Hotel Hacienda La Noria in central OaxacaWhen it comes to Oaxaca’s provincial charm, no hotel embodies it more than the Hacienda La Noria.
Located amid Sierra Madre’s beautiful mountains, this hotel gives you the space to slow things down and take in both history and nature at their purest forms.
Welcome to Hotel Hacienda La Noria in central Oaxaca. Dig the photo to the left (with room service).
Hotel Hotel Hacienda La Noria has a restaurant, lobby bar, meeting and conventions rooms, swimming pool, bar, room service, internet access, mail and fax service, taxi service, doctors on call, air conditioning, safety box, dollar exchange service 24 hours a day, travel agency, parking lot, easy transportation to downtown, business center, catering services, swimming pool.

Oaxaca lodgings in Hotel Hacienda La Noria OaxacaThe hotel is located 15 minutes from the main square which is an ideal  location for superb vistas of the city.

Have the best of both worlds. Free shuttle service gets you downtown and at night you have the peace and quiet of this oasis!
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Hotel Hotel Hacienda La Noria in central #Oaxaca

A small pool and fine restaurant compliment your stay in this enchanting Oaxaca hotel.

From the Hotel Hacienda La Noria the wonder of Oaxaca is at your doorstep...

The restaurant serves Oaxaqueña cuisine at its' best.

standard room:
cable tv | fan | telephone | two beds | tiled floor | private bath | large dresser | decorations that recalls the rustic allure of Oaxaca in these Oaxaca lodgings
junior suite:
above plus air conditioning | sitting area | larger

All Hotel Hacienda La Noria's comfortable rooms, are distributed in different buildings. The standard rooms, and junior suites are beautifully furnished with satellite TV, minibars, air conditioning in jr suites, sitting areas in jr suites, and other amenities, like cale TV, and nice views of Oaxaca.

Oaxaca’s Hacienda La Noria is situated along Avenida Eduardo Mata. A 5-hour drive from Mexico City, our Oaxaca hotel is 10 blocks from the Zocalo (Main Square), making it easy for you to explore every nook and cranny of ancient southern Mexico

The most famous destinations are only minutes away from our hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico:
Plaza Cristal Mall
Airport and first-class bus station
Historical Center and Zocalo (Main Square)
Convento de Santo Domingo
Museo Regional de Oaxaca
Catedral Metropolitana
Casa de Benito Juarez
Arbol del Tule, Mitla
Monte Alban
Yagul archeological ruins
Plenty of buses and taxis roam the area near Oaxaca’s Hacienda La Noria, making travel very easy for you.

Oaxacan girls in local dress near the Hotel Hacienda La Noria in central OaxacaIn 1532 the city was given the royal title of “Noble and Loyal City of Antequera” by the King of Spain, Charles V who had a reputation as being verbose. In 1821 the name was changed to Oaxaca, which is derived from the Náhuatl word huáxyacac, an acacia-like tree that produces an edible seed (if you like eating seeds).
In 1872, after the death of the State's native son, Benito Juarez (Benemérito de las Américas), the city changed its name to Ciudad Oaxaca de Juárez.
Oaxaca City is only four and a half hours from Mexico City via the new highway.
Currently, around a quarter of a million habitants live in the capital city of Oaxaca.

The beautiful state of oaxaca is located in the southerd part of the mexican territory on the pacific Coast.

Its' limits on the north are the states of Puebla and Veracruz, eastbound, by the states of Chiapas and westbound by the states of Guerrero.

The famous and beautiful beaches of Huatulco and Puerto Escondido are found in Oaxaca.
The city of Oaxaca is located on a 45 minute flight or 4.5 hour car trip from Mexico city.
The Hotel Hacienda La Noria is located an the top of the Hill in the middle of a 70,000 sq meter garden.
It offers a breathtaking view of the andcien city center it´sonly a short trip to the airport, or to the archeological sites of Monte Alban and Mitla.

The Church of Santo Domingo opened for worship in 1608 and is one of the best examples of baroque architecture in Mexico.

IT is shown to the left. Just a short distance from the Hotel Hacienda La Noria in central Oaxaca.

The Hotel Hacienda La Noria is 15 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from the Oaxaca airport.

The happy tourist to the right of the interior of the church is happy staying at Hacienda La Noria in central Oaxaca. And happy she got a good deal with CancunSteve..

If she enters just the right portal she will be lost in another time and place of mideval enchantement.

To demonstrate just click anywhere on the image above.
Now using your arrow keys move the happy girl into the boroque courtyard and try to find that magic portal into the time warp into that magical mideval past.

When you've found it she will dissapear into this magical time and place as you will.

free hi speed internet in all public areas of the hotel

Refreshing outdoor pool.

♣ Packed lunches (for your picnic)
♣ 24-hour front desk (so go down to chat with Pedro at 2AM he's there you know.
guest: how's it goin Pedro?
Pedro: good man! The maid likes me but cheese fat!
guest: rented a car to see Monte Alban
Pedro: had two cars but my wife rectum.
♣ Express check-in/check-out (don't have to wait while Jose (Hose A) texts his friend)
♣ Currency exchange to change dollars to pesos (not the best rate but convenient)
♣ Tour desk (get you to Mount Alban)
♣ Luggage storage (hold your stuff while you go around town after check-out)
♣ Meeting/banquet facilities
The sister hotel Hostal la Nora has air conditioned suites and other amenities like hair dryers at a slightly higher price-point. Ask us.

El Pochote-Xochimilco is a small and very relaxed open-air market dealing in natural products, especially crafts and food, nearly all sold by the folks who make them. Look for the amazing Yukee pine-needle baskets, and stop for some blue-corn tortillas with fabulous toppings at Guadalupe’s food stall. Don't forget to say hello for us.
Central de Abastos is the BIG one (that's abastos not asbestos). This enormous main market, about a km west of the Zócalo, is a hive of activity all week long, with Saturday the biggest day.
You can find almost anything here, and it's easy to get lost among the household goods, arts and crafts, and overwhelming quantities of fruit, vegetables, sugarcane, corn, and other produce grown from the coast to the mountaintops. Each type of product has its own section. An authentic experience and so close to your Oaxaca lodgings.

The genealogical tree of Santo Domingo de Guzmán (founder of the Order) is awesome. It is done in gilded and polychrome plasterwork upon the ceiling . The arched vault of the main nave is also spectacular and has thirty-six paintings depicting passages from both the Old and the New Testament. Oaxacan artists rebuilt the splendid, gilt baroque area in 1959. The eighteenth-century Capilla del Rosario (annexed to the church) is an architectural jewel dedicated to the Virgin of the same name.
Within it there are paintings of the Virgin and of Christ. The joyful, painful, and glorious “mysteries” of the rosary are depicted upon the walls of the church, and upon the ceiling of the choir.
Today the ex-convent houses an excellent museum run by the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). It often hosts folk art exhibits and has an ethno-botanical garden that has tours in both Spanish and English.

Enjoy traditional Oaxacan dishes.

Las Cañastas – serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring traditional Oaxacan and International cuisines La Terraza – offers special beverages by the pool La Troje meeting room – 250 pax Conference room
Pool bar. Enjoy your favorite cocktail at the swimming pool surrounded by beautiful gardens. Service from 10 AM to 6 PM
The Junior Suites have air conditioning.

Rates in dollars per night plus 19% tax Jan 8 2018 to Dec 31 2018 except high season which is below

Single SUPERIOR room
air conditioned
JR SUITE single 48
JR SUITE Double 54
LOW SEASON PERIODS: jan 7- 28 mar |apr 4- jul 15|aug 1- 24 oct | nov 7 - dec 16 | those periods not covered below | Aug 1 - Dec 19 2015
HIGH SEASON PERIODS: 19 mar - 3 apr| 16 jul - 31 jul| fiesta de la guelaguetza | oct 25 2016 - nov 6 2016 | santos y muertos | dec 17 2016 - jan 4 2017 | navidad y fin de año |
Single SUPERIOR room 37
JR SUITE single 49
JR SUITE Double 55
up to 2 children up to 11 free staying with parents
up to 2 adults plus 2 children per room or 3 adults and 1 child

Rates in usd per person plus 15% tax and 15% service for meal plans

American breakfast 9
Oaxaqueno breakfast 10
Lunch 15
Dinner 15
lunch or dinner

Rates in PESOS per night plus 19% tax Jan 8 2017 to Dec 31 2017 except high season which is below

Single SUPERIOR room
air conditioned
STANDARD ROOM-double 720
JR SUITE single 850
JR SUITE Double 910
LOW SEASON PERIODS: jan 7- 8 apr |apr 22- jul 20|aug 1- 21 oct |nov 4 - dec 16 2017| those periods not covered below |
HIGH SEASON PERIODS: 19 apr - 21 apr| 16 jul - 31 jul| fiesta de la guelaguetza (see below) | 22 oct - 3 nov | Dec 17 2017 - Jan 4 2018 |
Single SUPERIOR room 700
SUPERIOR ROOM-double 800
JR SUITE single 890
JR SUITE Double 980
up to 2 children up to 11 free staying with parents
up to 2 adults plus 2 children per room or 3 adults and 1 child
additional people in room 260 pesos each per night

Rates in PESOS per person plus 15% tax and 15% service for meal plans

American breakfast 115
Oaxaqueno breakfast 130
Lunch 150
Dinner 130
coffee service 68

La Troje has air conditioning; three divisions with projection facilities. With the booking of 10 rooms enjoy a deep discount in renting La Troje for your event!

Did you know Oaxaca has peaks almost 10,000 feet (more than 3,000 metres) high and the higher you are the better the view, caverns among the deepest in the world way down there, virgin beaches, hidden jungles, with monkeys and exotic birds.

Oaxaca, the State Capital, declared Humanity’s Cultural Patrimony by UNESCO, owes its fame to the beauty and harmony of the awesome architecture found near Hotel Hacienda La Noria in downtown Oaxaca. The richness of its cultural traditions, the wide variety of its typical foods, and its soft temperate climate, spring-like throughout the year.

The archaeological resources that the State of Oaxaca has are so plentiful that, to date, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) has discovered 4,000 different archaeological sites. Sites of such overwhelming beauty have helped paved the way for the origins of Mexican culture, and remain open for visitors to enjoy. Monte Albán1 and Mitla are two sites that have become famous all around the world, attracting a high number of foreign visitors. Other sites worth mentioning are: Yagul, Lambiteco and Dainzú.
Dainzú not Desilu, was explored for the first time in 1965 by Mexican Archaeologist Ignacio Bernal, who found evidence of occupation from 750 BC until 1,000 AD. How he ever knew this remains a mystery. Maybe the crazy old widow in the flower shop told him.
The most interesting point is a stone bas-relief gallery portraying ball players dressed in Pre-Hispanic garments, involved in violent activity. Like a Chivas - America game.
Four figures that are probably the Gods of Fire.

1 Monte Albán is a huge pre-Columbian archaeological site in Oaxaca.
Located on a low mountainous range rising above the plain in the central section of the Valley of Oaxaca where the latter's northern Etla, eastern Tlacolula, and southern Zimatlán & Ocotlán (or Valle Grande) branches meet and say hola to one another.
Oaxaca City is located close by, approximately 9 km or 6 miles east of Monte Albán.
The partially excavated civic-ceremonial center of the Monte Albán site is situated atop an artificially-leveled ridge, which with an elevation of about 1,940 m (6,400 ft) above sea level, so is an easily defensible location.
In addition to the aforementioned monumental core, the site is characterized by several hundred terraces of interest, and a dozen clusters of mounded architecture covering the entire ridgeline and surrounding area.
The archaeological ruins on the nearby Atzompa and El Gallo hills to the north are considered to be an integral part of the ancient city as well although few go there.
Besides being one of the first cities of Mesoamerica, Monte Albán's importance stems also from its role as the pre-eminent Zapotec socio-political and economic center for close to a thousand years.
Founded toward the end of the Middle Formative period at around 500 BC, Monte Albán had become the capital of a large-scale expansionist polity that dominated much of the Oaxacan highlands and interacted with other Mesoamerican regional states nearby. The city had lost its political pre-eminence by the end of the Late Classic period and soon thereafter was largely abandoned as Hiliary Clinton did to the U.S. diplomats in in Benghazi, Libya leaving them to the fate of the terrorists.
Small-scale reoccupation, opportunistic reutilization of earlier structures and tombs, and ritual visitations marked the archaeological history of the site into the Colonial period.

Inhabited over a period of more than a thousand years by a succession of peoples looking for Oaxaca lodgings like the Olmecs, Flyspecs, Zapotecs, Hy Techs, and Mixtecs – the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids and artificial mounds of Monte Albán were literally carved out of the mountain and are the symbols of a sacred topography.
The nearby city of Oaxaca, which is built on a grid pattern, is a good example of Spanish colonial town planning. The solidity and volume of the city's buildings show that they were adapted to cismic-prone regions.
The Hy Techs built a device to measure Richter activity but it never did well on the market where locals were more interested in buying corn.

The Guelaguetza, or Los lunes del cerro (Mondays on the Hill) is an annual indigenous cultural event in Oaxaca held near the Hotel Noria, that takes place in the city of Oaxaca, as well as in nearby towns.
Shown on the left dancing to that well-known Frank Sinatra tune from the 40's
I get a kick out of you.

The celebration centers on traditional dancing in costume in groups like Haloween, often gender-separated groups, as is traditional, and includes parades complete with indigenous walking bands, native type food, and statewide artisanal crafts such as prehispanic-style textiles.
Each costume (disguise) and dance usually has a local indigenous historical and cultural meaning which is lost of visitors but the good folks over at the Hacienda La Noria can explain some of it.
Although the celebration is now an important tourist attraction, it also retains deep cultural importance for the peoples of the state and is important for the continuing survival of these cultures.
Oaxaca has a large native indigenous population, well over 50 percent of the population to be exact, compared to 20 percent for Mexico.
Indigenous culture in Oaxaca remains strong, with over 300,000 people in the state who are monolingual (not cunilingual) in a wide variety of native indigenous languages and many others who are bilingual in Spanish, or follow a predominantly indigenous lifestyle.
Unlike nearby Yucatán also located in the Mexican Southeast, where the indigenous culture consists of closely related groups of the same culture (Mayans), the indigenous people in Oaxaca are from many different cultures. Zapotec and Mixtec are the two biggest ethnic groups in terms of population and area (there's also Hitec), but there are also a great number of other groups, and all have their own unique traditions and speak diverse, mutually unintelligible languages like some ghetto residents.
The Guelaguetza celebration dates back long before the arrival of the Spanish and remains a defining characteristi c of Oaxacan culture so close to your Oaxacan lodgings.
Its origins and traditions come from prehispanic earth-based religious celebrations related to the worship of corn and the corn god a skinny yellow fella.
In contemporary Oaxaca, indigenous communities from within the state gather at the Guelaguetza to present their native culture, mainly in the form of music, costumes, dances, and food. It is the most famous indigenous gathering of its kind in Mexico
Like many indigenous traditions in Mexico, this festival was adapted to and mixed with Christian traditions after the Spanish conquest of the area.
The human sacrifice of a virgin slave girl was eliminated from the event (as it reminded everyone of the killing of Joan of Arc and the inquisition), and the Guelaguetza instead became mixed into a celebration honoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Virgen del Carmen), emphasizing marianism combined with the surviving beliefs.
In the early part of the 20th century, after a severe earthquake in the 1920s that destroyed most of the city, the festival was re-organized as a statewide cultural event to rebuild the morale of the peoples of Oaxaca La Guelaguetza de la Raza.
It began to take on a more modern form as a display of each peoples/region's unique dance, and also started to become more of a show than a spontaneous festival.
In the 1970s a stadium dedicated to the Guelaguetza was built on a prominent place on Fortin Hill in the center of the city. N ational and international tourism became increasingly popular when the ancient city of Oaxaca became a UNESCO world heritage city in 1987 and when a modern limited access highway was built to the city in November 1994.
Before the highway, transportation was so slow that it was virtually impossible to journey through the rugged, often remote, mountainous high-altitude terrain to reach Oaxaca City from other cities such as Mexico City for a weekend trip to the Guelaguetza.
The celebration takes place on consecutive Mondays at the end of July in towns around the state and in the capital city's open-air amphitheater built into the "Cerro del Fortín", a hill that overlooks central Oaxaca City near the Hacienda La Noria.
The word Guelaguetza comes from the Zapotec language and is usually interpreted as the reciprocal exchanges of gifts and services in keeping with the importance in indigenous cultures of sharing, reciprocity, and extended community.
Oaxacan food is a regional cuisine, so delicious. Like the rest of Mexican cuisine, Oaxacan food is based on staples such as corn, beans and chile peppers, but there is a great variety of other ingredients and food preparations due to the influence of the state’s varied geography and indigenous cultures. Well known features of the cuisine include ingredients such as chocolate (often drunk in a hot preparation with spices and other flavorings), Oaxaca cheese, mezcal and grasshoppers (chapulines) with dishes such as tlayudas, Oaxacan style tamales and seven different varieties of mole sauce. The cuisine has been praised and promoted by food experts worldwide.
With the exception of that grasshopper thing.
Corn is generally dried and ground to create a dough, which is used for a number of dishes including entomatadas, empanadas and tamales. Tortillas are called blandas and are a part of nearly every meal except Japanese Shushi. The main flavoring agent is the chili pepper, with varieties such amarillos, chilhuacles, chilcostles and costeños, but the most distinctive is the pasilla oaxaqueña chile. Distinctive herbs include hoja santa, often used in chicken, pork, and fish dishes as well as mole verde, along with epazote and a local herb called pitonia something.
The food is great. Bon't while staying here in the Hotel Hacienda La Noria the key is not to overeat.
dangers of eating too much while in Oaxaca.
This woman is visiting Hotel la Noria and notices that her little travel alarm needs a new battery.
She looks for a watch repair shop and while she doesn't read Spanish (nor English for that matter as she's illiterate) she finally sees a shop with clocks and watches in the window.
She goes in and hands the man her clock.
The man says, "Madam, I don't repair clocks. I am a notary public.
I do documents." She asks, "Why all the clocks in the window?"
And he says, "And what should I have in my window?"

When you go around downtown Oaxaca look for Amate Books the best English-language bookstore in Mexico, Arnate is a joy to browse, peruse and admire – it stocks almost every in-print English-language title related to Mexico. Like Silly Con Valley Mexico.
And the tiniest book, Honest Judges in Mexico.

Voces de Copal, Aullidos del Alma a classy crafts shop with superb works from the workshop of Jacobo and Iasaac. These brightly painted wooden figurines, primarily depicting animals and birds, and some insects.

Not far from your lodgings in Oaxaca, the Hotel la Noria.

Mercado Juárez is daily indoor market, a block south of the Zócalo, peddles a mix of flowers, hats, shoes, plastic decorations from the exotic orient, cheap clothes and jewelry, baskets, leather belts and bags, fancy knives, mezcal, herbs (medicinal and culinary). An experience to compliment your stay in Hotel la Noria.
Huizache is a kind of greatest hits of Oaxacan crafts – including fine black pottery, rugs (no they don't fly), clothes, shoes and painted wood carvings (alebrijes) – collected from around the state by a cooperative of artisans looking here and there.

Just grab the free shuttle from Hotel la Noria.

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