New Art Exhibition

New Art Exhibition

January 2, 2011

The Current featured artist at Hacienda de los Santos Resort and Spa
the renown, Manfred Rapp, of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Manfred Rapp

Throughout the winter season Manfred will be doing a very special showing of his latest work at the Hacienda. There will be a cocktail reception on the evening of January 2nd at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Santiago’s Bar & Grill at the Hacienda. Manfred will be present and exhibiting all new work. Manfred Rapp has had museum exhibitions of his work at the International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Salon International 2006, San Antonio, Texas; The Art-East Museum, Balatonfured in 2004; The Ernst Museum; and the Budapest City Hall in 2003. Other exhibitions include numerous private gallery shows in Germany, Italy and the United States

Gerard Moreno, a world-class flamenco guitarist, will be providing the background for this special party.

For information on Manfred Rapp and his work, please contact:

Nancy Swickard at njswick@aol.com .


January 16 – 20, 2011

Luxury Birding at
Hacienda de los Santos, Alamos

If your idea of birding includes luxurious accommodations and fine dining, please join High Lonesome BirdTours at Hacienda de los Santos for a Luxury Birding Experience.

Our friends at High Lonesome BirdTours have been bringing groups to Alamos since 2002—and their clients have been delighted with the experience! Not only do they stay at a world-class hotel (that would be us), but they’ve also arranged with a number of very small, very private gourmet restaurants around town (including ours!) to provide an unforgettable dining experience for their guests—and don’t get us started on the birds!

Alamos lies at the northernmost boundary of a tropical deciduous forest that extends all the way to Costa Rica; sadly, this most of this unique habitat has been destroyed, but the area around our hotel maintains the largest intact portion. Many endemic birds, such as Elegant Quail, Russet-crowned Motmot, Purplish-backed Jay, Black-throated Magpie Jay, Sinaloa Wren, and Happy Wren, make their homes in this habitat. Part of the tour also includes a visit to the charming seaside town of San Carlos where you will see Blue- and Brown-footed Boobies, Costa’s Hummingbirds and much more right outside your window.

For more details on this amazing birding experience, please visit the High Lonesome BirdTours’ webpage.


January 21nd-30th, 2011

287th Annual Music Festival

Music is an outburst of the soul.  ~Frederick Delius

Alamos comes alive to the sound of music during the annual Festival Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, a week-long festival held in January. The event, which is celebrated throughout the state of Sonora, began in 1985 and is named after the most famous male opera singer in Mexico, a native of Alamos. This is a world-class event, sponsored by the state and federal governments. Thanks to their efforts, musicians, dancers and performers from North and South America, Cuba and Europe descend on this sleepy Sonoran village.

Opera, chamber music, jazz and more mix in with the Latin strains of salsa, merengue and danzón. Street performances include dance and theater. Sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and installation art put in an appearance. Artistic workshops, conferences and book presentations are available to the general public. It’s a magical coming together of creativity and soul—the perfect time to visit Alamos!

Event Schedule

Click here for the event schedule from the Festival website (note: as of this posting, the website had yet to be updated. However, keep checking back as we’re sure they will post 2011 events soon!)

For reservations and rates for our HDLS Alamos Music Festival Experience, please go to our Reservation and Package Link