Immerse yourself in a small village brimming with tradition. Learn the time-honored secrets of Mexican cuisine from a world-renown expert. Dive into a rich and wonderful culture as a native.
Chef Ana Garcia offers you a glimpse into a world that few outsiders ever experience on a year round basis. Become a part of Chef Ana’s culinary family for a week. Access a rich side of Mexico that few outsiders have every seen – not as a tourist – but as a real member of the family.
As you select your daily ingredients, you will be warmly greeted by the butcher, the cheese maker, the fruit vendor, the baker, the strawberry producer as if you have lived in Tepoztlán forever. Take your corn to the mill with the local Tepozteco women to make the freshest tortillas you have ever tasted. Pick fruit on the grounds of La Villa Bonita’s organic orchard to use as an ingredient in the day’s meal. For Chef Ana, every great meals starts with great ingredients and at La Villa Bonita you will learn from the expert.
Learn the mouth-watering dishes that have made Mexican cuisine one of the world’s best: chiles en nogada, red and green mole, pescado a la talla, cochinta pibil, and delicious tamales among many others traditional dishes to choose from. Make your first corn tortilla starting with ancient varieties of corn grown right in the village. Spend the day with Chef Ana in La Villa Bonita’s open-air kitchen with a view of the majestic convent in one of the world’s most delicious year-round climates.
The local kids will say ¨buenas tardes” to you as you walk the ancient cobblestone streets in search of the perfect gift to bring home. Maybe after lunch you will take the hike up to Tepoztlán’s pyramid perched on a mountain top. Or maybe you will just relax by the heated pool carved out of a volcanic rock with a good book. La Villa Bointa offers a fun, safe, and culturally interesting vacation all in one.
La Villa Bonita offers 7, 4, and 3 night options with the LVB Premier
and the new Tubo Packages.
LVB Premier. Stay on-site on the grounds of La Villa Bonita as Chef Ana’s personal guest. Enjoy our beautiful 6 guest rooms complete with private baths and rooms with choice of king or two twin beds. Spend your time on the upswing of the Tepozteco mountains complete with heated pool and organic orchard. The spacious kitchen where you can enjoy your classes is just steps away as well as the wonderful gourmet meals offered on the elevated terrace. For more information about the Premier Packages click here. Call for availability. Packages available year round.
Tubo Packages. If you are looking for an economical option in one of the world’s most unique hotels, you can stay at Tubohotel, Tepoztlán. Made of huge concrete tubes stacked in pyramid formation, Tubohotel offers you a fun and social experience in the “huertas” or orchard section of Tepoztlán. While your accommodations are at Tubohotel your culinary classes take place in the kitchen at La Villa Bonita. For more information about the Tubo Packages, click here. Please call for availability. Packages available year round.