Testimonials From Our Guests

Hello: I spent a most marvelous 24 hours recently, during the last week of nvember 2008, at Finca las Nieves.

I was travelling by myself and staying for a week at Hotel Santa Fe in Puerto Escondido.

I read about la Finca on Santa Fe’s website and immediately knew I wanted to visit and spend a night there.
Our driver, guide, instructor, chef, interpreter, and caretaker was Gustavo Boltjes, a tri-lingual young man who clearly loves oustanding people, coffee, the environment, and Oaxaca!

Everything was interesting…from the drive to the plantation, to the hike and nature exploration around its property, to the coffee growing and making process.

Everything was delicious…from the oranges hacked down and opened w/ Gustavo’s machete during one of several hikes to the mout-watering mole and homemade tortillas served the night before. Three filling and delicious meals plus snacks were provided.

The rooms were simple, but spacios and lovely, well-equipped…with modern bathrooms, plenty of storage, comfortable mattresses and pillows. What a great sleep I had, after a great meal, lovely company ( 2 couples…one from Sweden and the other from Denmark), and the most fabulous star gazing imaginable.

I highly recommend a night at Finca Las Nieves as a memorable and most pleasant experience for anyone travelling alone or as a couple or family! Laura N. Chick, Los Angeles, California


My wife and I liked Puerto Escondido better than all of the places we have been in Mexico. We found the people genuine and nice, the landscape beautiful and were glad to see that it has not yet been ruined by mega resorts and U.S. based stores. It gave us a true feel of being somewhere different. It is exactly what we were looking for.

The Hotel Sante Fe was one of the best that I have stayed at also. It is very quiet, well taken care of and the master suite was worth the money with balconies in all directions over the beach. They are, however, putting a new concrete boulevard all the way from Hotel Sante Fe to the mid way point of the strip. So, you might tell folks that are staying there it will be noisy during the day until this is completed. With the new boulevard, this strip will be absolutely beautiful. Also, since we are both Vegetarians, we found the food selection at the Hotel Sante Fe to be great. I would never have expected as much in Mexico. Best Regards, Don


We just wanted to say THANK YOU for suggesting and booking the Santa Fe Hotel in Puerto Escondido for our honeymoon. We absolutely loved it and were so glad we spent 12 days there! Thanks again! Jackie Legge