Ranked #5 by Trip Adviser out of 92 Specialty lodgings in Oaxaca
There is a breakfast of fresh papaya and mango, with homemade yogurt, granola, and freshly ground Oaxacan coffee. It is a place for sleeping in and reading in the hammock. And the attentive, friendly, bilingual staff are ready to assist you in discovering the magic of Oaxaca.
The B&B is ideally situated within walking distance to the main square, or zócalo — a great starting place for getting to know the city, its magnificent museums, fine restaurants, and local artisans. The zócalo itself is constantly in motion with people strolling, musicians playing, and vendors selling the colorful textiles of the valley or other of Oaxaca's artisan products.
The presence of the young people at the Learning Center bring an exuberance and vitality to the place that is contagious — and hard to find anywhere else. Monday to Sunday by mid afternoon, the place is a hive of activity. Guests might hear the hum of voices as students catch up on the day and settle into studies.
It is not afternoon tea or cocktail hour as one might find at a boutique B&B. You might suddenly find yourself learning a few words of Zapotec or Mixe, explaining the difference between 'must' and 'should', or hearing the history of Monte Alban from one whose ancestors have lived in its shadow since it was inhabited. Guaranteed you will be surrounded by smiles and laughter.
The presence of the young people at the Learning Center make a stay at the B&B absolutely memorable. It can be a Volunteer Vacation Opportunity if you like. Guests come and go as they please and students may give a quick smile or simply go about their business. There is privacy, safety, and at eight o'clock the students magically disappear — all that remains is the burble of the fountain, the shadows of the tall cactus in the lights of the courtyard, and the far off call of the tamale and plantain vendors in the street.