Exploring Oaxaca: The Pluma Coffee Route in Sierra Sur

Information about the Pluma Coffee Route in Oaxaca, a magical trip through the Sierra Sur, integrated by 8 unique towns full of flora, fauna, beautiful wooded landscapes, wonderful climates, and ecotourism activities.

Exploring Oaxaca: The Pluma Coffee Route in Sierra Sur
Discover the Pluma Coffee Route in Sierra Sur, Oacaxa, Mexico. Photo by Tina Guina / Unsplash

Learn about the Pluma Coffee Route, a magical journey through the Sierra Sur, made up of 8 unique towns full of flora, fauna, beautiful wooded landscapes, wonderful climates, ecotourism activities such as walking, hiking, mountain biking, camping, horseback riding, zip lining and tasting the delicious Pluma Coffee will make you never forget this great experience.

Santa Maria Huatulco

In its bays San Agustín, Chahué, Santa Cruz, Conejos, Tangolunda, Maguey, Chachacual, Órgano, Maguey, Cacaluta, and Riscalillo you will not only enjoy the sand, sun, and sea, but also water sports (diving, surfing, snorkeling, and rafting), waterfalls, rivers, and sanctuaries located along the more than 35 beaches that make up this beautiful site.

Pluma Hidalgo

Its name refers to the "Cerro de la Pluma". The first coffee plantation in the entire state was established in this zone, which has earned it a deep-rooted and outstanding coffee tradition, since its territory harvests an excellent coffee, of the Typica Arabica Pluma variety, considered one of the best gourmet coffees in the world. This town has more than 9 coffee farms where you can tour their plantations, enjoy the coffee elaboration process, stay in their cabins, visit rivers, and waterfalls, and taste delicious dishes.

San Miguel Suchixtepec

It is characterized by the distinctive and perhaps unique planting and harvesting of mezcal bottles, which consists of placing a bottle in the small branches of the fruit trees so that the fruit grows inside and then filling the bottle with mezcal. On the other hand, the Guajolote River waterfall and the Cerro de Zimialtepec (in this place, the inhabitants usually carry out a ritual on the first of May to ask the Lord of Lightning for rain) will surprise you, as well as the various carpentry workshops that manufacture handcrafted pieces with carved wood.

San Mateo Rio Hondo

Here you will experience various gastronomic and sensory adventures, including the preparation of natural jams, the identification of certain hallucinogenic mushrooms typical of the region, and the production of pata negra cured ham, a specialty of the area and available for consumption, upon request, at La Torre del Roúre.

San Jose del Pacifico

It is a place with an exceptional view full of fog and mountains due to its altitude of more than 2500 meters above sea level, which, besides being famous for its mushrooms for healing purposes and temazcal baths, stands out for its handicrafts made with sheep wool. Undoubtedly, it is an excellent option if you want to get away from the city.

San Andres Paxtlan

It is a town whose tradition -which you will be able to observe in the local bakeries- transports us to the delicious pan serrano bread made from panela. Also, the Cerro de las Flores -which in the rainy season is filled with beautiful species of flowers- and the Dark River, will conquer you.

Santa Catarina Cuixtla

If ancient constructions, such as a Dominican-style temple that began to be built in 1944 and was left in ruins as a result of an earthquake that same year, and the spirituality of an eye of water to which reanimating properties are attributed are your thing, this is the ideal place for you.

Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz

It is a memorable town in the history of our country because, on October 3, 1866, General Porfirio Diaz and his army won a battle against the French army, and therefore, every year there are horseback rides and cultural exhibitions in commemoration of that heroic deed. In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit the mezcal palenques and the Historical Museum of the Municipal Palace of Miahuatlán.