Hidalgo is a beautiful colonial mansion. This attractive structure was built
in 1890 by Don Rafael Almada, a wealthy and influential "alcalde" (mayor) who
spent five years and 100,000 gold pesos on its construction. The wooden trim was
made from 285 Canadian red pine beams.
The "Casa Vieja"
section has 12 beautiful rooms with thorough modern amenities in the colonial
design, surrounding tropical garden and a beautiful ramada.
Casa Vieja is believed to have been the original site
of "El Zorro's" house [AKA Don Diego de la Vega].
The newer style rooms
face the spacious and breathtaking garden, typical of the old tropical colonial