This charming bed and breakfast is an intrepid traveler’s dream hotel. The open air dining area and tastefully decorated rooms make it a great home base. You’ll spend most of your time exploring Oaxaca though, thanks to owner Maria Crespo’s complete locals list of what to see and do. Crespo is a fascinating person and has lived all over the world, including the U.S. It was her life long dream to open a bed and breakfast and her passion shows. From using salvaged materials in the decor, like a bike wheel for a hanging pot rack, to an easy to follow map of the city center that denotes her favorite spots- she’s thought of everything. Breakfast is included. It’s different every morning and Crespo even makes her own jams using local fruit (pineapple-saffron was a recent flavor). El Diablo y la Sandia means the devil and the watermelon. The devil in Mexico is a fun, playful character. This is certainly a quirky and sweet place to stay. Rates run about $85 US a night.