Things to Do and See

Hiking the communal lands of Rojas

The delightful 16th c. church in Tlacochahuaya is only 5 km. from the ranch.

See how beautiful Zapotec rugs are hand woven

Visit a artisan mezcal distillery – a fascinating traditional processBaking agave for mezcal in pit kiln

There are many reasons to stay at Rancho Pitaya besides horseback riding.  Enjoy endless safe self-guided hiking in the communal lands just west of the ranch, a biosphere rich in rare, old growth native flora. Or jump on a complimentary all-terrain bicycle and explore the many sites of interest along the quiet backroads stretching east from the ranch.

Relax on the guest patio with a book from our well-stocked library or take a cooking class to learn authentic local dishes. Or we’ll arrange for a trusted local taxi driver and see many sites in the greater Valle de Tlacolula in a really time-efficient way.

You can stay for days at Rancho Pitaya and never get on a horse. But is sure is a fun and we’re got the calm horses to try this wonderful pastime with .

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