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WELCOME TO HERMOSILLO, MEXICO
Hermosillo is the capital of the state of Sonora, located in a sparsely populated and arid section of northwestern Mexico. Despite it's remote and dry location irrigation has brought life to this desolate part of Mexico. Agriculture and manufacturing employ thousands of workers and the tourist trade is minimal here, except for those driving through to Mexico's coastal destinations further south.
The city is large and spreads in all directions, and visitors in search of charm will have to look long and hard. Plaza Zaragoza is a welcome location near the middle of town, complete with trees and landscaping, and lies in contrast to this otherwise stark yet semi-modern town.
Local attractions in town include the Ecological Center (located 2 miles south of town on the main highway), the Regional Museum of Sonora (located on the eastern side of Cerra de la Campana), and the Regional Museum of the University of Sonora.
Looking for a decent place to pull up a plate? Mexico's restaurant chain Sanborn's is kind of like the U.S. version of Denny's and Hermosillo is proud to offer a branch on Bahia Kino Highway just outside town. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Many visitors driving through Hermosillo are headed for the Sea of Cortez coastal resorts of Bahia Kino and Guaymas. Bahia Keno is 65 miles southwest of town, and fishing and a more relaxed coastal setting are the main draws. Bahia Kino is divided into Kino Nuevo where most of the tourism takes place and Kino Viejo where the locals go to cool off about 2 miles away.
Mexico travelers looking for a bit more action continue down Highway 15 to the port towns of Guaymas and San Carlos. Tourism here has caught on much more than in Bahia Kino, and the area is developing a substantial expatriate population. For more information check out the GUAYMAS section of Mexico Expo.
Aero Mexico and Aero California serve the airport at Hermosillo, connecting with Los Angeles, Tijuana and Tucson. Also, bus service connects the town with Nogales at the Arizona border. Travelers who visit by car or R.V. can expect tolls on Highway 15 at about $2.00 U.S. per booth.
For additional visitor information the Sonora Department of Tourism can be reached by telephone at (800) 476-6672.
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