport Fishing Tournament” was announced by the Secretary of Tourism in Bahías de Huatulco, Oaxaca. The tournament, which will be held from May 11 to 14, will have a total prize pool of 2,570,000 pesos to be distributed among various categories. The Club de Pesca Deportiva Bahía Santa Cruz Huatulco Civil Association is organizing the event to promote sport fishing at the state level.… Read More

The XII edition of the Designer and Craftsman Expo in Tuxtepec 2023 is announced

The Designer and Craftsman Expo 2023 has been announced and will take place on April 7, 8 and 9 in the “Juárez” park in Tuxtepec, Oaxaca. This will be the 12th edition of the event, and it will be the last one as the cycle of the event comes to a close, according to organizer Verónica Valis. However, she stated that more projects are coming to continue promoting artisans and entrepreneurs in Tuxtepec and the entire Cuenca region.… Read More

The “Orgullo Oaxaca” program seeks to position products from entrepreneurs in the region

The Head of the Office of Economic Development and Tourism in the Papaloapan Basin, Obdulia Morales Contreras, has announced that they are promoting various programs to support merchants, producers, and entrepreneurs in the region. One of these programs is called “Oaxaca Pride,” which aims to help local entrepreneurs market their products in large companies or national chains, allowing them to reach a broader market.… Read More

It is estimated spill of 154 million pesos from February 3 to 5 in main destinations in Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a popular tourist destination in Mexico, known for its rich culture, history, and beautiful landscapes. During the upcoming long weekend from February 3 to 5, the state is expected to see a boost in its economy with a projected spillover of 154 million Mexican pesos. This is a significant amount of money that will flow into the local economy, providing a boost for businesses and the community as a whole.… Read More