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Tehuelibampo Ecomuseum

Navojoa

The Tehuelibampo Ecomuseum was built in the middle of the vegetation on the banks of the Mayo River, without being out of place, since it was built with that purpose in mind, using rocks from the area. Inside, it exhibits replicas of the cave paintings made by the Yoreme-Mayo peoples in the Cañada de Tehuelibampo over three thousand years ago in a very didactic way.

To reach this interesting place from Navojoa, you must head west towards Camoa for about 30 kilometers (19 miles). Some excursions also include a stop in Tesia, where the gates that allow water to pass through to the irrigation channels of a vast area are located. There is another stop in Camoa, the site of the first Jesuit mission in Sonora, which still preserves the facade of the old church.

Then, you'll arrive at Cantúa, a community of artisans, and finally, on the banks of the Mayo River, which is crossed by cart or boat depending on its flow.

After visiting the eco-museum, walk along a path to reach the ravine where the archaeological treasure of Tehuelibampo is located: 89 original petroglyphs made by the ancient Yoremes representing their religious thought and material life.

Next, you will arrive at El Pozo de los encantos (The Well of Enchantments), where the Mayos submerged themselves during their ceremonies to acquire divine qualities related to art, finally end up at a viewpoint with a marvelous view of the area.

The Tehuelibampo Ecomuseum was built in the middle of the vegetation on the banks of the Mayo River, without being out of place, since it was built with that purpose in mind, using rocks from the area. Inside, it exhibits replicas of the cave paintings made by the Yoreme-Mayo peoples in the Cañada de Tehuelibampo over three thousand years ago in a very didactic way.

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To reach this interesting place from Navojoa, you must head west towards Camoa for about 30 kilometers (19 miles). Some excursions also include a stop in Tesia, where the gates that allow water to pass through to the irrigation channels of a vast area are located. There is another stop in Camoa, the site of the first Jesuit mission in Sonora, which still preserves the facade of the old church.

Then, you'll arrive at Cantúa, a community of artisans, and finally, on the banks of the Mayo River, which is crossed by cart or boat depending on its flow.

After visiting the eco-museum, walk along a path to reach the ravine where the archaeological treasure of Tehuelibampo is located: 89 original petroglyphs made by the ancient Yoremes representing their religious thought and material life.

Next, you will arrive at El Pozo de los encantos (The Well of Enchantments), where the Mayos submerged themselves during their ceremonies to acquire divine qualities related to art, finally end up at a viewpoint with a marvelous view of the area.

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