Sonora, Mexico’s Warm Welcome

Sonora is the 2nd largest State in Mexico and it is located on the border with the United States. It possess, mainly, a dry climate. The State of Sonora also makes up the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), known as the world’s aquarium, and this is one of the reasons why it is so attractive to visit, especially for families.  It is one of the best places in Mexico for traveling by campers or private vehicles too. Visitors can stay in their motor-homes and enjoy activities such as diving, biking, hiking and exploring archeological zones as Cerro de Trincheras (Trenches mountain). Plus you’ll find numerous wildlife species ranging from dolphins to the mythical Sonora born Jaguar.


Best Mexican Travel Tip: What to Do in Sonora

When visiting Sonora you may like to enjoy Puerto Peñasco beaches. Puerto Peñasco is a very popular destination among American tourists. You can get there by highway and, not so long from now, Puerto Peñasco will have its own Home Port. It is interesting because of its islands, desert, dunes, caves, and marine life,

Also, it is super easy to cross the border into Mexico from the US at Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. This destination, visitors do not need to comply with vehicle importation requirements since it is located in the Free Trade Zone. You can check out the Sonora’s Entry Requirements.

Mexico Location: Where is Sonora?

Sonora, located in northern Mexico borders the states of Chihuahua; to the east, Baja California and the Sea of Cortez, to the northwest and Sinaloa to the south. To the north, it shares the a border with the United States and touches states Arizona and New Mexico.


Abraham is a travel publications editor and tour conductor. He is interested in everything that has to do with northern and western Mexico’s culture and biodiversity. He is co-founder of the website, (both in  English and Spanish) where he is currently sharing the wonders he finds about Mexico. You can follow him on twitter: @Abe_MexTraveler

Photo credit to Visit Mexico – Sonora. This post is part of the Mexican March Madness 2015, a look at the 31 United States of Mexico in the 31 days of March. Don’t miss a state, sign up for email updates > here.

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