About Us

Benito Hernández and Suzanne Barbezat are happy to welcome you to Oaxaca.

Benito Hernández is a Zapotec from the Sierra Norte region of Oaxaca. He has lived most of his life in Oaxaca City. He holds a degree from the Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez and has over 20 years experience working as a guide. He is very knowledgeable about the history, culture and traditions of this land, and he loves sharing his cultural heritage with visitors from all over the world. Benito is also an avid birder and he offers birding and nature tours.

Suzanne Barbezat visited Oaxaca for the first time in 1997. She fell in love with the place, the culture (and a certain Oaxacan) and decided to make her home here. She has a degree in Anthropology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Besides working as a guide, she also writes and edits About.com’s Mexico Travel website and is the author of Frida Kahlo at Home.

Benito and Suzanne live in Oaxaca with their daughter Jasmine, and son Jeronimo.

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Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to see you in Oaxaca soon. Please contact us for information about tours in Oaxaca or other areas of Mexico.