San Luis Río Colorado
 32° 301' north - 114° 45' weste - Altitud:   ft snm

    Border town located at the northwest side of Sonora and 384 miles from Hermosillo, the capital of the state.

    At the beginning of the 1900 decade, Captain Carlos Calles settles a campament in the south side of the Colorado River and canalized the water for irrigating the big and fertile valley. Being so near with the american border it was a great attraction and many people came to live here. In 1923 a Customs office was installed and in 1939 was declared as Municipio.

    San Luis Rio Colorado is Mexico's most beautiful undiscovered place. At the Rio Colorado's delta, the Gulf of Cortes beguins and a virgin, unspoiled and natural region waits for the visitor who seeks for new experiences. During the first months of the year whales coming from cold  waters come to the Sea of Cortez to mate and have their cachalotes.The coast line of San Luis Río Colorado offers this unique opportunity to whale watchers and photographers.

   Altar desert and El Pinacate, declared Biosphere's reserve, with a landscape similar to  moon, with huge craters of more than 1.5 miles of diameter and a depth of 400 ft are places that you must visit. The zone, protected since 1933 by the government, preserves an unique ecosystem: one hundred different kinds of birds, resident or just migrating, gather here each year.

    Every year in May, a big Fiesta Mexicana takes places in the city to say good by to the Snow Birds, tourists that come from nordic latitudes seeking for a better and comfortable weather. During March and April the Eastern festivities take place and in may the San Luis 250 Off Road is held. The anniversary of the city is on June 14 and in October and November the traditional Expo Feria del Algodón attracts many people. During November many activities are offered to the Snow Birds, as a welcome.

How to arrive:
From Hermosillo, 383 miles by Federal Highway #15 to Santa Ana and from there 279 miles by Federal Highway #2 passing Caborca and Sonoita.
From Méxicali, Baja California Norte, 44 miles by Federal Highway #2.
From Yuma, Arizona, USA

The local Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit this beautiful city.


Municipio de
San Luis
Río Colorado

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