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The Best Sonora Destinations

Hermosillo, Sonora

Hermosillo is the capital of the state of Sonora and has a high standard of living. It is one of the most important cities for business in Mexico’s northeast and is the center of Sonora’s economy.

Some of the attractions in Hermosillo are the Emiliana de Zubeldía Museum, Abelardo L. Rodríguez Boulevard, as well as the Navarrete with beautiful walkways of leafy trees that shade the street. The Sauceda Ecological Park is an enormous park that has a water park that is completely full on summer days. The Ecological Center is home to several different species in the region. The Expo Forum has the infrastructure necessary to support all types of commercial, business, artistic and cultural events. In the Metrocenter Plaza you will find restaurants, a movie theater and a bowling alley. The “La Burbuja” or “The Bubble” Children’s Interactive Museum (within Sauceda Park) is a special place to take the kids. The University of Sonora Arts Center is a space dedicated to culture, displays of all types of artwork and the location of many cultural events. Other important attractions include: Zaragoza Plaza, the Asunción Cathedral, the Government Palace and Los Seris Museum. As for sports, the Héroe de Nacozari soccer stadium and the Héctor Espino baseball stadium are home to great sporting events.

Guaymas, Sonora

The city and port of Guaymas is the main tourist destination in the state, attracting national tourists as well as international tourists. The tourist beach area is located in the northeast portion of the port. San Carlos is the most popular area. Bacochibampo Bay and Miramar Beach also attract many tourists. The city has great tourist services reflected in their hotels, restaurants and tourist activity businesses.

Some of the points of interest here include: San Fernando Church, Sagrado Corazón Church, Sonora Bank, Ayuntamiento, San Fernando Plaza, the Fisherman Structure (a symbol of the city), the Plaza of the Three Presidents constructed in honor of Adolfo de la Huerta, Plutarco Elías Calles and Abelardo Rodríguez, all presidents of Mexico and natives of Guaymas.

The major attractions in Guaymas are related to the sea. Its most popular beaches are Miramar and San Carlos where tourists can enjoy ecotourism, nautical tourism, hunting, fishing, diving and golfing among other activities.