Experience the way the locals live, enjoy spectacular sites and learn the culture and traditions of this mysteriously sacred place. Mitla in Nahuatl means "Place of the Dead", however, its Zapotec name is Lyobaa which means 'tomb' or 'place of rest'.
• Each room has a queen size bedroom beautifully adorned by handmade weaved blankets and curtains done by artisans in Mitla.
• Clean Sheets and blankets
• Clean towels provided for each guest.
The inside bathroom has a shower with hot and cold running water.
As our guest, you will have full access to common areas.
•Spacious dining table, sits 6 people.
•Sofa set sit 12 guests
•Mesoamerican History Books
BATHROOM INSIDE HOUSE
•Hot and cold running water
If you wish, you may set up a bone fire in the backyard or grind corn in the "metate"and make tortillas in the "comal" whenever tortillas are being made.
We have a huerto (orchard) you are welcome to pick lettuce, radishes or available herbs for your cooking.
We also offer complimentary cafe de olla (coffe) and chocolate (hot chocolate) and pan dulce every morning.
Kontakt z gośćmi
My father, Juan, who is fluent in Zapotec, Spanish and speaks some English, will be on site for anything that you may need. My father ran a mezcaleria when he was younger, feel free to ask him for recommendations and he will be delighted to share his expertise and adventurous stories. He will gladly take you to our must-see places such as "El Mercado," the archeological sites or any other place if asked in advance.
Inne ważne rzeczy
•DAY OF THE DEAD
Mitla has been known for centuries as the place of rest, it is strongly believed that people who have passed away (Tohgol in Zapotec) return once more to be with their loved ones, the spirit of babies and children return on October 31 (Día de los angelitos/Day of the Angels) at noon and proceed to leave at noon of the following day. However, the spirits of adults return on November 1 at noon and leave on November 2 at noon, this celebration is known as The Day of the Dead. Everyone in Mitla prepares months in advance for this longed festivity as it is an opportunity to join their loved ones once more.
My aunts and cousins celebrate this annual ritual by preparing an altar with favorite food, drinks, fruits to my grandparents and uncle who have passed away.
•ANNUAL VILLAGE CELEBRATION
Secondly important, the annual village celebration takes place the third week of January till the first week of February, lots of music, drinks and colorful textiles.
Mitla is truly a magical place, every where you go and anything you will see has a history, you will be intrigued by the sound of the telares weaving curtains, comforters, rebozos and ropa típica, you will hear mystical stories about hidden treasures and artifacts found many years ago. If you want a detailed list of thing to do in Mitla and nearby vicinities, please visit my blog at (EMAIL HIDDEN)
Our house is located within a family lot that we share with other aunts and cousins (almost like an apartment complex) each family has its personal space, so we ask our guest to feel free to explore our own front garden and the backyard of the main house only, which is part of our house.
We expect each guest to have common courtesy and respect for others, no loud noise after 10 pm.
Check-in time is from 2:00 PM-3:00 PM and check-out time is at 12:00 PM. While we do not allow smoking indoors, our guest are welcome to smoke in the backyard.
Ten gospodarz ma 18 recenzje innych ofert.Zobacz inne recenzje
My name is Mayra and was born near Oaxaca City and lived my infancy and early childhood near the Zócalo (main square). When I was seven years old, my mother, siblings and I moved to my maternal grandmother's house in San Pablo Villa de Mitla.
At age fourteen, my family decided to move to Los Angeles California where I attended University High School and UCLA. I have been married to my Angeleno husband for twelve years and we have two sons, ten and two year old respectively.
I am a central valley Zapotec woman and though I do not speak Zapotec fluently, I enjoy listening to my family's oral history and learning my parent's native tongue. Though I am far away from my beloved land, I connect to my roots through cooking traditional Oaxacan food with my mother and conversing with my paisanos.
I believe in the importance of exposing my children to our traditions and customs and always finding ways to connect them to my mother land.
My family and I visit Mitla and my dad Juan at least twice a year, we stay at my mother's house which is now an airbnb space.
I believe in the wise words once spoken by Benito Juárez, the first Oaxacan and indigenous president of Mexico: "Entre los individuos, como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz -- Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others brings peace.”