Tourist News, Observations and Insights of Sonora, Mexico

The state of Sonora covers a large area of land and has a marvelous variety of natural beauty, history, culture, culinary delights, activities and experiences to enjoy. I love exploring Sonora, meeting its people, capturing moments in photographs and learning about all the state has to offer.

But Sonora is not Disneyland. Although we have personally never felt threatened there, I understand that any tourist locale has its inherent risks, and Sonora is no exception.

So this page is where we will post news and information of interest to tourists, including travel advisories, as well as images of this marvelous place and its people.

And we invite you to participate with your comments, and share information, experiences and images from your Sonoran travels. I want this to be a place where travelers and those interested in traveling can get a clear picture of the current environment south of the border, fun places to visit, unique experiences and any other information that may have an impact on Sonoran travel.

Thanks for visiting this page, please come back and visit us often! And if you have Sonora tourism-related experiences or insights to share, please contact us.

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U.S. State Department Issues 2017 Mexico Travel Warning

More of the same generalizations, with some contradictions thrown in Just in time for the fall 2017 tourism season, the U.S. Department of State has issued its routine Mexico Travel Warning, a reminder that traveling to Mexico is not the same as traveling...

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Hotel Navojoa Plaza

Hotel Plaza Navojoa Calle General Otero Norte 802 Colonia Reforma Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico 85830 +52 (642) 425-9990 The Hotel Plaza Navojoa is conveniently located on the corner of Calle General Pesquiera (Mexico highway 15) and Calle General...

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Etchojoa Casa de la Cultura Museum

Leonardo Valdez Esquer loved Mexican history and culture. He collected thousands of items from all parts of Mexico, and when he died in 2014 he left behind an impressive collection of artifacts from indigenous cultures and life in Mexico. The Museo Casa de la Cultura...

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September 2017 Events in Sonora

September 2017 Events in Sonora September 2017 Events in Sonora, Mexico September 2017 happenings and events in the state of Sonora, Mexico. September is the month of patriotic fiestas in all of Mexico, and Sonora is no exception....

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August 2017 Events in Sonora

August 2017 Events in Sonora, Mexico 2 Day of the Angels - Día de Los Ángeles San Miguel de Horcasitas, Hermosillo 3 Baile de los Abanicos (Fan dance) Mazatán, Sonora 7 Feast Day of San Cayetano, Father of Providence (patron saint of the...

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Great Things to Do in Navojoa, Sonora!

Map of Navojoa Top things to do in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico Many people think of Navojoa as the city near the popular tourist destination of Alamos, Sonora. But did you know that there are lots of interesting, entertaining and enriching activities that you can enjoy in...

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Plaza Juarez in Huatabampo

Plaza Juarez in Huatabampo, Sonora   Plaza Juarez is the cultural and social center of the Southern Sonora city of Huatabampo. The plaza has a traditional bandstand-style kiosk at its center, with abundant shade trees and flowering plants....

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A Month in Huatabampo

If you are looking for a laid-back tourist destination with an opportunity for immersion not only in the Spanish language, but also in fascinating culture and history, consider Huatabampo, Sonora as a great out-of-the-way place to visit. I spent...

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Taking the TAP Royal Bus from Arizona to Sonora

TAP Royal in Tucson 918 W Irvington Rd #110 Tucson, Arizona  85830 +1 (520) 573-7033 TAP Royal - Phoenix Central 2707 W McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85009 +1 (602) 272-3030 TAP Royal - Phoenix East 2345 E Van Buren Street Phoenix, AZ 85006 +1 (602)...

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