TRAVEL | May 4

Oaxaca, Mexico Trip Report Part 8: The Coffee Hills of Pluma Hidalgo

Kaye Rottingham

We made it to Pluma Hidalgo, the land of coffee and that's about it. Not a problem, that was exactly what I was looking for, because I love coffee! As we drove through the hills on our way down the mountain, we were teased with the sights of the valleys where the coffee grows. Upon arriving in town, we were finally given the opportunity to try some too. Now that I was fueled up for the day with caffeine energy, I was totally ready to do a whole lot of nothing- and this time I meant it!

However, to not let that caffeine spike go to waste and before settling in for my lazy day, we took advantage of being in town to visit a cactus and flower garden at the house of one of the local ladies.

The foliage and climate seemed to be more lush and tropical now that we were a bit lower in altitude on the mountain. A perfect day for hammocks and laziness by the swimming pool.

After a very relaxing evening, we woke up to watch the sun rise over the mountains without having to even leave our bed.