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COLORFUL AND UNFORGETTABLE SUNSETS

In 2005, due to its attractions, legends, and traditions, it was elevated to the status of "Pueblo Mágico" (Magical Town). Moreover, it is the birthplace and hometown of the renowned artist María Félix, also known as "La Doña."

"The City of Portals" has a colonial atmosphere with centuries-old buildings and narrow cobblestone streets where time seems to have stood still. It's a monument that must be explored in every corner.

It offers all the necessary services, and some of its centennial buildings have been transformed into hotels, offering a delightful vintage experience along with delicious regional cuisine served in its restaurants.

One of the most important festivities in Álamos takes place in January during the celebration of the Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Festival, in honor of a famous doctor and artist from the town. Various cultural events are held during these festivals.

The climate of this Magical Town is dry, with minimal rainfall in the area. The average temperature is around 25°C, but it can be extreme. In summer, temperatures can reach close to 40°C, while in winter, they can drop to as low as 2 or 3°C.

Álamos is located 120 km (about an hour and a half) from Ciudad Obregón, 250 km (3 hours) from Guaymas, and 216 km (2 hours and 45 minutes) from Los Mochis.

Álamos

What to See in Álamos

Tourist Attractions of Álamos

Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

It is the ideal place to enjoy the tranquility of the town amidst its gardens and a kiosk that is over 100 years old. Majestic arcades and buildings with wrought-iron balconies, gateways, and dreamy gardens surround it. You can sit on one of its wrought-iron benches and contemplate the landscape of this corner of Álamos.

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

Located in the Plaza de Armas, this building dates back to 1899, featuring large windows and a battlement tower built of brick and stone. It is a two-story building with beautiful arcades on both floors.

Iglesia de la Purísima Concepción (Church)

Built with stone and quarry from 1757 to 1804, it is a beautiful example of Baroque style with a single tower. Inside, it preserves impressive wooden furniture.

Maria Felix's House

Currently, this house is a hotel, but to preserve the memory of the unforgettable diva who was born in this place, there is a museum with photographs, newspapers, and objects that belonged to the artist.

Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture)

Located in what used to be the jail in a building dating back to the 18th century, various exhibitions and workshops are held here.

Casa de la Moneda (Mint)

A beautiful mansion that recalls the town's mining past, from 1827 until the last decade of that century, it minted Mexican pesos de an 8, also known as octavos de cobre (copper eighths), as well as silver reales and gold pesos. This mint also minted some coins from the United States and Europe.

Museo Costumbrista de Sonora (Museum)

Housed in an incredible mid-19th-century building, it narrates the history and traditions of Álamos through almost five thousand pieces, including photographs, documents, and various objects.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Hacienda de los Santos

The hacienda has been transformed into a hotel, but it has managed to retain the characteristics of traditional haciendas in the region.

La Alameda

This is one of the must-visit places in Álamos. It is a promenade surrounded by large trees that give the town its name.

Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kiss)

Close to La Alameda, you will find Callejón del Beso, which, like the one in Guanajuato, has love legends attached to it. It is also a tradition for all couples to give each other a kiss in this picturesque alley

Nearby Villages

A few kilometers away, it's worth spending some time in other villages whose history is closely linked to that of Álamos: Minas Nuevas, La Aduana, and Promontorios. Here, rustic furniture made from regional woods, palm articles, brassware, glassware, silverware, forged iron, musical instruments, and wool blankets made by Mayo indigenous people are produced. Specifically in La Aduana, there is a church dedicated to the Virgin of Balvanera, highly revered in the region, and large cauldrons that hark back to the silver mining boom era.

What to Do in Álamos

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN ÁLAMOS

Explore a Magnificent Reserve

The Cuchujaqui Ecological Reserve is a place where several unique ecosystems converge, making it perfect for various ecotourism activities. In the mountains, you'll find some rustic cabins.

Engage in Hunting Tourism

For sports hunting enthusiasts, the surroundings of Álamos offer various game species, including white-tailed deer, wild boar, doves, quails, and ducks.

Enjoy Fishing

Those who enjoy fishing can find ideal spots for sports fishing in the Mocúzari, Adolfo Ruiz Cortínez, and El Venadito reservoirs, where you can catch bass, catfish, and tilapia.

Experience an Incredible Sunset

One of the best places to have a panoramic view of the town and admire the sunset is Cerro de El Perico. Sonora is famous for its clear skies and colorful sunsets, so you shouldn't miss the experience of going up this hill.

 

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Hermosillo

San Carlos

Magdalena de Kino

Caborca

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