Sonora Travel Guide
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The Sonoran Desert—or as the Mexicans call it, El Desierto de Altar—dominates the northern part of this state, where long stretches of flat scrub are punctuated by brown hills, saguaros, and organ-pipe cacti. South of Guaymas, the desert gives way to a dry, tropical landscape.
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The chance to visit a colonial city: Wonderfully preserved Álamos has great hotels and restaurants and a friendly community of American expats... Read more
Although most towns in northern Sonora have a link to a nearby mission, those founded by Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino, a prominent figure in... Read more
The highways following the Río Sonora are a terrific way to see a less touristy side of Sonora. Between Hermosillo and Cananea, the riverbanks... Read more
Mexico's second-largest state, Sonora, is also one of its richest. Ranch lands here feed Mexico's finest beef cattle, and rivers flowing west... Read more
The somewhat difficult trip to El Pinacate is also one of the region's most rewarding. The reserve, midway between Puerto Peñasco and the Arizona... Read more
A rustic Seri fishing village perched at the end of a long, bumpy, winding dirt road, Punta Chueca is 27 km (17 mi) north of Bahía Kino. To get... Read more
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'Tis the season at London Heathrow, which almost seems like a giant shopping mall with an airport attached.... Read more
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