Thank you all for making my first trip to Mexico one of the most memorable trips of my life!!
It could not have been ANY better!!! I already want to go back!
I booked the retreat through www.salsaretreat.com which I found online while reaching dance vacations. Alice, the director, did an excellent job meeting all my needs and sharing information about what was available. The cost was very reasonable and all these items added up for me to book this retreat for myself! I did not even hesitate. I traveled alone and felt safe the whole time in Mexico.
The room at Casa Colonial was a paradise amongst an amazing city with so much to offer. I had no idea what I was in for on my first trip, everyday was an adventure and the whole trip changed my life. The Casa Colonial was a big part of the enjoyment, I had privacy, beauty and comfort. The delicious breakfasts in the morning were an extra delight that was so appreciated to start my day. The staff is a delight and cheerful. They love what they do there and it shows. The lessons at Tumbao Baille Studio with Betty and martin for my salsa instruction was just what I wanted and the main reason I booked the trip but so much more added to the experience, I can hardly put into words. I even took a side trip to Puerto Escondido and Amado at the Casa made it a breeze for me to fly there and aligned taxis to come and go during my stay. An extra bonus I so appreaceted since I do not speak any Spanish!!
I took photos with my iPhone and documented what I experienced in extraordinary Oaxaca Mexico, since words can fall short. Thank you all, I can't stop telling others and sharing my photos about my trip and hope if you are reading this and considering going to Oaxaca that you do it... do something extraordinary and experience this amazing city!!! You will be so happy you did!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're a unique "non-hotel," taking special pride in our beautiful mature gardens, fantastic food, comfortable rooms, friendly ambiance and personal service. Guests enjoy our gracious livingroom/library, with its unrivaled collection of books in English on Oaxaca and Mexico. We specialize in helping you enjoy and learn about Oaxaca.In 2011, we added an artist studio, surrounded by a private garden, which can be rented by the week or long term. Ask for our monthly rates. Casa Colonial is a peaceful oasis surrounded by a bustling city, and our guests are some of the most interesting people in Oaxaca. ... more less