Recap: Mexico

I’ve spent the past week and half in the Oaxaca region of Mexico and it’s been a lovely whirlwind! In my first destination, Puerto Escondido, I met a few other travelers and we have been a tag team, meeting up in each city to share some good times.

PUERTO ESCONDIDO:

THE BASICS

A somewhat larger surf town, waves are mostly huge and not for swimming.

HIGHLIGHT

Unfortunately for me, it may have been the pool in casa de Losodeli. It was so hot and humid during my stay. The pool was a great way to cool off and meet other travelers.

GOOD FOR WORKING REMOTELY

After a day at the beach, there’s not much to do but hunker down and work in your accommodation after sunset. I however did not feel super safe taking my laptop to any near by cafes and only worked from the hostel.

AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY

500 MXN

WOULD I COME BACK

Not unless there was a purpose.

MAZUNTE:

THE BASICS

I love this place! A very small beach village, you can walk across the whole thing in 10 minutes. Cobble stone streets, and bright colored buildings are just steps from the sand. There are a couple beautiful hiking paths through the jungle to watch epic sunsets. Skip the highly recommended Turtle center; while it had some very strange species of turtles it was small and little depressing.

HIGHLIGHT

Yoga at Hridaya yoga center was great! Sneak in for their morning donation based class and mingle amongst the town’s die-hard yogis. And dont forget your travel yoga mat!

GOOD FOR WORKING REMOTELY

While my Office of the week photo looks epic, it was brutally hot and I was worried about getting sand in my laptop. The wifi was a little iffy with the frequent night storms. Oh, and not to mention the constant job of chasing cats off my keyboard.

AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY

500 MXN

WOULD I COME BACK

Absolutely! I wish I had stayed longer. This place is a little slice of heaven that hasn’t been totally discovered by the less adventurous travelers. A super cool English woman that I met while on a road trip this summer in Joshua tree recommended it to me, and it did not disappoint! Thanks Mary! :D

SAN JOSE DEL PACIFICO:

THE BASICS

A little mountain town half way between Mazunte and Oaxaca city, San Jose is a nice gem if you have the time to stop through. A lot of backpackers stop here in search of a magic mushroom experience.

HIGHLIGHT

The views, the views, the views! I rented a little cottage at Hotel puesta del sol overlooking the mountain and it was divine.

GOOD FOR WORKING REMOTELY

My hotel only had Wi-Fi in the main lodge area, but there seemed to be a few nice cafes in town with Wi-Fi. This town also felt very safe for walking around with a laptop.

AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY

500 MXN

WOULD I COME BACK

Definitely. This town is the perfect stop-and-take-a-break-from-the-world kind of village. Great for relaxing and reflecting, I also think it would make a super cute romantic getaway.

OAXACA CITY:

THE BASICS

A vibrant and colorful city with bright colored buildings and cobble stone streets, Oaxaca city stole a little piece of my heart. Very colonial and adorable! The culture here is deep and the food was out of this world!

HIGHLIGHTS

The day of the dead celebration was the experience of a lifetime! People even say this town may be THE best place to celebrate in all of Mexico.

The mezcalerita was also a fabulous bar that served countless types of Mezcal, a Mexican liquor not for sissies.

The food! The mole sauces, tllayudas (giant quesadilla-ish things), the Oaxacan cheese and even the grasshoppers (yes I ate grasshoppers) were mouthwatering!

GOOD FOR WORKING REMOTELY

This city has everything you could need to get stuff done: Cute cafes, solid Wi-Fi and a relaxed vibe.

AVERAGE SPENT PER DAY

650 MXN (all those mezcals really adds up! ;) )

WOULD I COME BACK

Definitely. This city is adorable, small enough and felt very livable.

#mexico #recap