An Authentic Guest Ranch Experience at Rancho Pitaya

View from the rock garden to the dining terrace upper left

Riding out from Rancho Pitaya

The Girasol Suite

Relax over a freshly prepared meal on the terrace

Rancho Pitaya offers deluxe B&B style accommodation with full breakfast and dinner included in the rates.  Centrally located in the valle of Tlacolula, the eastern arm of the great valley of Oaxaca yet only 20 minutes from downtown Oaxaca, Rancho Pitaya offers the perfect balance between spectacular scenery, exotic flora and fascinating cultural and historical destinations.

The ranch is nestled at the foothills of protected lands perfect for horseback riding and hiking, quiet backroads stretch to the east for cycling, and many cultural destinations are within a 20 minute drive. Dozens of varieties of birds can be observed right from the ranch. See more!

Come and stay for a little as an Overnight Ranch Ride or immerse yourself for a week in the real Mexico with our true insider’s Adventure and Discovery Guest Ranch Stay And you don’t have to ride to love Rancho Pitaya.

Rancho Pitaya is about outdoor living, so relax in a Yucatan hammock chair on the old-fashioned veranda and gaze up to the cacti studded mountains due west.  Or meander up to the ranches’ spacious open-style kitchen & dining room, settle on to the terrace and sip a freshly made Margarita as the evening sunlight warms views stretching up to the Sierra Juarez. Take a photo tour. 

Traditional Mexican architecture in wooden beams, wild cane and hand-painted tiles define the design of the three spacious guest rooms of the adobe lodge. Rooms are available with kingsize or two twin beds and large enough to add an extra one;  kitchenette, private en suit bathroom and sitting sara in each room. Take a photo tour.

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Managers and owners, Mary Jane and Bobby are always available to recommend things to do, organize a local taxi driver to tour with or talk about their horses and how they built the ranch.

Additional activities include cooking classes, private cultural tours, massage and spirit cleansing.

Rates include:

  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Complimentary Oaxaca city arrival and departure transfers
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Daily housekeeping and on-site management
  • Welcome margarita
  • Unlimited self-guided hiking