Enjoy a traditional Oaxaca dinner while admiring the regional dances of La Guelaguetza. These dances are performed by a professional group in the exclusive Castillo Huatulco Hotel Beach Club. La Guelaguetza is widely known to reveal the colorful diversity that is typical of Mexico, and especially to the state of Oaxaca. This dance custom is eminently a social activity; born among the Zaez indigenous tribe in the 16th century, each costume and dance having a local indigenous historical and cultural meaning. 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. Each year, on the first two Mondays after July 16th, the eight regions and 16 ethnic groups, with their own languages and dialects, come to the state capital for the annual "Mondays of the Hill" or Guelaguetza celebration.
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Completely terrible experience.
Date:April 8, 2012
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
This tour was completely terrible - a long walk from the ship to the bus through the dark, along broken uneven pavement. Then another walk from the bus to the dining room along an even darker path. When we stopped and started calling for someone to turn on some lights, a man with a small flashlight finally came out and led us in. The food was very bad - limp lettuce, overcooked burgers, some thin deep fried cookies that tasted very strongly of the oil they were fried in. Most of the people at my table only ate the baked potatoes. The entertainment was folk dancing. The dancers were very good but the sound system was bad and the so-called MC was a young girl who had good English but giggled at everything she said and referred to the audience as "you guys". Don't waste your time and money!