Welcome to Yuma
This sprawling agricultural city at the confluence of the Gila and Colorado Rivers has been of strategic importance since at least the 16th century, when Spanish expeditions identified the area as an ideal spot to ford the Colorado. Today it's just 7 miles from Mexico, and its sunny winters attract large numbers of retirees in search of a mild climate and cheap pharmaceutical drugs across the border. Its popularity as a crossing point for Central American migrants (it was the third-busiest border crossing in 2019; most migrants apply for asylum immediately upon entering the US) recently catapulted Yuma into the political spotlight.
Amazing hotels and hostels
We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.