Copy of Catrina (or Catrín) Make-up at Tlayudona

The Catrina is an iconic Mexican character created by the cartoon artist Jose Posada about 100 years ago as political satire and a commentary on issues of social class in Mexico, which was later popularized by Diego Rivera’s paintings. Over time, the complex history of this figure has had many significances, but has ultimately come … Read more

Day of the Dead Mezcal Tasting: Spirits distilled with the Flowers of the Dead

Join us at the picturesque local spot where Oaxaca’s most fantastically-curated mezcal collection resides: Rosita del Borracho. The brainchild of Samuel Velasco, this cozy bodega is the perfect place to usher in the spirits of muertos while sampling the floral essences of the season in mezcal form! Taste local artisan mezcal creations distilled specifically to … Read more

Mexico and its Mezcals: Taste Your Way Around the Country

“Rosita del Borracho is a place where time stands still and whispers in your ear, where your taste buds and your sense of smell fall in love. Tasting different mezcals from in and around Oaxaca and throughout the entire country of Mexico help you understand the work and legacy of nations, peoples, people, water, and … Read more

Paint and Sip: Alebrijes with Alex

This is our original alebrije-painting experience, featuring our favorite dynamic alebrije family from the village of Tilcajete, where this artisan tradition has been handed down for several generations. Join us in learning about the history and culture of this iconic colorful art form. Alex, our fourth generation alebrije artist, will walk you through each stage … Read more

Cooking in the Campo: Learn to make tortillas and salsa from scratch!

Come spend the day with us in the beautiful campo of San Agustín Yatareni as we learn to make tortillas and salsa completely from scratch. This process, called “nixtamalización”, is just one of the ancestral culinary treasures that we tend to replace with mechanized processes in the bustle of the restaurant scene around the world. … Read more

Hands on Dyeing and Weaving Workshop in Teotitlán (Two-Day Workshop)

Our dyeing host from Teotitlán, Doña Josefina from the women´s collective, is hosting this two day hands-on workshop in which you will be able to dye a range of natural colors from organic pigments, and then weave your own small piece to take home. Join us and the women´s weaving collective in Teotitlán del Valle, … Read more

Hands on Dyeing and Weaving Workshop in Teotitlán (2 Day Workshop)

Our dyeing host from Teotitlán, Doña Josefina from the women´s collective, is hosting this two day hands-on workshop in which you will be able to dye a range of natural colors from organic pigments, and then weave your own small piece to take home. Join us and the women´s weaving collective in Teotitlán del Valle, … Read more

Mezcal Tasting in Tlayudona

Join us at Tlayudona to learn about mezcal culture with our local host, Saabianni, who has been passionately working in the industry and giving tastings for several years in Oaxaca and even as far as Austria. She currently collaborates with a variety of local mezcal producers to expand her panorama and quench her thirst for … Read more

Day of the Dead Market Trip and Altar Building in Yatareni

Day of the Dead is such a precious time in Oaxaca, and this experience has been designed to live its beauty and significance in the most profound way possible… family style. In this new experience, our awesome local translator Claudia will take you home to her family to witness how Day of the Dead is … Read more

Hands-on Afternoons: Weaving in Teotitlán for Adults DAY ONE

Our dyeing host from Teotitlán, Doña Josefina from the women´s collective, is hosting this workshop in which you will be able to weave your own small piece to take home. Join us and the women´s weaving collective in Teotitlán del Valle, the village known for it´s use of natural dyes in the weaving of gorgeous … Read more