Gourmet Getaway | Oaxaca / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of zonaturistica.com

Image courtesy of zonaturistica.com

Calling all food fanatics: this culinary destination has it all. The mole capital of the world keeps it real with old-school salsas, chiles, and regional cheeses along with intriguing variations on cacao-centric recipes. Spice up this foodie adventure with a fall trip over Halloween to ensure that the Dia de los Muertos festivities are enjoyed to their fullest. Soak up the sights, sounds, colors, and flavors of this celebratory season with all that historic Oaxaca has to offer.

EAT: Tlamanalli, Avenida Juárez 39, 70420 Teotitlán del Valle 

SEE: Hierve el Aqua rock formations

DO: Central de Abasto, local market

STAY: Casa Oaxaca