What can I add to previous posts? It's our second visit to the Oaxaca Learning Center (TOLC). Two years ago we happened upon the B&B during the September Independence Day celebration. This time we've rented the rooftop apartment for the month of December. Sadly there's no fresh breakfast available (like in the B&B rooms) but it's great fun to start the day with coffee and fresh fruit on our own sunny patio. The staff have thought of everything to make for a comfortable stay. The apartment as well as the downstairs rooms are clean and efficient. We really appreciate the good reading lights, mattresses and free wifi connection! Seems like there's always a fiesta going on somewhere in town. Today we enrolled in a Spanish School to study next week. Shopping for food becomes an adventure when spread amongst the many markets and shops. There is opportunity for a vegetarian cooking class with the resident chef at TOLC who's just compiled a book of recipes. We've discovered the nearby Oaxaca Lending Library run by local expats--a fantastic resource just a few blocks from TOLC. There are also lots of activities posted online, so you can choose to experience the tourist sites or the more local cultural venues. I am pleased to recommend this cozy spot to anyone who wants to help out or be a part of such a worthwhile venture. The location, facilities and competent staff will provide a secure resting place while you set off to explore Oaxaca!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our comfortable and friendly B&B is a socially responsible accommodation that helps local youth. We have two pleasantly-appointed bedrooms with private tiled baths and a rooftop self-sufficient, fully equipped one-bedroom apartment. All accommodation includes comfortable beds, fans, telephones, DSL connections and continental breakfast. The B&B is part of the storefront Learning Center - a life skills and tutoring program for young people from rural villages. 100% of the funds raised from the B&B support the programs and operation of The Learning Center. ... more less