Sonora | Visit México

The state of Sonora is the second largest state in Mexico, surrounded by sea, desert and mountains it offers something for everyone, it is the ideal destination for any traveler who wants to mix sports with beach and cultural activities. You can choose between a relaxing holiday, enjoying the beautiful landscapes like a sunset with the amazing colors in the sky and the waves of the Sea of Cortez, or you can have a holiday full of excitement on places that are perfect for extreme sports. Another attraction is its excellent cuisine that masterfully combines seafood.


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The gastronomy of Sonora is not only distinguished by its delicious meat, the state has both a rich agriculture and seafood. It is a mistake to let a vacation in Sonora elapse without trying these must try.


This dish can be included as an appetizer, main dish or breakfast.


Also known as tacos made with giant tortillas.

Frijoles refritos B

esides the excellent quality meat, you must-try refried beans with lard, colorado chili and Cotija cheese, cottage cheese and Oaxaca cheese.

Gallina pinta

Chamorro stew with beans and corn masa


The warning comes before adding chiltepín to the dishes, since it's spiciness is inversely proportional to its size.

Tortillas de agua o sobaqueras

Corn tortillas as everywhere else in the country, but thinner and very large ones.

Postres y digestivos

 For dessert perhaps nothing is better than a coffee accompanied by a coyota, a kind of round toast, that's flat and cooked with piloncillo. Do you need a digestion aid urgently? Well then order a Bacanora, a pre-Hispanic brandy made from roasted maguey's core.

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Update on Earthquake in Central Mexico September 26th, 2017

The Mexico Tourism Board informs that tourist attractions remain open and operating in Mexico, despite damages reported in Puebla, Morelos, and Mexico City.

Museums in Mexico City have started opening normally since yesterday. Out of the 310 tourist hotels in Mexico City, all but 6 are open for business. Additionally, we are thankful to report that no other international tourism destinations in Mexico have been affected and are operating normally. Given these facts, there is no reason for visitors to cancel travel plans to Mexico.

In Puebla, all tourist attractions, including El Teleférico and La Estrella de Puebla, remain open and operating normally. The highway into Puebla as well as the airport also remain open, offering regular access to the many popular sites in the state and the surrounding areas.

Recent reports from Morelos indicated 85% of hotels and spas are operating normally, and highlighted the level of coordination and communication between Government response and recovery efforts and the INAH.

The Mexico Tourism Board, and the entire tourism industry, remains focused on ensuring visitors in the impacted areas receive any assistance necessary while continuing with their existing travel plans. Mexico’s Government at all levels continues to carry out response plans and support the individuals impacted.

Updates on the situation will be shared as new information becomes available.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

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Septiembre 26, 2017

El Consejo de Promoción Turística de México informa que todas las atracciones turísticas permanecen abiertas y en operación a pesar de los daños reportados en Puebla, Morelos y la Ciudad de México.

Los museos en la Ciudad de México reabrieron sus puertas el pasado 25 de septiembre. De los 310 hoteles con los que cuenta la Ciudad, únicamente 6 permanecen cerrados y en observación por cualquier daño que pueda presentarse. Adicionalmente, les compartimos que afortunadamente, ningún otro destino en México ha sido afectado y todos siguen operando normalmente. Por esta razón, no hay motivo alguno para que los visitantes cancelen sus planes de viaje a México.

En Puebla, todas las atracciones turísticas, incluyendo El Teleférico y la Estrella de Puebla permanecen abiertos y en operación. La autopista a Puebla y el aeropuerto siguen abiertos ofreciendo conectividad y acceso a todos los sitios populares del estado y áreas cercanas.

Los reportes recientes del estado de Morelos indican que el 85% de sus hoteles y spas están prestando servicios reiterando que el nivel de coordinación y comunicación entre el gobierno y el INAH se mantienen sumando esfuerzos para la recuperación del estado.

Mientras que en Oaxaca y Chiapas también hubo impacto después del sismo ocurrido este mes, el día de hoy destinos turísticos como la ciudad de Oaxaca, Chiapas, Huatulco y Puerto Escondido siguen operando normalmente.

El Consejo de Promoción Turística de México y toda la industria turística del país, permanecen enfocados en garantizar que los visitantes de las zonas afectadas reciban toda la asistencia necesaria y continúen con sus planes de viaje existentes. El Gobierno de México en todos los niveles y las instancias gubernamentales correspondientes continúan llevando a cabo planes de respuesta y apoyando a las personas afectadas.

Las actualizaciones y el seguimiento sobre la situación se compartirán a medida que se disponga de nueva información.

Gracias por su ayuda y apoyo continuo.

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