HECHO

HECHO

Casita Hecho is a bright and light room with a comfortable king bed and two comfortable armchairs which make for a nice place to read and relax. This casita has great view out to the east to the Sierra Madre and lots of light. Decorated with arts and crafts from throughout Mexico, this casita is colorful and charming. The front portal is made from recycled, old bricks and has a great view of the Sierra de Alamos and a massive Hecho cactus, the casita’s namesake.

The hecho (also spelled etcho), Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum, is the dominant columnar cactus of the Alamos area and grows south in Mexico nearly to Chiapas. This large cactus reaches 10 m in height and the fruits are covered with hundreds of rather weak, bristly golden spines. The pulp is tasty and was formerly made into wine. The lumber from the trunk and lower branches is strong and sturdy.