Rambling Spirits has an HQ walking distance from Oaxaca’s historical centre. There is a double bedroom and a single bed and office, perfect for a nomadic working lifestyle. The kitchen is stocked for breakfast, including locally sourced coffee and fresh eggs from our chickens who roam free in the garden.
If you are interested in staying with us, we offer some unique experiences around Oaxaca tailored to your interests.
We also have a mezcal tasting room and rooftop bar where we run cocktail consultations.
Our dogs often join us on Rambling Spirits experiences. During the quarantine of Covid19 we began to collaborate with vets and clinics that grew out of a need to help the growing population of street dogs in Oaxaca.
We also published a book with the help of 50 + creative friends - "Perros y Palenques"
100% of the cost of every book bought goes towards helping street dogs in Oaxaca.
This book is available to buy in Oaxaca (contact us for details) or online with
Rambling Spirits work closely with local businesses, so please take advantage of our network.
Below are a few (dog friendly) nideas to start, but contact us if you would like more information.
Walking in the historic centre of Oaxaca, using Santo Domingo as an anchor is a great way to take in the city. The main galleries and museums are within minutes of this stunning church. Local vendors set up around the square every day except Wednesday with Oaxacan textiles and crafts. Behind the church are some favorite spots like the Botanic gardens, and some lovely places to buy gifts like Origen Textiles and Maria Diseño, where you can get beautifully curated products, including dog collars from the Oaxaca brand Xyrka. In this area you can get a coffee, tacos, elotes (corn on the cob) or a burger almost any time. Make sure you go inside the church before sunset to catch the light pouring in through the rose-window, glinting off the opulent, gold interior.
Mercado Abastos is great for exploring/ getting lost, and Benito Juarez has every idea for Oxacan gifts, but Merced is our favourite market to eat at. In their food court you can find the Fonda Rosita where they make the best chilaquiles in town (in our opinion). We would recommend the verde with fried eggs and chorizo.
La Popular is our go-to hang-out spot. The owner is also a dealer of local artwork, so the walls of this friendly restaurant are always exciting. The food is typical oaxacan cuisine and the margaritas are on-point.
Zandunga has coastal-style Oaxacan food. Unusual and delicious. They recently expanded and the new space has some amazing murals by artist Sanez.
Alhondiga and Cosecha are boutique style markets. Cosecha is a great place to try Tepache and other unusual Oaxacan treats, while Alhondiga is a fun place to try various different cuisines.
There are so many mezcalerias popping up all over Oaxaca. Insitu probbaly has the most extensive library of mezcals, but we enjoy Mezcalerita where there are botanas (snacks) and a relaxed rooftop. If your looking for something a little smarter then the Amantes Hotel is a great option.
Convivio is a co-working space that offers free mezcal for members. It's a fun scene where a working day often evolves into a party over night in their new downstairs bar.
Pal'Sur isn't typical Oaxacan cuisine, but for those nomads who want to change it up, the food is great, as are the cocktails
Sushi is a strange thing in Oaxaca. There are lots of options, mostly with their own 'spin' on sushi. If you want something fresh and authentic with Saki on the side we would definitely recommend Kintaro. They also have a beautiful temporary exhibition space and some wild murals by Oaxacan artist Dr Lakra.
Named after the famous "grana cochinilla" that was once the gold of Oaxaca, Grana B&B lets the botanical elements of this pre-hispanic dye inspire the architecture and decoration of the rooms and common spaces. Set in a renovated 18th century hacienda, it is equally intimate and luxurious.
A beautiful space right by the Zocalo. The pool is stunning and has a great backdrop for photos.
Out in the peaceful area of San Felipe, this hotel offers a large green space, pool and an onsite spa.
Taste traditional Oaxacan food and drink on a laid-back walking tour that features four sit-down restaurants. Meet the people behind the food. Make new friends and experience the city through the eyes of a local
Nomad Cook is a project hosted by Luis Hernandez. His aim is to provide storytelling services to people who do not have access to them. To fund these services, Luis teaches cooking classes in Oaxaca City. These are vegan friendly culinary experiences.