Rancho Buenavista is an alternative tourism enterprise located in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Rancho Buenavista is run by enthusiasts who are interested in ecologically sound tourism and adventure tours, and our primary concern is the well-being of Oaxaca itself. We therefore offer different options to those typically associated with large-scale commercial tourist operations.
With us you’ll get to know the state of Oaxaca, and its attractions - natural, historical, and cultural - through the wide variety of activities we offer. These include hiking, rock-climbing, mountain biking, and excursions to national parks, archaeological sites, and local markets among others. Furthermore, these activities and excursions will contribute to the betterment and development of the various communities that receive us.
Our Ecotour Services
All activities are practised in a responsible manner, under the supervision of qualified and responsible specialists.
Trekking / Hiking
Sea or River Kayaking
High Altitude Climbing
Please consult the ACTIVITIES and PLACES sections for further details.
Mountain biking and trekking excursions to the Sierra Norte, Sierra Sur, Mixe and the Mixteca, that range in duration from half a day to a whole week.
Rock climbing in San Sebastián Tutla, Yagul, and Santiago Apoala, with routes that range in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.12
Organised excursions: Half-day, full day, a week, or 2 to 3 weeks. These excursions are designed to suit your needs and interests, be they climbing, mountain biking, trekking, or simply relaxing on the beach.
We also organise rock climbing excursions to other states in Mexico.
Staying at Rancho Buenavista
Our comfortable and spacious cabañas are designed so that you can enjoy a well-deserved break after an intensive day of physical and cultural activity. These ecological cabins are solar-powered and come equipped with a family-size bedroom, a kitchen, a dining room, and hammocks. With access to various villages and hiking trails, Rancho Buenavista is also the perfect location for trips on foot, mountain bikes, or in a Jeep.
Where is Rancho Buenavista?
Rancho Buenavista is located on the outskirts of the city of Oaxaca, capital of its state and namesake, in Oaxaca, Mexico (see MAP). Just 20 minutes from the city centre, Rancho Buenavista has among its many assets a wonderful view of Monte Albán.
Biodiversity in Oaxaca, Mexico
The state of Oaxaca, and its capital Oaxaca de Juárez, are located in southern Mexico, five hours south of Mexico City. The state itself includes a wide variety of landscapes and surprising cultural traits that combine to make it unique. To get an idea of Oaxaca and its diversity , imagine that just 4 hours from the capital you can see volcanic glaciers, or find yourself swimming in the Pacific Ocean, or, in just 1 hour from the capital, be walking on pre-Hispanic trails in the forests of the Sierra Norte.
Oaxaca de Juárez is situated in a valley, 1590 meters above seal level, and is surrounded by forests and mountain ranges, such as the Sierra Madres del Sur and the Mixteca, whose peaks exceed 3000 meters. Oaxaca is split into seven regions, all of which are areas of outstanding natural beauty due to their great diversity and rich natural and cultural heritage. All offer the visitor a great choice of services and activities.
Enjoy contact with nature, breathe fresh air in the forests, and discover magnificent landscapes. Admire the majesty of nature through our trekking expeditions. The Oaxacan landscape is diverse, as is the climate, but what unites the region is a shared beauty that will, without doubt, make you wish to return as soon as possible. We will take you to these places of natural, singular beauty and live through the adventure with you.