Lodging at Rancho Pitaya

View from the rock garden to the dining terrace upper left

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!

Get a taste of wondrous Oaxaca beyond the city with our Overnight Ranch Ride or Overnight Adventure Stay   Better yet  treat yourself to a week in the real Mexico with our true insider’s Adventure and Discovery Guest Ranch Stay  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.

Mary Jane is available to recommend things to do, organize a local taxi driver to tour with or talk about the horses and how the  the ranch was built.

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

Complete Reservation and Cancelation Policy

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
  • To inquire about rides or lodging at Rancho Pitaya please email: horsebackmexico@me.com
  • Thanks Mary Jane

A tranquil oasis in the historic center.

Consider lodging in the historic center of the city of Oaxaca at Mary Jane’s Casa Murguia Vacation Villa