An hour's drive from the vibrant crowds and colourful markets of Oaxaca City, this six-bedroom eco-retreat sits in the heart of the Valle del Silencio (Valley of Silence). Dreamed up by Fausto Zapata, of artisanal mezcal label El Silencio, the space has been designed to reflect the simplicity of its surrounding wild landscape. Two-floor guest rooms are decorated with reclaimed wood, distressed leather detailing and velvet upholstery, while bathrooms flaunt enormous walk-in showers, rugged stone sinks and walls crafted entirely from recycled El Silencio bottles. Guests are invited to join daily mezcal production, where agave plants are picked on-site, before being transported to the palenque to be roasted. Or, skip the hard bit and make a beeline for the tasting room, where you'll be invited to sample a fresh spirit (or three).
Unnamed Road, 70430 Xaagá, Oaxaca., Mexico