Close to the historical centre of Oaxaca and yet you can walk straight into nature, up into the oak and pine woods!! You will enjoy the tranquil location, grand views and yet proximity to all the beauty of the city and state of Oaxaca, its nature and people. The "casita" is extremely comfortable, cosy and full of light, with high ceilings, a well equipped kitchen-diner and a delightful bathroom - ideal for a writing retreat or a base for exploring Oaxaca... We can lend you a bicycle, as well. Minimum rental is one month.
The bungalow is located in a rural area in the foothills of the northern part of the city, next to San Felipe del Agua, about 15 minutes by car to the centre of the historical part of the city of Oaxaca. You can walk out of the door and along the path to be walking up the hill overlooking the valley, or take a cycle ride (mountain bikes can be lent) through the area and into the city (a steep hill on the way back, though!). The local village (an ejido) is 1.5km by trackroad. The walk is some 15 minutes downhill or uphill some 30 minutes.
If you plan to go into town at a daily level, then a car is better, otherwise, there are local buses to the ejido, then mototaxis, or taxis from and to the city you can take. If you are happy to walk down the hill to the public bus stop (which takes you to the city centre) or take mototaxis or taxis, you will be ok without a car. A taxi from Oaxaca's main bus terminal, the ADO, costs aprox. $120 pesos; to go into town you have to call for a taxi or hitch a ride with neighbours. Otherwise, we recommend a car.