Events 2021-2022

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Here’s a condensed overview of our upcoming season schedule of events for  2021 & 2022.     Club Piloto members scroll downward for both ‘Reunion’ dates and other events.

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For a sample Itinerary for ‘Reunions’ see below ‘Piloto Reunions’.  Please note that we attempt to have the various fiesta dates correct, however if you are planning a trip for a certain fiesta that you should confirm the event’s date with our office prior to making the reservation.  Some people love to be at Hacienda de los Santos on a ‘wedding weekend’ and a few prefer other dates when the resort is more ‘tranquil’.
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Weddings? The majority of our weekends at the Hacienda in the months of October to May we have weddings. If you would like to have a wedding please let us know and we can customize a wedding for you, or a member of your family, for up to 425 guests.

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2021
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January 2021, FAOT (Mexico’s Largest Music Festival) Due to Covid-19, this years nine day event has been cancelled.
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March 22nd-26th, 2021, Club Pilotos of Mexico Spring Reunion
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May 5, 2021, Cinco de Mayo & Annual Parade, (call to confirm parade date which might differ)
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September 15, 2021, Independence Day Parade and Events, (confirm with office on date of parade)
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October 25th-29th, 2021, Club Pilotos Fall Reunion,
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November 25th, 2021, Thanksgiving, (Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by Chef Rene with homemade Pumpkin & Pecan pies.
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December 24th, 2021, Christmas Eve, (All are welcome to participate in the candle light Posada with guitarists, Mary, Joseph & the Wise Men. This year it will conclude for the first time in the ‘Capilla de los Santos’ with Mary & Baby Jesus. Call for both dinner and lodging reservations.
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December 25th, 2021, Christmas Day, Don’t miss this special Christmas meal which just gets better every year.
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December 31st, 2021, New Year’s Eve, always one of the best celebrations of the year at Hacienda de los Santos. We will have details before December 1st regarding the entertainment.
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. Club Pilotos of Mexico Spring Reunion, March 14th-18th, 2022 (Early Birds on Sunday March 13th)
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LOOKING FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE NEXT ‘REUNION’ OR ‘FLY-IN’?
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Club Pilotos of Mexico Fall Reunion, October 25th-29th, ‘Early Bird Arrivals’ Sunday October 24th
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Club Pilotos of Mexico Spring Reunion, March 14th to 18th, 2022, ‘Early Birds on Sunday March 13th call the office (from USA 011-52-647-428-0222) or contact Jim Swickard at jnswick@aol.com for reservations. No deposits are required for this event. Early Birds ($239.00 USD+tax, for all meals and lodging for one or two persons), first come on complimentary hangar parking. If you wish to arrive 2 days early, please indicate and two weeks prior, if possible, we will give you a confirmation on the Saturday arrival.
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.Alamos Plaza antique

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

 

2022 Events to Be Announced

 

Club Pilotos  Reunion Example of an Itinerary

 

WHAT’S A CLUB PILOTO REUNION ALL ABOUT?
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HERE’S A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF A CLUB PILOTO’S  ITINERARY TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF THE DAILY ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL VARY FROM REUNION TO REUNION……..
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THIS IS NOT THE ITINERARY…ONLY AN EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE DAYS THAT USUALLY ARE PLANNED….
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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) Usually about 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 Cooking Class (different dishes each event)

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

10:00-12:00 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, except for those taking a ‘late Early Bird night’ (when lodging is available) and the event ends at noon on Friday…..

 

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Make your reservation today with an email to Jim at jnswick@aol.com.

 

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

 

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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 $239.00 (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: 
Reunion Rates, 4 nights/5 days, nearly all inclusive.   
(Meals, Events, Entertainment, Hangar party on Monday with complimentary Margaritas/Beer/Totopos, Ground Transportation,(outtings vary from time to time) 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..

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$1,395 Casa Spa Rooms
$1,495 Hacienda Guest Rooms
$1,695 Estate Suites
$1,895  Master Suites
$2,095 Governor’s Suite
$2,299 Presidential Suite
$2,499 Owner’s Suite

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Alamos Airport Fees….the city has a daily fee of $10.00 US which includes landing and overnight parking.  If you are in the ‘Club Pilotos’ hangar there is only a one time charge of $10.00 (or less depending upon the rate of exchange), regardless of the number of nights within the hangar, which is paid to the airport upon departure.    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 www.haciendadelossantos.com)

……Remember, only ‘Pilotos’ receive a 10% discount from  regular lodging rates (excluding special packages for pilots, already discounted rates, Club Piloto Reunions  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, or add-ons, 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 Continental Breakfast for one or two guests.
  • •An American Meal Plan is available at only $42.00 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 $45.00 per night, includes Continental 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 and there is an add’l fee.
  • •We regret our rooms are not suitable for children under 6 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.(Pilots may request early check-in and late check-outs.
  • •Check-Out: Noon

 

As a reminder, as a member of ‘Club Pilotos’ you must MAKE RESERVATIONS DIRECT by either email to Jim Swickard at jnswick@aol.com   or call the Mexico office, 011-52-647-428-0222.  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.  

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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: www.haciendadelossantos.com and click on ‘Hacienda Happenings’.  

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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.