Events 2017-18


Here’s a condensed overview of our upcoming season schedule of events for  2017 & 2018.     Club Piloto members scroll downward for both ‘Reunion’ dates and an example of a ‘Club Piloto’ reunion itinerary.


Mexican Fiestas in Alamos, Club Pilotos & other  Events:


Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado (January 22nd-30th, 2017,


Private Conference February 15th-18th, 2018 (no lodging availability, however restaurants and Spa are open to the public)


Benito Juarez Day ParadeAnnual Car Show in the Plaza (Possibly February 28th, 2018…to be confirmed)


Carnival (February 26th….to be confirmed for 2018)


Club Pilotos Spring Reunion, March 12th (Monday) to March 16th (Friday) 2018.  ‘Early Birds’ arrive on March 11, 2018 (Sunday)


International Film Festival ( to be announced, usually in March),,   Cinco de Mayo Parade (May 5th), Independence Day Parade (September 15th), Motorcycle Show in Plaza (October 8th), Alamos Pueblo Magico Festival (1st week of November). Annual Jazz Festival (to be announced).  Prior to booking a reservation be sure to confirm that the event date is correct.




May 5, 2018   Cinco de Mayo celebration in Alamos .   The local parade is right out of the style known more than 50 years ago in the US with lots of children, horses and local color.

Independence Day Parade September 16th (Lots of horses in the village on this day with plenty of color)


Club Pilotos Fall Reunion  (October 30th-November 3rd, 2017, Early Birds on Sunday October 29th)  Scroll downward for more details.


Day of the Dead (November 1st & 2nd), La Virgen de Balvanera Pilgrimage (November 19th & 20th)


November 20th, 2017 Revolutionary Day Parade (This is fun to watch from the front porch of the Hacienda with your early morning coffee) .


November 19th -21st, 2017, . Annual Pilgrimage from Alamos to the village of Aduana, for ‘La Virgen De Balvanera’.  This is a major pilgrimage with people walking as much a 50 miles to pray in the historic 17th century church in the mining village of  of Aduana.


Thanksgiving Event November 23rd, 2017 (The best turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, in Latin America!)


December 7-14, 2017 Inauguracion de las Fiestas Patronales During this one week there are nightly events in the Plaza de las Armas, plus a carnival with rides for children, etc.


December 24  Annual Posada Event (Annual Hacienda Pagent and evening religious procession with music, reserve early).


December 31 New Year’s Party and Special Dinner (Reservations for this Event require a Party Reservation also) .  Better than ever for New Year’s 2016  with our new enlarged dance floor and patio, plus outdoor stage.  All hotel guests are required to have reservations ($125 per person) for the eight hour event, plus, for this special New Party which includes favors,  a five course dinner, all liquor for the evening and Champagne at midnight. Inquire about the party rate. Hotel rates are not increased for this event, or any other event, so book early.  This is usually a sell-out so book early.


Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado (Dates to be announced however the last 9 days of January, likely  Jan. 26th-Feb. 4th 2018)



Alamos Jazz Festival……two days of Jazz in various venues of Alamos……(March 23rd & March 24th, 2018)

.Alamos Plaza antique

Alamos, c. 1910 and little has changed in the Plaza de Armas .

Scroll Downward for a Sample Club Pilotos Itinerary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      



Club Pilotos  Reunion Example of an Itinerary



Sunday (Early Bird Arrivals) in your ‘Early Bird’ rate, lunch and dinner are included.  Plus in the evening we will have a Cocktail Hour at the ‘Treetop Grill’ with the meal all drinks gratis this evening.

Monday (Day 1)  Half of the group will be arriving between about 10:30 and 1:00 today and we will have a hangar party during those hours.  Pilotos, and spouses, who arrived on Saturday and Sunday can get rides to the airport between those hours also.  Just ask a driver whenever you are ready to return to the Hacienda from the Hangar Party.

7:30 Morning Walk  to the Alameda (Business District)

7:30 – 10:30 Breakfast Café Agave

10:30-1:00  Hacienda Hangar Party for Free Margaritas, Beer, Soft Drinks & Totopos

12:30-2:30   Lunch Café Agave

2:30-6:00  R&R,  Spa Time, Aviation film to be announced, or Explore the Village.  Just settle in and enjoy the ambiance of your home away from home.

6:00 -7:00     Cocktail Hour at Zapata’s Cantina

7:00-9:30     Dinner at Santiago’s Restaurante, plus

Special Live  Entertainment

9:00-11:00  Hacienda Theater (Movie)

Tuesday (Day 2)

7:30  Morning Walk to the Panteon on the first of two of the ‘Day of the Dead’ events.

7:30-10:30 Breakfast Café Agave

10:00-12:00 1st Cooking Class (different dishes each event)

10:00-12:00  1st Art Class (different teachers for each event)

12:30-2:30 Lunch Café Agave

2:30-3:30  Guided Village Tour for the newcomers, leaving from the front door promptly at 2:30.  If there’s extra room in the 15 passenger van, others are welcome to tag along too.

2:30-5:00 To be determined

6:00 Cocktail Hour at Zapata’s Cantina

7:00-9:30 Dinner at Santiago’s Restaurante

Special Live Entertainment

9:00 p.m. Hacienda Theater (Movie)

Wednesday (Day 3)

7:30  Morning Walk  to the base of Mt. Alamos for a great view of Alamos and the higher Sierra Madre (bring a camera)

7:30-10:30 Breakfast Café Agave

10:00-12:00 2nd Cooking Class ( location is the original kitchen next to Reception)

10:00-12:00  2nd Art Class (location to be announced)

12:30-2:00 Lunch Café Agave

2:15-4:30  Special Event.

6:00  Cocktail Hour at Zapata’s Cantina

7:00-9:00 Dinner at Santiago’s Restaurante

Special Entertainment

9:00 Hacienda Theater (Movie)

Thursday (Day 4)

7:30  Morning Walk  on your own today.

7:30-10:30 Breakfast Café Agave

8:15-12:00 Excursion to be announced

12:30-2:30 Lunch Café Agave

2:30-3:45   Hacienda Theater

4:00 TEQUILA 101…….$20.00 with 3 Premium Tequila

6:00 Cocktail Hour at Zapata’s Cantina

6:30-8:00 Special Music

7:45-9:15 Dinner at Santiago’s Restaurante

9:15 Hacienda Theater (Movie)

Friday (Day 5…when possible tonight can be added to package)

Departures this morning and the event ends at noon on Friday…..



Bring a new couple or another plane for the first time and receive a $100.00 Credit!  Early Arrivals (Saturday and Sunday, if rooms are available,  a special rate of only $219.00 (plus tax) per  night, per couple with all meals included, plus full menu options for all three meals.  Deposits ($400 USD) not required until one month prior to each ‘Reunion’, reserved today with an email to Jim at





 Club Piloto ‘Reunion’ Package Rates…..scroll downward


Alamos Runway 13/31


New pilots are encouraged to attend Club Piloto events!  Bring a new couple or another plane for the first time and receive a $100.00 Credit!  Early Arrivals are on Sunday   a special rate of only $219.00 (plus tax) per couple with all meals included, plus full menu options for all  meals.  


Club Piloto Package Rates, prices in USD per couple plus tax and Optional Gratuity:  Fall  Reunion  2017, 4 nights/5 days, nearly all inclusive.   (Meals, Events, Entertainment, Hangar party on Monday with complimentary Margaritas/Beer/Totopos, Ground Transportation, complimentary local tour for new pilots and guests, country bus trip with snacks & beer (returning to Hacienda for lunch), nightly movies, live music, etc., etc..
$1,275 Casa Spa Rooms
$1,475 Hacienda Guest Rooms
$1,675 Estate Suites
$1,875  Master Suites
$1,999 Governor’s Suite
$2,249 Presidential Suite
$2,375 Owner’s Suite

Alamos Airport Fees….the city has a daily fee of $16.00 US which includes landing and overnight parking.  If you are in the ‘Club Pilotos’ hangar there is only a one time charge of $16.00, regardless of the number of nights within the hangar.    Danielle is a city employee and airport Manager. He is always willing to assist you at the hangar. A tip of $3.00-$5.00 is given to him by most aviators since his ‘city’ pay is minimal and he has a large family. If you would like for him to detail the exterior of your airplane we suggest that you bring both the soap, wax and towels. His rates are very reasonable, usually $25.00 – $50.00, with hand polishing, however ask the rate prior to having him begin the work. 


Hacienda de los Santos Resort & Spa Rates (See

……Remember, only ‘Pilotos’ receive a 10% discount from  lodging rates (excluding special packages for pilots and ‘Casa Spa’ rooms).

  • •All rates quoted are per night plus 18% tax, optional meal plans are subject to a 16% tax.
  • •There are no resort fees at Hacienda de los Santos
  • •Accommodations are available with One King Bed or Two Queen Beds.
  • •Room rates in U.S. Dollars for single/double occupancy and include a full Breakfast for one or two guests.
  • •An American Meal Plan is available at only $48.00 USD per day, per person, all menu options for lunch in the Café Agave and all menu options in ‘Zapata’s’ restaurant.
  • •Third person in a room or suite, add $40.00 per night, includes Breakfast
  • •All of our rooms are non-smoking
  • •Smoking permitted only in outdoor areas distant from guest rooms and dining areas.
  • •Pets are only permitted in the ‘Spa’ guest rooms.
  • •We regret our rooms are not suitable for children under 12 years of age
  • •Summer Specials begin  on Jun 1st and end on September 30th inquire about each month’s high value bargain.
  • •Check-In: 3:00 P.M.
  • •Check-Out: Noon


As a reminder, as a member of ‘Club Pilotos’ you must make reservations direct by either email to Jim Swickard at   or call the Mexico office, toll free from the U.S,. at 888-777-0164.  Travel agencies may only be used for regular reservations and no discounts will apply.  We accept ‘Piloto’ requests for specific rooms and suites up to one year in advance. .  

.Sonora Map

*Deposits  for ‘Club Piloto’ events are required no later than sixty days prior to an event.  Deposits, by check, in the amount of $400.00 may be mailed to:  Hacienda de los Santos®, PMB 332, 6336 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704.  Deposits are fully refundable up to 60 days prior, 50% refundable up to 30 days prior and non-refundable less than 30 days prior to the event, unless you can have a friend take your reservation.  

Pets? Small to Medium Sized Pets are now permitted in two of our pet friendly ‘Spa Rooms’ in the ‘Casa Spa’ portion of Hacienda de los Santos.  There is an additional fee of $20.00 USD per day per pet. . For village events, Hacienda de los Santos® special events please see ‘Hacienda Happenings’ on this site, or  visit our Hacineda web site at: and click on ‘Hacienda Happenings’.  


The coin below, about the size of a silver dollar, was not only minted in Alamos in the 1800’s, but a portion of the mint property is our present day ‘Casa Spa’.   During about half of the 19th century, the main portion of the present day Hacienda de los Santos®, was leased to the various managers of the mint next door.  It is suspected that there’s an underground tunnel connecting the two properties. .  

This Coin was Minted in Alamos


This Coin was Minted in Alamos, note the ‘A’ mint mark lower left.  The M.L. are the initials of the Assayor and Mint manager who lived in the mansion next door, as did his predecessors for decades.  The Mansion for the Mint Manager, although built a hundred years earlier than the Mint is the main part of Hacienda de los Santos.  ‘Casa Spa’  is what was the rear of the mint property.   The first Alamos mint opened in the 1820’s. and closed one year after the coin above was minted.   This historical tie, is one of about six reasons that in 2015, Hacienda de los Santos® was selected to become a member of ‘Historic Hotels Worldwide’.  


   We truly would appreciate you, as a member of ‘Club Pilotos of Mexico’, to help us increase our pilot membership.  We want to continue to have growth, not only to support Hacienda de los Santos® and its staff of 40+, but also to continue to have the support of the local, state and federal government with XALA.  Every landing and take-off during the year is important to our village as a whole.