Awesome Places to See in Sonora, Mexico
Located in the Mar de Cortés, in northwestern Mexico, the state of Sonora also borders the Mexican states of Baja California, Sinaloa and Chihuahua. Sonora is also on the US border. Its location on the sea makes it a popular tourist destination.
Admitted as a state in 1824, Sonora has a natural landscape that makes it stand out among eco-tourists, while its beaches attract tourists from all over the world. Here we take a look at some awesome places to see in Sonora.
Perhaps the best known place for your holiday destination is Puerto Peñasco. Sonora also has a landscape that is particularly attractive to sun lovers and vacationers. The desert and mountainous regions offer extreme ecological activities, such as 4x4, climbing, rock climbing, hiking and camping.
The beaches in the tranquil Mar de Cortes are known for their water sports such as diving and snorkeling and should be on the list when looking for places to see in Sonora. Sport fishing is a great tourist attraction as well. In addition to Puerto Peñasco, the capital, Nogales and Guaymas are also popular centers for tourism.
Located in the center, in the northern corridor of the state, in a plain of the Sonoran desert, the capital city has been a settlement area for approximately three thousand years. Nowadays, it is known for its cultural attractions such as its main square and its cathedral. Its museums and festivals attract many visitors every year. The city is also close to other important state attractions, such as the archaeological site known as La Pintada.
This tourist city is an important vacation destination for northern Mexico. Its incredible sport fishing and world class hotels and golf make it a popular recreational place for many international tourists, particularly from US states. Although there are plenty of high-end accommodations and restaurants, the city is also popular with the RV and camping community making this one of the most popular places to see in Sonora.
Other Places to see in Sonora
El Pinacate: This intriguing volcanic region is a biosphere reserve located in the northern part of the state. Its sand dunes and spectacular landscape give it another worldly quality that makes it popular with ecotourists.
Guaymas: this city has a mainly industrial port; however, visitors come to Guaymas to enjoy its cultural attractions, such as its Carnival festivals. It is also a popular city for baseball. Beach lovers visiting Guaymas will enjoy the nearby coastal town of San Carlos.
La Pintada: This area is an archaeological treasure that is world famous for its caves and religious centers. The caves are well known for their ancient cave paintings.
San Jorge Island: Located less than 40 kilometers from Puerto Peñasco, these rocky outcrops in the Sea of Cortez are a popular destination for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.