Casa Linda was an oasis on my recent trip to visit Oaxaca for the first time. The accommodations are welcoming, fresh, inviting, and filled with folk art from the region. My room and bath were appointed, clean, and complete, offering everything you would want for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Our entire visit to Oaxaca involved Casa Linda. Linda was both our tour guide, driver, and hostess. She took us to artisan villages and handled the language barriers. I can't say enough good things about my experience with Linda and her BnB. I highly recommend her and I'll be returning. Breakfasts were super!
Casa Linda is a magical place with incredible art from the surrounding area artisans. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated with art. The grounds are lovely with a small patio near the casita and larger seating areas in the outside space. Linda is a treasure! She is so knowledgeable about the artisans and has developed personal relationships with many of the families who have been honing their craft (pottery, weaving, wood carving) over three or more generations. The people we visited were lovely and so gracious. Linda is a wonderful chauffeur and offers airport pickup. After living in Oaxaca for 20+ years, she has the cultural experience to make any stay a pleasure. And the breakfast is outstanding!
We went on a fabulous art tour for the day with Linda. She picked us up at our hotel on time and in an air conditioned van and toured various nearby towns. Linda is connected to and organizes exhibits for local artisans and has a lot of information about the area, their work and is known and welcomed by excellent and authentic artisans. Excellent lunch experience in a local market as well. We thoroughly enjoyed her company and she added greatly to our Oaxaca area experience.
I planned to spend just one afternoon touring with her. I ended up spending three full days with her, visiting the surrounding craft villages and various artist studios. This time I stayed with Linda at her B and B, Casa Linda, just 5 miles from the historic center of Oaxaca, and spent three glorious days surrounded by incredible folk art and in wonderful company. Linda is a wealth of information and has numerous contacts. She will take you places you’d never find on your own, far off the beaten tourist path. Her home is a veritable gallery, yet it’s warm and welcoming as is its host. Breakfasts were grand and delicious: fresh-squeezed juice, fresh fruit, and local dishes, plus a carafe of coffee and cookies waiting when you awoke each morning. Added bonus: transportation to and from the airport. Casa Linda should be your casa on your next trip to Oaxaca.…
If you want to bring back more than memories Linda knows all the best craftsmen and artists in the area. Her house is not only comfortable but an oasis where you can listen to birds away from the noise of the city. She will drive around where you want to go ! Don't hesitate to get in touch with her.