This year, my festival season doesn’t start until June so I’m basically in New York until then. For someone who is always on the move, when I don’t travel I start to get an itch and suddenly find myself scrolling away on Instagram looking for my next desired destination. To be blunt, I need to get the fuck out of here. The snow and wind was making me depressed and I needed a bit of vitamin C. I knew I wanted a beach but now where? Europe is still cold and Asia is too far away for a 5-6 day vacation so it would need to be South America, Mexico or the Caribbean. I also needed to find a friend who would pick up and travel with me for the week.
I ended up having dinner with my friend Olivia and she verbatim says “I’m in Mexico city for work next week but really want to travel the week after....somewhere in the region”. It was like the heavens opened up and an angel descended upon me. I knew I was set. We looked up every possible place we could go in Mexico. We crossed off Tulum because we had been there, San Miguel Allende because we wanted a beach and then got to the Oaxaca region. Olivia works in the art world and knew about an art foundation in Oaxaca called Casa Wabi. I looked it up and my jaw instantly hit to the floor. Located on a beach in Puerto Escondido, there was nothing for miles but beach. This was it. Not only was it “it” but there was a hotel right next door to the foundation. Hotel Escondido would be our retreat away. We booked right away.
I could talk for days about this place but everyone likes looking at photos more. Here are the best ones from the trip -
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Overall, this has been one of my favorite hotels world-wide to date and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to disconnect for a bit.