We've traveled quite a bit to the typical Mexican resorts and were looking for something unique;something where you could see a town up close and not just hang out with other tourists in a gated resort.
La Villa Bonita was the perfect answer! Ana & Rob were excellent hosts! Ana made you feel right at home the minute we arrived.Working and learning with her in the kitchen was an experience we'll never forget. The accommodations were perfect as well. You felt like you were staying at a relative's home. It was simple, but beautiful, and very relaxing.
Tepoztlan is a charming little town with cobblestone streets. We enjoyed walking to town with other guests (new friends!) dailiy and checking out the local food at the market and shopping the charming stores. SO nice to NOT see a Starbucks or McDonald's on every corner. You really felt as though you were in another time. As for safety, we felt completely safe. It's such a shame that all of Mexico gets such a bad rep because of the drug cartel.
All in all, a memorable, incredible trip. Can't recommend the trip enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chef Ana Garcia invites you join her in a unique culinary experience created for true food lovers. Chef Ana's 6 bedroom boutique culinary home boasts an enormous open air kitchen with a spectacular view, pool carved out of a volcanic rock, and an organic citrus and vegetable garden. Enjoy a gourmet chef's table with Chef Ana made from local ingredients or try your own hand at cooking traditional Mexican delicacies with our famous culinary vacation packages or build your own package. Make tortillas from scratch, build a mole with your own hands, enjoy the best tamales you have ever had on our elevated terrace. Don't stay in a regular hotel - have a culinary adventure at La Villa Bonita. ... more less
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