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San Bartolo Coyotepec - Other Activity Oaxaca - Mexico

Head south of Oaxaca on Highway 175, and within a half hour you’ll reach three towns that produce unique handicrafts. Make it an easy day trip, or stop on your way to Huatulco, where these souvenirs tend to cost more. The first town (11 km out) is San Bartolo Coyotepec, famous for its black pottery. The best known shop, Doña Rosa’s, gives demonstrations of the unique process that results in pots with the distinctive black sheen. If you're looking for souvenirs, the market in the town square and the plaza a few blocks farther east sell works from up to 100 local families. Other attractions include the 17th century church and the Oaxaca State Museum of Popular Arts.

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Continue south to two more handicraft towns, San Martín Tilcajete and Santo Tomás Jalieza.

Here are other activities in and around Oaxaca that may be of interest: The Dams of Huayapan, Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots, Santo Tomás Jalieza , Casa Crespo Cooking Classes, Oaxaqueño Chocolate, San Martín Tilcajete , Tai Chi, Yoga, cooking school overview and Massage and Spa Treatment.

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29 Oct 2009

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