Posada del Hidalgo is a beautiful colonial mansion. This attractive structure was built in 1890 by Don Rafael Almada, a wealthy and influential mayor who spent five years on its construction. The wooden trim was made from 285 Canadian red pine beams. Don Rafael's mansion was the largest and most beautiful in El Fuerte. It was built just below the old fort, and has four layers of brick and adobe construction, with iron work brought from Mazatlan.
The Casa Vieja section, the newest addition to the Hotel Posada del Hidalgo, is believed to have been the original site of El Zorro - AKA Don Diego de la Vega's house. It has 12 beautiful rooms with thorough modern amenities in the colonial design, surrounding tropical garden and a beautiful ramada. The newer style rooms face the spacious and breathtaking garden, typical of the old tropical colonial houses.
The Hotel has 54 rooms with three styles. One style is the old high ceilings with 240 Amapa wood beams and two story balconies which are the original bedrooms of the mansion. The newer style rooms face the spacious and breathtaking garden, typical of the old tropical colonial houses. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have private tile baths.
Colonial Mexico's exquisite charm has been superbly blended with today's modern conveniences to creat the present Posada del Hidalgo Hotel. Be sure to notice the historical documents and artifacts displayed in the hotel as you stroll the lovely tropical gardens. There is an inviting swimming pool, a curio shop and a meeting room. Spa services are also available with a variety of soothing treatments.
The charming open air restaurant features Mexican cuisine with appealing dishes such as broiled freshwater lobster and freshwater black bass, a popular Anahuacalli tortilla soup and Mexican shish kebab. There is a fine selection of Spanish heritage Mexican table wines as well.
El Zorro Happy Hour is held every evening at the palapa bar by the pool. Hosted by the legendary Zorro, this popular and famous happy hour includes national drinks, margaritas and pina coladas, all to the sound of live music from a regional trio.
Explore the storied streets and ancient alleys of El Fuerte where legend and documented history converge. From the Fuerte River to the old streets and colonial buildings, experience El Fuerte with an expert guide from your resort. Discover everything from the rich colonial history to the indigenous Yoreme culture, from outlaws and bandidos to architectural masterpieces, enjoying El Fuerte tales of legend and truth.
A one hour walking tour includes a visit to the hotel's gardens and historical areas like Casa Vieja and the Legend of El Zorro, the mural painting that explains the history of El Fuerte de Montesclaros, the Regional Museum, Iglesia de Nuestro Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, the Town Plaza, Casa de la Cultura (The Old Fuerte Jail), Los Portales and the Municipal Palace.
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!