Casa Raab is a 40 acre nature preserve in the foothills, just north of the city of Oaxaca. The landscape includes lush creeks, cornfields, agave plantations, mineral springs, an onyx mine... and wonderful views of the valley below. Although secluded and in a ranch-like village setting, it is just 20 minutes to the heart of Oaxaca.
A stay in La Casita at Casa Raab usually includes visits to traditional markets, ancient ruins, handicraft villages, art galleries, museums and the city of Oaxaca. From individual travelers to small families and groups, La Casita is a great little house that will serve you well.
What To Do?: Visit archaeological ruins, handicraft villages, world famous markets, museums, churches, Mezcal distilleries and the lively zocalo (town square). Go for long walks through the villages or in the foothills, take an eco-adventure or a short flight to Pacific beaches.
Day-Trip Tours & most other transportation services can be arranged with us. We use a 15 passenger air conditioned van. Tours include handicraft village shopping for black pottery, woven tapestries, embroidered cottons & carved wooden animals. Multi-day tours are available for the more adventurous.
How are the Services?: You will be served by our friendly staff. Culturally furnished, beautiful pool, laundry and maid service, optional great meals prepared in either American or authentic Oaxacan style, hiking and exploration on Casa Raab's 40 acres...... all within a wonderful village atmosphere. --- La Casita services: Housekeeping, Laundry, Swimming Pool Use. Transportation services are optional.
How About Fishing?: There is great rainbow trout fishing in a remote trout farm pond. Too easy perhaps, but when conditions are right you can land four pounders. Excellent for bringing home a cooler full for the barbecue. Casa Raab has all the gear.
There is also fly fishing for wild golden trout in a mountain river. Deep sea fishing can be arranged at the Pacific.
Oaxaca City is located at 5,500 feet above sea level. This high mountain tropical location creates a nearly perfect year round climate, with low humidity and cool nights.
Oaxaca towns and villages still retain the spirit of Old Mexico, with fiestas, music and laughter in the air. Oaxaca itself is full of restaurants, musuems, galleries and colonial architecture. The three subtropical Oaxacan valleys have breathtaking natural beauty, ecological diversity and rich cultural history. Trips into the mountains will take you into world famous ecological zones.
Other Activities: golfing, petting zoo, animal rescue, mezcal tours, rock climbing, hiking, eco-touring
Golf: We have a nice 9 hole 'country club' within 20 minutes of Casa Raab. It has big locker rooms with steam baths, an Olympic size pool, and a small high-quality restaurant. Clubs and caddies are available. It costs about $50 us for 18 holes.
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