After a walk to Castillo Huatulco Hotel, enjoy a tasty Oaxaca lunch and appreciate the regional dances of La Guelaguetza performed by a professional group in the Hotel Ballroom. La Guelaguetza is widely known to reveal the colorful diversity that is typical of Mexico, and especially to the state of Oaxaca. This custom is a social activity born among the Zaez indigenous tribe in the 16th century and still exists as an act of collective solidarity between relatives, friends and neighbors as a way to satisfy or benefit a community member. This usually occurs during a transcendental time —birth, baptism, marriage or death. Each year, on the first two Mondays after July 16, the eight regions of which the state is divided —and composed by at least 16 ethnic groups with their own languages and dialects— come to the state capital for this ritual: “Mondays of the Hill” or Guelaguetza. Note: Guests must be able to get in and out of bus and walk short distances.