JetSet Destinations: Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a year-round destination offering amazing culture, architecture and tradition. A  2.5 hour flight from Houston, this charming jaunt is just a short plane ride away making it the perfect weekend getaway or destination for a group gathering.  Many of the colonial-era buildings, dating back to the 16th century, have now been restored and turned into galleries, museums, hotels and restaurants, setting the architectural backdrop for a vibrant Mexican atmosphere.

Jet Set is proud to collaborate with our amazing on-ground partner Journey Mexico to bring you a one-of-a-kind experience that provides complete immersion in the culture and activities of this incredible destination.

Relax in the charming accommodations of the 7-room boutique hotel, Casa Oaxaca, where the traditional rooms are decorated with local, artisan products.  The hotel features an eloquent library, steam and herbal baths and private yoga classes.  From this central location, admire the beautiful architecture of the buildings in the Centro Historico, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Spend the days exploring the archeological site of Monte Alban, which features terraces, dams, canals and pyramids that mark a succession of civilizations spanning over 1500 years.  Wander the various craft markets and shops showcasing ceramics, textile, woodcarvings and tin work or delve deeper and visit the local villages to witness the craftspeople at work.  We can even arrange a private lunch at the home of one of the artisans where you will dine as their guest on authentic Oaxacan cuisine.

Jet Set Exclusive: Meet top chef Alejandro Ruiz for a jaunt through the local market, selecting fresh ingredients for a culinary adventure complete with preparation of a savory meal and a tasting of the traditional “drink of the gods”, mescal.

Jet Set Tip:  Don’t miss dining at Como Aqua Para Chocolate, inspired by the novel Like Water for Chocolate offering spectacular dishes and a selection of traditional Oaxacan moles!

Contact Lindsey Woodcock to plan your own unique Oaxacan getaway!