PUEBLOS MANCOMUNADOS DE LA SIERRA NORTE
The “Pueblos Mancomunados” are eight Zapotec villages in the remote Sierra Norte of the State of Oaxaca. For centuries these villages have pooled the resources of territories spanning 290 km2 of immense pine and oak forests. The profits come from forestry and other activities that are shared between all the families.
We promote the discovery of these villages by offering multi-day trekking trips or a number of sporting activities (mountain biking, zip-lining, horse riding).
Visitors stay in cabins built from materials of the region that are entirely eco-friendly (there is no water, dry toilets are used). Visitors also share in the daily life of these Indians by eating with them in the “community comedor”.
Full comfort cabins built from local materials by inhabitants of the Sierra according to traditional methods. Equipped with chimneys; wood is available for purchase from the community.
In the community “comedors” (family cafeterias) run by inhabitants. Traditional meals and traditional home cooking of the State of Oaxaca.
Hikes on foot to discover the villages, mountain biking, zip-lining.
Waterproof clothing, hiking boots/sneakers, T-Shirt and fleece, sunglasses, sunscreen, a small daypack.