“La Casa de las Bugambilias” Bed and Breakfast 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 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.

Day of the dead tour


Sunday October 29th Tour to the Abastos Market. 9 am – 12 pm Casa de las Bugambilias $25
per person
Transportation and shopping for the altar

Tuesday October 31st Setting and decorating
“The Altar for the Souls”
that are coming to visit us.
10:30 am to 2 pm Casa de las Bugambilias $35 per person Appetizers,
drinks and decorations

Tuesday October 31st Night Tour to the cemetery
in Xoxocotlán.
6 pm to 10 pm Xoxocotlán,
per person
Transportation, candles,
flowers, hot chocolate,
bread, tamales, and mezcal.

Friday, Saturday, Monday & Wednesday October 27th, 28th,  30th & November 1st. Temazcal (Herbal steam bath).
Zapotec ritual for
cleaning, detoxifying and purifying
one’s body, mind and spirit
with relaxing massage
using indigenous techniques.
11 am, 1 pm
& 3 pm only.
Colonia Volcanes,
Oaxaca City
2 people
1 hr. steam bath,
1 hr massage and

Friday November 3rd Farewell to the souls who visited. 12 pm to 5 pm San Antonino Castillo Velasco Cemetery,
45 min. from Oaxaca City
per person
lunch, mezcal
and soft drinks.
  • altar

    Altar for Day of Dead

  • noviembre

    Cemetery at Xococotlan

  • calaveras

    Sugar skulls

  • Visita

    Visit to cemetery in Xoxocotlan

  • Las Comparsas

    Las Comparsas around Oaxaca City

  • El Panteón

    The cemetery in Xoxocotlan

  • Las ofrendas

    The offerings at the cemetery

  • Disfraces

    The disguises

  • La Tumba

    The Tombs at the cemetery

  1. Lisa Heiler


    Do you still have places on your Thursday, Oct. 31stTour of the Cemetery at Xoxocotlan tour? If so how many and what is the cost per person? Also what is the location of the b&b? Sorry I am on my internet phone and it is difficult to see this information.

    Best wishes


    Many thanks


  2. Mark Groshong

    Hola, I am staying at the casa Los Arquitos. I would like to join your tour tonight (Nov. 1) if you have space.


    Mark Groshong

  3. Dorothy Herrmann

    Would you kindly email me when you announce your 2014 Day of the Dead tour? I am interested in attending this event as well as staying again at your charming B&B.
    Many thanks,

  4. Bridget Callanan

    My husband and I would like to join Rene Cabrera’s tour Oct. 31 at 6pm. We have flights booked but have not found a hotel yet. We would like to stay in the old historic part of the city. Many thanks, Bridget

  5. Sue & Stu Lynch

    We are interested in the activities on Oct. 31, decoration of altar and tour, as well as the Temazcal steam bath. Please let us know how to register.

  6. Allyson Bowers and Joel Rapack

    Ola señor and Señoras,

    Do you have any availability to take the tour on Oct 31st, 2015 for 2 people for the cemetery tour? If so we would love to join if possible.
    Muchas gracias?
    Allyson Bowers

  7. Emily

    Hi there, we are interested in 2016 day of the dead festivities. How do we go about getting more information?
    Thank you kindly, Emily

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