Border crossing city with the United States of America located at the
northeast of the State of Sonora takes its name
that translated means Dark Waters,
from the color the water took at the natural reservoirs. The original native name was
Its origin comes from 1899 during the time that the railroad to Douglas was
build from the copper mines at Nacozari de García in Sonora. Agua Prieta is one of the
youngest cities of Sonora - on November 11th, 1942 it was declared as such.
We recomend the following trip that will take you to old towns situated
alongside the Sonora River:
the southern exit of Agua Prieta: pass thru Fronteras, Esqueda, Cumpas, the
mining center, Mazocahui, Baviacora with its churches in front of the main plaza,
- that will offer you wooden carved handcrafts and a thermal water park, Huepac and its
hospitality, Banamichi awaits with a monument where four indians hold an arqueological
rock with signs made by the Opata indians, afterwards you will reach Arizpe, the
historical ex-capital of the State, Bacoachi with beautiful views of the Sonora River and
at the end you will arrive to the mining town of Cananea.
the Mexico-USA border, visit Cochise County: Bisbee - a city that preserves
the european architecture of the XIX century - and Tombstone famous and legendary town of
the old wild west.
How to arrive:
By Federal Highway #15 to
Imuris. There, take highway to Cananea
up to Agua Prieta (213 miles).-
through Douglas, Arizona
border city with Agua Prieta.-
Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit this beautiful city.