Enjoy the best of Oaxaca

Las Bugambilias Tours

with Rene Cabrera Arroyo
  • All Las Bugambilias B&B Tours are led by René Cabrera Arroyo, a certified tour guide from Oaxaca City. He has lived and traveled in many places in Mexico and the USA, and speaks fluent Spanish and English. Rene became certified and licensed as a tour guide in 2012. He has learned hands-on about his local Oaxaca indigenous culture, food and history. He has a great relationship with local artisans and a knack for presenting information in a captivating way. Rene is constantly looking for new places and craftsmen to make his tours more interesting and unique. He offers private tours and will make sure you are always provided with the best service possible.

    Oaxaca has so many sites to see and explore. Oaxaca is home to many pre-Hispanic ruins, world-famous artisan villages, some of the best food in the world, stunning Colonial architecture and interesting outlying indigenous villages where the locals are waiting to share their customs with you.

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  • Contact René to:

    1. Arrange private tours to all major sites.
    2. Customize your own private tours according to your interests and time.
    3. Visit villages with Black Pottery, other Pottery, Rug-weaving, and Wood-carving.
    4. Tour archeological sites such as Monte Alban, Mitla, Yagul, Lambityeco, etc.
    5. Explore all of Oaxaca’s indigenous markets.
    6. Learn about and taste mezcal in Santiago Matatlan.
    7. Experience the traditional celebrations of Day of Dead, Christmas, & Easter.

    To make a reservation, please contact to René Cabrera Arroyo at:
    Reforma 402, Centro, Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico, CP. 68000
    Tel / fax: 0 11 52 (951) 516 1165

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  • Santo Domingo

    Santo Domingo de Guzmán Church

  • Teotitlan

    Teotitlán del Valle

  • CaSa

    Art Center San Agustin.- Workshops, exhibitions, cultural events, concerts. Check the schedule on their official website

  • Museo

    Museum of the Oaxacan Painters.-Exhibitions of the best artists of Oaxaca

  • Fiestas de la Guelaguetza

    Guelaguetza Festival

  • Centro Historico Oaxaca


  • Centro de la Ciudad

    Oaxaca City

  • Mitla


  • Monte Alban

    Monte Alban


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Day of the Death

– Seasonal  Event –

La Casa de las Bugambilias invites you to participate in one of the most important festivities of Oaxaca. During this time, the City of Oaxaca and all the surrounding villages come alive with a special beauty of flowers, food, creativity, and folklore.

The holiday represents a rich blend of Catholic and indigenous traditions, and is both a celebration for the living and for the dead. Spirits of the beloved dead are believed to return to their homes and visit for a short time with their families and friends. The first day of November the souls of departed children arrive, and on the second day they are joined by spirits of adults. Like all visitors, they are welcomed with food, drink, stories, memories, and good will. Their presence is thought of as a blessing rather than a curse, and brings joy rather than pain to their loved ones.

In preparation for this day , the last days of October are spent preparing special loaves of sweet bread (“pan de muerto”), and desserts; harvesting special flowers, including marigolds; creating altars in the home; and decorating grave sites. Decorations in the form of macabre but whimsical skeletons and candy skulls abound.

The Cabrera Family invites you to participate in this magical time by taking advantage of one or more of the workshops or tours listed below. Workshops are small and personal, and take place in a family atmosphere. Tours are respect local traditions and sacred rites.

See our activities for this year:



  • altar


  • noviembre

    Day of the Death

  • calaveras

    Sugar Skulls

  • caminata

    Benito Juárez

  • Jardin Etnobotánico

    Etnobotanical Garden

  • Los Mercados

    Food in the markets