Amatlán awaits you at only 62 km (2 hrs) from the State Capital of Oaxaca. It is a municipality that offers, within its territory, enormous natural beauty, incomparable landscapes, ancient natural treasures and interesting colonial vestiges, as well as ideal places for walking, mountain biking and horseback riding. In your visit to our community you will be able to participate in different activities such as mushroom cultivation and breadmaking and to enjoy the delicious local and regional cuisine surrounded by the hospitality of our inhabitants.
Problems related with the provision of environmental services and regional challenges of managing socio-ecological systems can be observed.
Local artesanal producers, community organizations for ecotourism and sustainable agroecological production, common property organizations and local authorities.
Implemented/current solutions or actions taken
Productive and ecotourism projects addressing local resource management.
Number of Participants
07:00 Depart from Oaxaca City
09:00 Arrive in Latuvi
09:00 Traditional breakfast
10:00 -15:00 A walk along the Camino Real which connects the community of Latuvi to Amatlan. This is a portion of one of the longest pre-Hispanic routes that is believed to have linked Zapotecan cities of the Central Valleys with the Gulf of Mexico. Along the route, you will see vestiges of the original stone road still in excellent condition. Part of the trail will take you to the river bank where you will cross a canyon. Throughout the walk you will be able to observe examples of the wonderful biological diversity of the Sierra Norte (bromeliads, trees with moss and figures carved in rock by nature)
15:00 Traditional lunch.
16:00 A visit to the Museum of Codices and Photographs
17:00 Return to Oaxaca City
This fieldtrip is offered by the ecotourism group “Expediciones Sierra Norte: Pueblos mancomunados de Oaxaca. A. C.”