Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico


Hermosillo is in the central area of the state of Sonora, and is one of the most important cities in the north of Mexico. The city is 270 kilometers (167.8 mi) from the United States border, and is on the way of travelers heading to that North American country.

About Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Hermosillo is a city with a strong trading, agricultural, and cattle raising activity, becoming one of the most important cities in the northern area of the country, and one of the best cities to live, according to a study by the Strategic Communication Cabinet in 2013. It is also a modern city that has the necessary infrastructure for business travelers. Hermosillo has prestigious hotels, ancient and modern buildings, and a variety of entertainment options.

If you want to know the way of life of the inhabitants of this city, visit Zaragoza Square in the historic center, one of the main meeting points. In the surroundings, you will see buildings such as the Cathedral of Hermosillo, the City Hall, and the Government Palace. A few streets away, you can visit Bicentennial Square, a building and an urban space that commemorates the 200th anniversary of Mexico as an independent country, hosting an exhibition of handicrafts and cultural expressions. The historic center of Hermosillo has these and other colonial sites that you can admire during your visit. 

Muses Cultural Center is another must-see attraction that exhibits works by Sonoran artists; at the Museum of Sonora you will learn about the history of the city; and the Library Museum of the University of Sonora, houses the Regional Museum of Anthropology and History. For family fun, you can go to La Sauceda, an amusement park that combines mechanical and water rides with green areas for recreation; this park also houses The Bubble Children's Museum. You should not leave Hermosillo without giving a tour to the iconic Cerro de la Campana Hill, which has a viewpoint from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Due to its proximity to the Sonoran Desert and the beaches of the Sea of Cortez, Hermosillo is an excellent point of departure to visit natural beauties such as Guaymas, Kino Bay, and Tiburón Island. You should also visit the villages of Punta Chueca and El Desemboque, both of which are the main communities of the Seri People, famous for preserving their lifestyle and living in one of the hottest deserts in the world.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).