Guaymas is the most important port of the State of Sonora.
In 1701 missioners Eusebio Francisco Kino and Juan María de Salvatierra founded the Mission of San José de La Laguna few
miles from where Guaymas is now. In 1769 it
was officially named San José de Guaymas
and by 1859 it was declared city.
must visit the San Fernando church build in the XIX century, the Sacret Heart
church, the Bank of Sonora with a neo-classic style, the Ayuntamiento
(1899), San Fernando square with its kiosco and the
symbol of the city: the fisherman statue and the Plaza of the three
Presidents: Adolfo de la Huerta, Plutarco Elías Calles and Abelardo Rodríguez, all
born in Guaymas.
Enjoy also a walk to beautiful beaches. Miramar is one
of them at Bahía de Bacochibampo.
During the first months
of the year whales coming from cold waters come to the Sea of
to mate and have their cachalotes.The coast
line of Guaymas offers this unique opportunity to whale watchers and
Guaymas carnival is a tradition that is
celebrated each February since 1900 and is one of the most important festivities of the
excellent 4 lane
highway, an international airport and a ferry service from the Baja California peninsula
makes it easy to access to this city.
How to arrive:
Take Federal Highway #15
between Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregón,
88 miles south of Hermosillo or
79 miles north of Ciudad Obregón.
from La Paz or
local Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit these beautiful seaside city.