Casa Divina Oaxaca, formerly known as Villa Vera Oaxaca, is a restored traditional 19th century Oaxacan house, with superb craftsmanship at every turn, only four blocks from downtown Oaxaca. The resort reflects the historic blend of art and culture that many say mirrors the real Mexico. Relax in warm cultural authenticity and enjoy personalized service that exceeds your expectations.
UNESCO named Oaxaca's historic town center and Monte Alban archeological site as a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city's Mercado de Abastos is the largest, most colorful outdoor market in Mexico, and features hand-made crafts every Saturday. The traditional Mexican sweat baths, Temazcal, are a major attraction for healing and relaxation. We invite you to experience the best of the old world, and the new.
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Casa Divina Oaxaca offers junior and master suite condonminiums, which can sleep up to four guests. Our rooms feature fine colonial ironwork and individual detailing. The resort itself, a restored nineteenth century Oaxacan house, features sun-dried clay walls, green quarry columns, and a sunbathing terrace. The walls are adorned with a wide variety of authentic Oaxacan paintings, all for sale.
Oaxaca overflows with Mexican culture. Besides constantly hosting art exhibitions and various events, this colonial city also boasts a wealth of internationally-renowned museums and theaters. El Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (the National History and Anthropology Museum) keeps within its walls the most treasured artifacts of Mexico's past, and as a government organization actively works to preserve the country's heritage. Art enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Rufino Tamayo Art Museum, and those looking to get a feel for colonial life should investigate Benito Juarez's house, which has been meticulously resorted to its mid-19th century state.
When it comes to shopping, Oaxaca is best known for its rich variety of locally-made crafts. You can buy a typical item of regional clothing at Aripo, browse wooden carvings at Casa de las Artesanías, and marvel at the craftsmanship of Oro de Monte Albán's pre-Columbian-style jewelry. For those interested in the performing arts, Teatro Alvaro Carrillo and Sala Versalles both offer nationally-acclaimed stage performances and concerts.
Oaxacan cuisine is some of the most varied and well regarded in Mexico. Here you'll find succulent empanadas, tamales, and tortillas, as well as seafood and meat dishes served with black beans and quesillo, an Oaxacan cheese. These dishes are typically served with one of Oaxaca's famous mole sauces, which are a delicious combination of regional spices that give each meal a distinctive flavor. The region is also known for its chocolate, which is made into bars, included in the savory mole sauce, or served as "tejate," a cold drink. You can get a taste of Oaxaca's cuisine at many restaurants near Villa Vera Oaxaca.
The valley in which Oaxaca lies has produced evidence of human presence as far back as 5000 BCE. By 500 BCE, this area was mostly inhabited by the Zapotecs and Mixtecs, who made perpetual war against each other until the end of the pre-Hispanic period. The Zapotecs eventually grew dominant here and built their capital city of Monte Alban , which dissolved into a number of smaller cultural centers about 750 years before the Spanish arrived.
The Spanish came to Oaxaca shortly after the fall of Tenochtítlan, looking for gold. Most of the local Zapotecs and Mixtecs chose to submit to the invaders rather than fight, and retained much of their social hierarchy under Spanish rule. While European diseases ravaged the native population, very little violence happened after that. Oaxaca grew into a provincial city and played important roles in both the Mexican War of Independence and the Reform War, including serving as the birthplace and center of operations for Benito Juarez and Porfirio Díaz.
Oaxaca grew and became modernized during the Porfiriato, and then became a battleground in the Mexican Revolution. In the 1920s and 40s, a series of natural disasters, including major earthquakes and widespread flooding, combined with the onset of the Great Depression to make life in Oaxaca hard. Then, after World War II, the Mexican government started new infrastructure projects in the valley including a section of the Panamerican Highway. From then on, Oaxaca flourished into one of the largest and most influential cities in Mexico. Today, despite a worker's uprising in 2006, Oaxaca is a stable, safe, and diverse city that attracts visitors from all over the globe.
Casa Divina Oaxaca is located thirty minutes away from Oaxaca's Xoxocotlan Airport. At the airport, you will find private and collective taxis that will help you get to the resort.
Directions from Xoxocotlan Airport to Casa Divina Oaxaca:
1. Head south (1.5 km) 2. Take the 1st right (220 m) 3. Take the 1st right (600 m) 4. Turn right (900 m) 5. Turn left toward Guadalupe Hinojosa de Murat/Oaxaca Oaxaca-Zimatlán De Álvarez (190 m) 6. Turn right toward Guadalupe Hinojosa de Murat/Oaxaca Oaxaca-Zimatlán De Álvarez (500 m) 7. Turn right onto Guadalupe Hinojosa de Murat/Oaxaca Oaxaca-Zimatlán De Álvarez. Continue to follow Oaxaca Oaxaca-Zimatlán De Álvarez (5.8 km) 8. Continue onto Periférico (100 m) 9. Continue onto Eduardo Mata (650 m) 10. Turn left onto La Canadá (16 m) 11. Turn left onto Carretera Federal 175/Mexico 175/San Juan Bautista Valle Nacional - Oaxaca De Juarez (230 m) 12. Turn right onto Xicoténcatl. Destinationwill be on the left (900 m)
The floor plans displayed are a sample of the unit types and are not to scale. We cannot guarantee specific unit occupancy and we are unable to inform you which specific unit you will occupy until you arrive and check into your room.
Junior Suites have 1 king bed and 1 bath. Master Suites have 2 double beds and 1 bath. Villas (2-bedroom) have 1 king bed, 2 single beds, 1 futon, 2 full bathrooms, living and dining room, kitchenette and parking.