Each of the three little crafts villages (San Antonino Castillo Velasco, San Martín Tilcajete, and Santo Tomás Jalieza not far north of Ocotlán has something unique to offer. In order to visit all of them, plus Coyotepec and Ocotlán, on Friday, you’ll need to get an early start. If you’re inclined to linger, it’s best to allow two days for your visit, with an overnight in Ocotlán.
Under any circumstances, visit San Antonino Castillo Velasco on the same Friday that you visit Ocotlán, because it also has its tianguis on Friday.
© Bruce Whipperman from Moon Oaxaca, 5th edition