Hermosillo is located in the center of the state of Sonora, 270 km from the border with the United States. You can access by land and by air to the General Ignacio Pesqueira International Airport. Its coastline on the Sea of Cortez measures 1.208 kilometers, which contemplate beautiful beaches and a great variety of natural species that form part of the Aquarium of the World, as it was named by Jacques Cousteau. Besides being an industrial City, Hermosillo has service and business tourism. Hermosillo reminds us at every moment the beauty of nature with its colorful sunsets, desert landscapes, with its white beaches and gentle blue sea that invite us to introspection and enjoyment of the environment. Is the capital of Sonora and offers a wide range of options for those seeking entertainment, art, culture, history, beaches, national and international renowned hotels, resorts, spas, museums, interesting modern architecture, a rich and varied regional cuisine and a close look at the ethnic groups that still keep their traditions alive.
In Hermosillo you can enjoy:
Kino Bay that is located less than 100 kilometers from the city with pristine beaches and a variety of water activities.
The Shark Island, the largest in the country, home to one of the major ethnic communities of the Seri tribe, the bearer of a legendary culture. It is an uninhabited ecological reserve, ideal for ecotourism, fishing, diving and snorkeling. You can visit with a permit issued by the Seri community of Punta Chueca.
The Santa Cruz estuary is located in Kino Viejo and is a natural ecosystem with distinctive flora and fauna where one can sample delicious fresh oysters and clams taken from the site.
Musas Cultural Center offers a wide variety of exhibits by Sonora, Mexican and International artists. Museum of Sonora is located in the old penitentiary and offers visitors the passages of Sonora history, as well as samples of the ancient Mexican past.
The House of Culture opened in 1980. Its mission is to rescue the artistic and cultural expressions that give identity to the people of Sonora.
The Museum Library of the University of Sonora houses the Regional Museum of Anthropology and History, the Museum of Archaeology, the Emiliana de Zubeldia Theater, the periodical, library, and bookstore, art gallery, university radio and television; it is located in the heart of the city.
The Center for the Arts at the University of Sonora was built in 1942 under strict colonial style. The facade of the main building consists of seven arches that symbolize the fine arts.
The Ecological Center of Sonora is almost two million square meters and houses a large variety of flora and fauna of the different ecosystems of the state. The zoo and botanical garden is home to some 300 categories of plants and 200 animal species. We can also find here the Astronomical Observatory of the Ecological Center of Sonora.
La Sauceda Recreational Park is the largest in the State of Sonora, has large gardens, rides and sports facilities, water areas, an amphitheater and landscaping. There is also an interactive museum for children.
La Burbuja Children’s Museum is located inside the Parque Recreativo La Sauceda, has more than 100 exhibitions in which children and adults can do fun experiments.
DIF Sonora Popular Children's Park is a fun playground for the whole family, especially for the children, it has diverse playground and a small train ride.
About Ecotourism: There are several natural attractions just minutes away from the city and in different ecosystems, where you can engage in recreational activities with low environmental impact.
There are visits to Ranches that offer lodging, trekking, hiking, horseback riding, camping, game viewing, bird watching, among others.
For Cycling: it is home of the internationally famous Vuelta ciclista Tour, one of the most important cycling events in Mexico. There are also in the city, mountain biking routes that challenge the cycling enthusiasts at all levels.
Cynegetic Hunting: there are more than 300 organizations constituted in hunting ranches across the state are home to a variety of species. We minor hunting (diversity of birds) and major hunting (bighorn sheep, white tail deer and desert mule deer).
Rio Sonora Route is a journey of encounter with nature where you can enjoy the taste and the history of the land of Sonora. This route is a pleasant journey through the culture and customs of towns like Ures, Baviacora, Aconchi, San Felipe de Jesus Huépac, Banamichi, Arizpe, Bacoachi and Cananea.
Cinemas Complex with several and numerous theaters, bowling centers, golf court, shopping centers, plus the wide variety of first class restaurants, colorful cafes with live performances, bars and nightclubs for all kinds of tastes.
Source: Sonora State Goverment Tourism Board www.sonoraturismo.gob.mx