Hermosillo, capital city of Sonora, Mexico, has everything to offer visitors a few days of pure relaxation, fun and entertainment. With natural attractions, historical buildings, matchless gastronomy, beaches and an incredible cultural offer, it isn’t hard to see why it’s one of Sonora’s main tourist destinations.
The so-called City of the Sun is home to the Naranjeros, one of the best baseball teams in Mexico. While you’re here you cannot miss one of the exciting games that take place in the Sonora Stadium.
Famous is the gastronomy of Hermosillo. Here you can try the best steaks, the freshest seafood, the typical machaca (dry meat), the burritos percherones and for desert the famous coyotas, stuffed with marmalade, cajeta or even nuts.
Hermosillo is known for its extremely hot summers that reach the 104°F, that’s why using SPF, hat and sunglasses, as well as keeping yourself hydrated are a must.
What to Visit in Hermosillo:
• Bell Hill (Cerro de la Campana):
The Bell Hill, called like this because of its shape, is the main lookout point to have a full panoramic view of Hermosillo and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets. The phonolitic rocks found here produce a metallic sound that reminds us of the sound of a bell.
• Ecological Center of Sonora:
Address: Carretera a Guaymas km 2.5, Cuauhtémoc. Hermosillo, Sonora.
This place allows getting to know the state’s native species. Located in a semi desert area, it’s a tour that comprehends 170 animal species, around 2000 organisms and 140 plants species. It remains open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 17:00 hours.
• Madero Park:
Address: Jesús García Corona, Centro. Hermosillo, Sonora.
The Madero Park in the city center is a favorite of the locals because it allows them enjoying a fun day in the outdoors. This green area in Hermosillo has trees, a skate park, children’s areas and a lovely dancing fountain.
• Historic Center:
An area you can’t miss since it comprises buildings like the Metropolitan Cathedral. It’s surrounded by the Palace of Government, the Bicentennial Plaza and a large variety of restaurants and bars. Plus, on a walk through the Historic Center of Hermosillo you can appreciate the murals, among them the one of the Hombre de Sonora.
• Kino Bay:
107 km from Hermosillo, a little over an hour away, is Kino Bay, with some of our country’s most beautiful beaches so it’s also known as the Pearl of the Sea of Cortez. Its waters are ideal for fishing and diving. The Seris Museum is also here and a visit to it will allow you knowing the customs and traditions of the Seris people.