Safe Distance Activities

Walk, ride a horse or birdwatch in a rare biosphere just 15 kms. from the centre of Oaxaca.

Safe Distance Outdoor Activities

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Nature walks on quiet trails through native flora.

Mary Jane and the team at Rancho Pitaya are offering, throughout the week, private and small-group outdoor activities around her ranch in the valley of Tlacolula.

Horse riding is a great way to discover the local flora.

Guided Nature Walks

Spend time in nature, participate in “safe distance” social activities while enjoying  moderate to  challenging exercise. Get to know up-close intriguing native plants and the flora that depends on them. Did you know that native woodpeckers nest in the organ cacti?

Guided Horse Rides

Discover the rare flora of this micro biosphere on horseback. Follow hidden trails into the hills where groves of organ cacti and native agaves flourish. The horses are calm and well-trained; the saddles are comfortable. Helmets are provided.

Introduction to Birdwatching – The Birds of the Valle de Tlacolula

Great Kiskadee perches on an organ cactus.

Oaxaca is one of the world’s hotspots for birdwatching. Almost 10% of all the birds in the world can be observed in the state of Oaxaca. By getting to know the local birds, learn about the local plants and geography, Did you know that the Dusky Hummingbird can only be found in the interior valleys of Oaxaca?

Prior reservation required. Contact Mary Jane at 951-199-7026 or

Cash peso payment only please.

All activities are subject to availability.

To arrange private transportation with trusted taxi driver’s contact by calling or via WhatsApp. 400 pesos for roundtrip city -Rancho Pitaya transportation. Mention that you are going to Rancho Pitaya in Rojas de Cuauhtemoc.

Alejandro 951-145-5725

Jose Luis 951-181-2014

White-tailed Hawk hunts in local communal lands.