Places in Northwest Mexico
Sprawling Hermosillo, Sonora’s capital, is no beauty but it is an important transport hub and has a decent selection of museums. It’s vexingly spread-out, with the often-unbearable afternoon heat garnering it the moniker of Sun City. Central Hermosillo fans out around craggy Cerro de la Campana (Hill of the Bell): the city’s aerial-mast-festooned viewpoint.
Álamos & Around
The most civilized, architecturally-rich town in Northwest Mexico, Álamos is a cultural oasis and culinary capital. Sheltered in the forested foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental, its hushed cobblestone streets and imposing colonial buildings hint at a fascinating history, much of it to do with Álamos' role as Mexico’s northernmost silver mining town.
Most travellers don't linger in Los Mochis. Despite being a transport hub, the climate is perpetually humid and there are no real sights to savor (except an excess of sleazy bars). However if you're venturing to Baha on a boat or up the Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacífico on a train, you'll find adequate eats and sleeps here.
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Lucha libre – an introduction to Mexican wrestling
There’s nothing quite like Friday night fight night at the Arena México. This long-standing venue in central Mexico City is the place to see one of the country’s most raucous and dramatic sporting events, lucha libre...
More than just Cabo: getting back to nature in Baja California Sur
You can (and many do) head to the Cabo resorts of Baja California Sur and do nothing more energetic than raise your arm by the pool to order another cocktail – but you’d be missing out on the chance to experience the ...
More than just Cabo: history and culture in Baja California Sur
Some visitors to Baja might imagine that the peninsula’s history extends no further back than the mixing of the first margarita in the 1970s...
The best places to swim with whale sharks
Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences...