Oaxaca, in the heart of Mexico

Oaxaca is a traveler’s paradise; famed for its colonial architecture, its archeological sites, its sandy beaches to the south, and the best food in Mexico.

Discover a rich and vibrant culture:  the colonial center of Oaxaca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  You can visit the zocalo (main square) and the cathedral as well nearby valley to tour the archaeological ruins of Mitla and Monte Alban.

Explore indigenous markets and craft villages specializing in woven textiles.

Enjoy a colorful Guelaguetza performance of traditional song and dance one evening.

For foodies:  food market to sample cheese, tamales wrapped in banana leaves, and even insects.  

Chocolate and Mezcal are also traditional productions of Oaxaca. 

For active travels:  Puerto Escondido is a famous surf spot and an ideal place for bird watching.



Chocolate workshop to taste one of the region’s best-known products

Oaxaca is the only place in the world that has such a strong and visible cacao consuming culture. This is an in depth introduction to making small-batch bean to bar chocolate, you will begin by selecting beans, roasting, cracking, winnowing then making your own batch of chocolate. We will also taste many chocolates from different chocolate makers

Fall in love with Hierve el Agua

This is a series of spectacularly mineral pool and a petrified waterfall.  It is a serene and peaceful site

Visit a mezcal distillery to taste the smoky spirit

It’s a cousin of tequila – made from the same type of plant, the agave.  Mezcal production dates back to pre-hispanic times. It is almost always made in small batch production on small palenques (farms) using traditional methods. This keeps the traditional culture alive and makes for more varied flavors in limited production bottles.


Cactuses and more cactuses in Ethnobotanic Garden

The purpose of the garden, and the definition of ‘ethnobotanical’, is the exploration of the relationship between plants and people. The garden tells a story about the cultural and artistic traditions of Oaxaca and its place in the natural history of Mexico.  Learn about Medicinal and ceremonial plants include mesquite, copal used in incense and for carving alebrijes, and, of course, the beloved agave plants used to make mezcal.



Quinta Real Oaxaca*****

This 100% smoke free hotel is located in Oaxaca de Juárez, just 150 m from Santo Domingo de Guzmán Church. It offers a 24-hour reception and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and WiFi.

The rooms at the Quinta Real Oaxaca feature tiled floors, colonial-style décor and extra cushions. Each one comes with a safe and private bathroom with a hairdryer

Casa de Sierra Azul****

Located on the historic centre of Oaxaca, this 19th century mansion is only 2 blocks from the main square and the cathedral. Casa De Sierra Azul is considered a patrimony of humanity by UNESCO.

This luxury hotel features a typical colonial courtyard with a fountain on the centre of the property. Casa De Sierra Azul preserves its original wooden door and the archways.

Each room at the Sierra Azul comes with a colonial décor and a private bathroom with shower. They have a flat-screen TV with cable and free WiFi. Also available are a coffee maker, hairdryer, vanity mirrors, ironing appliances and acoustic doors. Smoking is allowed in the hotels open areas.

Corazón Oaxaqueño Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks and drinks are available every evening at this restaurant. Room service is available.

Staff at the 24-hour reception can book city tours or provide other services such as car rental. Main churches and museums are within walking distance, while Monte Albán Archaeological Site is a 15-minute drive.

Hotel Azul****

This boutique hotel is located in central Oaxaca, just 300 m from Santo Domingo Church. Designed by well-known local artists, the stylish rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen cable TV.

The air-conditioned rooms at Azul de Oaxaca have modern décor, an iPod docking station, a minibar and safe. Featuring elegant tiling, the private bathroom includes slippers.

The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional Oaxacan food, which can be enjoyed on the patio. There is also bar on the roof terrace, which offers impressive views of the city.

Azul de Oaxaca has a library which features computers, a printer and many graphic design reference books

Hacienda Los Laureles*****

The Hacienda Los Laureles Oaxaca is a delightful refuge, nestling amidst aging cypresses and colourful gardens in the heart of this provincial district, close the ruins of San Felipe del Agua.

The boutique hotel rooms, each has a distinct Mexican flavour. Cool whitewashed walls, terracotta floors and wrought-iron furniture lend a rustic authenticity, which is combined with warm woods and bold Mexican fabrics to create a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant El Cipres features an exciting selection.

The hotel is located in Oaxaca, a colonial jewel in the south of Mexico, declared by UNESCO as part of the world’s cultural heritage; a city with 450 years of post-Columbian and Spanish history and more than 3,000 years of pre-Columbian history

Hotel Palacio Borghese****

Palacio Borghese is a colonial building set in the centre of Oaxaca, less than 2 blocks from the Santo Domingo de Guzman Temple. It features free WiFi throughout and free parking and valet service. Santo Domingo church is 120 m away.

Each luxurious, air-conditioned room is decorated with elegant furniture and rich fabric. All come with satellite TV, hydromassage bathtub, soft feather pillows and a range of amenities. Slippers and a bathrobe are also provided.

Guests can relax on a Balinese bed on the Palacio Borghese’s terrace.

Oaxaca is located in the Sierra Madre Valley. The city’s Regional Museum and Santo Domingo Cultural Centre, the Oaxaca Contemporary Art Museum and the House of Juarez are all within a 10-minute walk

Casa de las Bugambilias B&B

Casa de las Bugambilias B&B is located in Oaxaca City, 600 m from Downtown Oaxaca de Juarez and 5 km from Monte Alban. The property is decorated with contemporary art, local folk art and antiques.

All rooms include a private bathroom. Free local and long distance calls are included to landlines in a range of countries. There is a shared lounge at the property as well as a library.

Santo Domingo Temple is 200 m from Casa de las Bugambilias B&B, while Oaxaca Cathedral is 500 m away

Azul Talavera Hotel*****

Azul Talavera Hotel has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Puebla. Boasting a garden, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 700 m from Puebla Convention Centre, 1.8 km from Biblioteca Palafoxiana and 600 m from Paseo de San Francisco Shopping Mall. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi.

All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. The private bathroom is fitted with a bath and free toiletries.

An American breakfast is available each morning at the hotel.

Azul Talavera Hotel offers a terrace

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