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. Become a part of Chef Ana’s culinary family for a week at her specially designed culinary hotel in the foothills of the Tepozteco mountain. Access a rich side of Mexico that few outsiders have ever 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 meal 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 pool carved out of a volcanic rock with a good book. La Villa Bonita offers a fun, safe, and culturally-interesting vacation all in one.