Small and intimate, Hotel Casa Oaxaca feels quintessentially Oaxacan: It’s colonial in style, with whitewashed walls contrasting with vivid pops of carnelian red and fuchsia. It’s surrounded by local vegetation. And it’s filled with Oaxacan handicrafts and art. Common areas invite visitors to settle in and relax, like the on-site library, pool, and terrace with beautifully-made cotton hammocks. The hotel’s seven rooms are arranged around the central patio. Visitors consistently say the service is exceptional, with attention to detail and a “go the extra mile” attitude mentioned frequently as one of the main reasons to return. Another is the hotel’s central location, as it offers an easy walk to many of Oaxaca’s top sights.

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Intimate Luxury Stay in Oaxaca

The door to Casa Oaxaca hotel is closed; you have to ring the bell to enter. Once you’re inside, you’ve left the busy city streets behind. This hotel has a very intimate and exclusive feel to it, with just five guestrooms and two suites; some are on the ground floor, some upstairs, but all are away from the city street and its noises. You’ll find serene courtyards with plants, a free-form swimming pool, and an unerring attention to detail. The rooms are exquisite and the service is impeccable, but what stands out is the food. The hotel has the same management and fabulous cuisine as the restaurant of the same name (at a different location). Made to order breakfasts are included with a stay here, and are served in the central courtyard.

Colorful and Vibrant Oaxaca

Oaxaca’s popularity is no mystery with its friendly residents, rich history, and delicious, regional cuisine. Experience the best of Oaxaca in this customized itinerary for you and your travel companion. You’ll stay at the charming Casa Oaxaca and enjoy two days of private touring, both with the city and nearby sights, and a cooking lesson with a local Zapotec family (complete with a morning visit to the market). Your trip will culminate with a celebratory meal at the famous Como Agua Para Chocolate Restaurant. The itinerary created by AFAR Travel Advisory Council member Lauren Maggard includes three nights at the Casa Oaxaca, tours, airport transfers, and a farewell dinner for $2,990 for two people. Book now!

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