Las Cupulas reflects the ancient and colonial traditions of Oaxaca, whose historic town center and nearby archeological site were named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. The small, warmly welcoming resort offers cultural touches throughout, from a hand-made bedspread to carved wood and iron desks, to the garden breakfast bar.
Oaxaca's colonial-era structures, Zapotec and Mixtec cultures and Monte Alban archeological site create a city where the past is sacred, and the present is conveniently modern with all the amenities you need. Explore nearby crafts villages, lush mountains and traditional dining. Make memories that last a lifetime.
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Las Cúpulas offers junior suite and master suite condominiums, which can sleep up to four people. Our rooms feature locally-made decorations and furniture unique to each individual room, bottled water, and views of the mountain San Felipe del Agua. The resort itself features a rustic colonial style and a prime location that is ten minutes driving distance from downtown Oaxaca.
Garden-side breakfast bar
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, Santo Domingo Cultural Center 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 the Macedonio Alcalca both offer nationally-acclaimed stage performances and concerts.
Oaxaca is known as one of the best places to go for fantastic food in Mexico. The state offers its own take on traditional Mexican meat and seafood dishes while offering a few signature foods of its own, including chorizo oaxaqueño, tlayudas, and tasajo. These dishes are typically served with mole sauce, a combination of spices that gives each dish a distinctive flavor. Oaxaca is known for its seven moles, one of which includes chocolate. There are many restaurants near Las Cupulas that serve traditional Oaxacan food, which is more than enough reason to book your stay here.
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 Tenochtitlan, 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.
Las Cúpulas is a 30 minute drive from the International Airport of Oaxaca. At the airport you may find private taxis that can take you to the property.
Directions from Xoxocotlan Airport to Las Cúpulas:
1. Take the exit towards Mexico Rd. 175 (500 m) 2. Turn left heading north until you find the crossing street Avenida Universidad (Plaza el Valle) 3. Turn right on Avenida Universidad, pass Plaza del Valle and head towards the loop (Periférico) (100 m) 5. Continue north on Periférico 6. Turn left on Lázaro Cárdenas traffic circle (24 m) 7. Turn right on La República heading north 8. Turn right at the end of La República and take Netzahualcóyotl St. 9. Continue on this street, which will eventually change its name to Emiliano Zapata (6 blocks) 10. Turn left on Naranjos st. then after a block take a right another block and then turn left again. 11. Take the right lane once you pass a fountain (Fuente de las 8 Regiones) 12. Turn right onto San Felipe del Agua (1.0 km) 13. Continue onto Hidalgo (700 m) 14. Turn left onto Iturbide. Destination will be on the right.
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.
Hotel units have 1 king bed or 2 double beds and 1 bath