Introducing Bahía de Kino
Laid-back Bahía de Kino, a dreamy beach paradise 110km west of Hermosillo, is named for Padre Eusebio Kino, who established a small mission here for the indigenous Seri people in the 17th century. The old part of Kino, Kino Viejo, is a typical Mexican fishing village. Beginning 1km west, Kino Nuevo (New Kino) fans out along the lengthy main beach, which is perfect for swimming. It’s where you’ll likely spend most of your time, and also where you’ll find the ‘snowbirds’ (retired North American citizens who head south for winter). Look out for those hulking RVs. High season is November to March; at other times, you may find yourself blissfully alone in the hotels here.