Hotel in Tlacolula
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 23, 2012 7:12 AM Last Post By: mclarjh
Nov 14, 2012 3:51 PM
Nov 15, 2012 7:56 AM
1Do you mean Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca? (there are several Tlacolulas in Mexico!)
I don't have a specific recommendation, but I have seen more than one hotel in that town; they didn't look expensive.
For info: This summer I saw a tourist yu yu in San Bartolome Quialana, the smaller town a few miles up the road, but it was closed for repairs. Another option is the yu yu in Santa Ana del Valle, a couple of miles in the other direction; it looked comfortable.
Nov 15, 2012 2:15 PM
2I doubt that any lodging in Tlacolula in Oaxaca would be set up to take reservations. I might be wrong. It's not a tourist destination. Go there and ask around. You'll find something. I think I've seen a hotel midway down the main street off to the right.
Nov 16, 2012 3:21 PM
3The reason that I want a hotel in Tlacolula is an early morning start on Sunday in the Yagul area for bird banding at the new banding station there. I was a bit concerned about going there on a Saturday afternoon without a reservation the day before the Sunday market.
Being aware of the eco-tourism cabinas in Santa Ana del Valle, I went to an (incorrect) address from the undated Moon Guide of Oaxaca, and was directed to the Tourism Office on Avenida Juarez next to Teatro Juarez, opposite Llano Park. A very pleasant gentleman in the office there told me that the eco-tourism cabanas in Santa Ana del Valle are not currently in operation. He then looked up hotels in Tlacolula, phoned one where there was a room available for 200 pesos, and did let me know that it would probably be quite basic.
I will report in on my return to Oaxaca.
Nov 19, 2012 5:07 PM
4As promised, reporting in.
For starters, I agree now with Geriande, in that I don't think that I had to "panic" about finding a room. I poked about on the Saturday when I arrived, and I could have had a choice at any of the 3 hotels in town. Prices ranged for a single (cama matrimonial) from 140 pesos (with 50 more if I wanted a TV connection) for the cleanest looking place, although there was a distinct sag in the bed, to 200 pesos in a slightly grotty room which is where I stayed, to 230 pesos. None had toilet seats, although when I asked for one, my room was changed to one that had one. What is it with the lack of toilet seats in this country??
Nov 19, 2012 6:25 PM
Nov 20, 2012 7:48 AM
Nov 23, 2012 6:28 AM
7Prices ranged for a single (cama matrimonial) from 140 pesos (with 50 more if I wanted a TV connection) for the cleanest looking place, although there was a distinct sag in the bed - Hotel Regis or La Posada Av Juarez #33, 951 562 0332, to 200 pesos in a slightly grotty room which is where I stayed - Hotel Guish Bac, Zaragoza #3, 951 562 0080, to 230 pesos, La Calenda, Av Juarez #40, 951 562 0660.
Yes and no to whether the birding station is open to the public. It is very inaccessible, over an extremely rough road, and probably impossible to give directions. Best is to PM me if you are interested, and I could see about arranging it. It is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, I think.
There is also bird banding in the Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca on the 4th or last Sunday of the month, starting very early. Best is to show up at the gate on Reforma between Berriozobal (Sp??) and Constitution, wait til you see someone sitting at the table which is visible from the gate, and ask to be let in.
Nov 23, 2012 7:12 AM
8Okay thanks for that lotusland. I'll be in Oaxaca in a couple of weeks and will see what I can fit in my schedule once I'm there.
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