The spa is tiny, but offers a host of treatments and experiences, including temazcal, a traditional Mexican sweat lodge ritual
The beautiful terrace restaurant looks onto the gardens and the mountains beyond
The pool and jacuzzi are solar and gas heated, a bonus in the colder months
What To Know
True to the original hacienda layout, there are no elevators
The hotel is situated around a 10-minute drive from downtown Oaxaca
Parking on site
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18th-century hacienda set among tranquil gardens with a heated pool and mountainview restaurant
This 23-room stay has all the romance you’d hope for in an 18th-century Spanish Colonial hacienda, complete with soaring beamed ceilings, mahogany furniture, and a manicured garden full of laurel trees and exotic birds. The inviting pool and jacuzzi are heated year-round, and the spa offers treatments from aromatherapy to temazcal, an indigenous Mexican sweat lodge ceremony presided over by a shaman. (Advance reservations are required for this experience.) Other highlights include Oaxacan cooking classes and a restaurant overlooking the Sierra Juarez mountains.
In the Area
With the colonial jewel of UNESCO-listed city Oaxaca so close, it’s worth leaving the hacienda to explore some of the city’s gems. Check out the Teatro Macedonio de Alcala on Independencia, a French Baroque-style theater, then wander around the markets to get a taste of Oaxaca’s unique and rave-worthy cuisine, including its world-famous mole sauce. Local, traditional textiles are well showcased at the Textile Museum. If modern art is more your speed, check out the excellent Oaxaca Contemporary Art Museum, also known as MACO, housed in a lovely colonial-era mansion.