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Mexico City's Newest Bed and Breakfast Offers an Eco-Friendly Experiential Getaway
Stay two-nights at La Palomilla Bed and Breakfast and reduce your carbon footprint while spotting Mexican salamanders, and singing alongside 'floating' mariachis
By: La Palomilla Bed and Breakfast
"Mexico is such a special place," said Alessandra Pérez-Cirera, owner/innkeeper of La Palomilla in Roma Norte. "We have one-on-one experiences with nature here unlike anywhere else in the world."
The tour is being offered to guests this April in honor of Earth Day. The 8-hour day begins at the Cárcamo de Dolores, a hydraulic structure located at Chapultepec Park -- one of the largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, and also one of the most important because trees here replenish oxygen to the Valley of Mexico. After, you'll sail through the colorful and lively floating gardens of Xochimilco where a banda of mariachis is sure to catch your eye. Along the way, you'll spot Mexican salamanders, as well as other fish, birds, flora and fauna. In the evening, skip the taxi, and choose to walk to one of the many nearby restaurants for authentic Mexican cuisine, and return to the bed and breakfast for Mezcal on the open-air city terrace.
Palomilla, a new seven-room bed and breakfast is a hidden gem, affordable, and conscientious. The B&B, which officially opened this March, nearly instantly reached TripAdvisor 's Green Leaders, Gold Level, status. The B&B uses all organic, locally-sourced, ingredients for its made-from-scratch breakfasts and evening desserts. Everything from the custom art to toiletries and mattresses are crafted in Mexico.
Formerly a residence, the home has been thoughtfully renovated to include an outdoor city terrace, inside patio, dining room, and welcome area. Ironworks have been replicated to honor the herrería that was once original to the building. The property boasts colorful rooms, art by local artisans, organic toiletries, upcycled materials, and a low carbon footprint by sourcing breakfast ingredients within 32 miles.
Earth Day getaway includes:
● A two-night stay
● Homemade organic breakfast using locally-sourced ingredients
● 8-hour boat tour
● Evening Mezcal on the terrace
The Día de la Tierra package is available the entire month of April 2018. Package costs start at $544 plus tax based on double-occupancy and varies based on room rate and length of stay; a minimum two night reservation is required.
About La Palomilla
Located in La Roma, the hippest and safest walkable neighborhood in Mexico City, La Palomilla is a unique seven-room bed and breakfast that caters to the modern traveler seeking an authentic experience. La Palomilla, a phrase as storied as Mexico itself, is a term of affection for one's closest group of friends. This boutique property provides a colorful escape from the daily routine into a bustling community filled with flavor, friendliness, and music. A green building, La Palomilla cares very much about the environment and its carbon footprint. All rooms feature art by local artisans and are named after the innkeeper's closest friends (her own palomilla). Amenities, from bed sheets to soap are sourced from local area businesses. La Palomilla is located at Segunda Cerrada de Guadalajara 10 Roma Norte. 06700, Mexico City. For more information visit: http://lapalomillabnb.com andhttp://www.facebook.com/