Set in the foothills of the Sierra Juarez mountains, 31 km or 30 minutes from downtown Oaxaca, lies the ancient Zapotec village of Teotitlan del Valle. Renowned for its textiles, Teotitlan also boasts a rich culinary heritage imbedded in culture, indigenous ingredients and artisanal techniques. These factors combined have madeTeotitlán a must-see attraction for locals as well as tourists from around the world.
GETTING TO TEOTITÁN DEL VALLE
The village is accessible via exit #24 from the highway. From Avenida Benito Juárez, you approach the village, where you will pass the primary school (on the right) and continue on Benito Juárez through the next intersection. You´ll see the Church on the right, continue 3 more block on the same street, and El Sabor Zapoteco is located directly across from the abarrotes La Amistad (grocery) store.
|View of Teotitlán del Valle|
|Outdoor lunch setting at Reyna's private home|
Artisan rugs made by the Mendoza family decorate the background