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COLONIAL HISTORY AND ANCESTRAL TRADITIONS

El Fuerte is located on the banks of the river with the same name and is a stopover for the famous Chepe train, which takes an interesting journey along the breathtaking Copper Canyon.

Its name comes from the fortress built in this town in the 17th century, of which no remains are left.

It is a place full of traditions such as indigenous dances.

The climate in El Fuerte is mostly temperate, with summer temperatures reaching up to 31°C (88°F) and winter lows around 15°C (59°F).

It is located 86 km (about 1 hour and 20 minutes) from Los Mochis, 298 km (about 4 hours) from Culiacán, and 312 km (about 9 hours) from Creel.

El Fuerte

What to See in El Fuerte

Atractivos Turísticos de El Fuerte

Plaza de Armas (Main Plaza)

El Fuerte has a beautiful Plaza de Armas with an iron kiosk surrounded by traditional arcades that showcase the colonial heritage.

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

This building stands out because it is made of red brick and features a distinctive Porfiriato style. Inside, there is an elegant archway on both floors and a fountain in the center. It's worth stopping to admire the beautiful mural that adorns its walls, depicting the town's history.

Templo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

Also known as the Temple of San Juan de Carapoa, it dates back to the 18th century and was part of a mission. The temple stands out for its quarry facade and elegant tower, which was completed in 1889.

Casa de la Cultura (House of Culture)

Located in an old house built in the mid-19th century, this building is situated in the Main Square and originally served as the municipal jail.

It now hosts a wide variety of cultural activities, such as presentations, exhibitions, and workshops.

La Casa del Resbalón

This is an old house with a well-known legend in the town, as it is said to be the birthplace of Diego de la Vega, better known as El Zorro.

Museo Mirador del Fuerte

The museum exhibits a collection of folk art, as well as various objects from the region's early settlers. One of its rooms contains pieces related to the Yoreme culture, while the other showcases a collection of old photographs.

A hearse is a notable highlight, said to be haunted according to local legends.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00 hrs.

Petroglyphs of Ocolome

In the Fuerte River basin, some rock paintings can be seen as remnants of the Nahoas culture. At the Cerro de la Máscara, a complex of petroglyphs can be observed, considered one of the most important in the state due to the quantity of engravings.

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Nearby Villages

You can also visit the villages of La Misión, Mochicahui, and Capomos, where Mayan or Yoreme groups live, preserving their traditions and customs. These villages are considered ceremonial centers where the indigenous Mayo people carry out various ceremonies full of music and color.

What to Do in El Fuerte

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN EL FUERTE

Experience Nature

El Fuerte is also a place to enjoy nature and engage in activities such as fishing and ecotourism, like La Galera, located on the banks of the Fuerte River with walking paths, barbecue areas, and a hanging bridge.

At the Miguel Hidalgo Dam, you can go fishing and take boat rides.

Enjoy the Legend of “El Zorro”

Experience a show where they tell the story of the Zorro, along with a delicious dinner, music, and dance.

 

Must visit destinations in Sinaloa

Los Mochis

Mazatlán

El Fuerte

Culiacán

Bahía de Topolobampo

El Rosario

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