About The Destination
On the coast of Oaxaca lies a small town called Puerto Escondido that is quickly becoming Mexico’s next up-and-coming beach destination.
Although most tourists flock to places like Tulum located on Mexico’s Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula, due to recent cartel activity, and sky-high prices have many travelers reconsidering.
In this generation, everything needs to be “aesthetically pleasing” referring to objects or items that are considered beautiful or attractive, which is why I’m here to tell you about Oaxaca’s most Instagrammable resort, Casa Sforza.
Just an hour away from Mexico City by plane, this tranquil oasis was made for the type of traveler, who is looking for an upscale “Destination Hotel”, where you can use all of the amenities on the property without having to leave. Please note that this is an Adults- Only Hotel, so kids are not permitted.
About The Hotel
Casona Sforza is a fairly new boutique hotel that was designed by Alberto Kalach in 2020, recognized for its domed brick archways bringing a new concept to town by mixing luxury with local artisanal craft.
Located in the La Barra de Colotepec neighborhood, Casona Sforza has 11 unique guest suites, along with a bohemian bar and restaurant. The hotel is named after Ezequiel Ayarza Sforza, an Argentinian entrepreneur, who initially designed the space to be used as a private beach house, but then realized the eco-luxe Casona should be shared with everyone.
I opted to stay at another hotel nearby named Cabane Container Hotel, thereforeI was able to walk to Casona Sforza from there, to visit the property and have lunch. This was an interesting experience due to the following reasons:
Getting There – From my hotel, it was a super quick walk, but you have to keep in mind that it’s in a pretty rural area, so there are no sidewalks. You may hear or see indigenous insects and lizards and will be walking completely alone (not so ideal for solo travelers). This location is very remote at around 30 minutes away from the Puerto Escondido International Airport, and 15 minutes away from La Punta by car.
Arrival/ Service – Upon arrival, the entrance is very strange because none of the doors are open, and there are two small bells outside. They have instructions to “ring the bell” because there are no official doorbells, and one thing that frustrated me was the fact that no one answered the bells. I had to call the front desk via WhatsApp at least five times before sending them a text, and then someone finally answered. WhatsApp is the best way to get in contact with them.
What To Wear – Hot and humid go hand in hand in Puerto Escondido. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 71°F to 95°F. Here are a few outfit ideas that you can wear when visiting the hotel.
Decor & Amenities
Aside from the incredible structure and design of this hotel, the project also honors local craft and culture. Local artisans are people who make a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods.
Staying true to the “Made in Mexico” pride, local artisans were selected to create rugs, chairs, hammocks, and other textiles found throughout the property, incorporating earthy colors.
This hotel has a total of 11 vaulted ceiling guest suites. Six of the guest suites are located on the higher floors with balconies facing the sea, while the other five are ground level and come with a terrace plus a private pool. Everything is meant to feel bohemian, including the round swimming pool located in the center of the hotel.
Want to spend the day at this hotel without actually paying for a full night’s stay? I’ve saved the best for last! I strongly recommend purchasing a day pass which costs $1,700 Pesos plus a 15% service fee amounting to $1995 equivalent to $99 US Dollars.
You’ll get access to the pool and private beach, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from the cabana. This amount goes towards any purchase of food or drinks from the restaurant, which offers a variety of farm-to-table dishes. An alternative choice is to simply make a reservation at the restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and wander the property upon your visit.
Would you buy a day pass to visit this Instagrammable hotel? Let me know in the comments below. I look forward to reading your additional thoughts and experiences, as well as answering any questions you may have!
Until next time,