Images of Etchojoa, Sonora
The Mexican city of Etchojoa has a rich local history and culture, and is an interesting place to visit while in Southern Sonora, Mexico.
Etchojoa is located between the cities of Navojoa and Huatabampo, and is a short drive from Alamos, Sonora. It was one of the original eight Mayo pueblos established by Jesuit missionaries in the early 1600’s.
The residents of Etchojoa still maintain their strong ties to Yoreme Mayo culture, and every year on the weekend of Pentecost it celebrates the traditional fiestas of the patron saint of its indigenous church, the Holy Spirit.
Sights of interest in Etchojoa include the town’s main plaza, the indigenous church, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and a museum that celebrates the history of the city and the Mayo Valle Region, the Casa de la Cultura Museum Leonardo Valdez Esquer.
Leonardo Valdez Esquer Museum