Best places to visit in Sonora: discover the Top destinations of Sonora
The two main museums in Hermosillo are the Regional Museum with ethnological exhibits and the Museo de Sonora, originally a penitentiary facility, which now houses historical objects. Cathedral of La Asuncion and the two picturesque chapels of Del Carmen and Espiritu Santo are important ecclesiastical buildings. The Municipal Palace and Government Palace in Alamos are also well worth visiting.
Bahia Kino is a beautiful bay with white sand beaches where you can try aquatic sports such as diving and sailing. The fishing town of Puerto Peñasco is a lovely seaside resort. The beaches of El Creston and San Carlos are popular tourist spots. The adventurous could try rock-climbing at La Pintada to find interesting rock-paintings. The Gran Desierto del Pinacate Natural Park, an extinct volcanic zone, is characterised for its amazing landscape. Near Guaymas is El Sahuaral (the Enchanted Forest), a shelter for wild fauna.
In the town of Kino, the locals offer handicrafts for sale. Do not miss the Vendimia Feast, held in Hermosillo with parades and exhibitions. For a feel of the local culture, attend the San Juan Festival in Ciudad Obregon. The Feria del Cobre (Copper Fair) is celebrated in Cananea in June.