In Zaragoza Plaza you can take a ride at the trolley bus which will take you to the both modern and old Hermosillo. The guide, whom is dressed like the 20's, will explain the history of each place it takes you. This trolley stops in Dona Maria shop, make sure to buy "coyotas" and candies there!more
This beautiful 19th century building houses the executvie branch of the Sonoran State government. Within the building - like in many other Mexican States - murals, which were painted in the 1980’s, depict the history and mythology of Mexico and Sonora. Sonora was a longtime backwater for Mexico, a definite deadend due to both the far distance from...more
Rising slightly to the east of the main square and festooned with television and communication towers, the Cerro de la Compania (Hill of the Bell) provides a grand panorama over the vastness that has become Hermosillo. The hill is a longtime favorite with locals - both for the view and as a romantic haunt. Recntly, the government has beautified the...more
Named for the Mexican general who defeated the French at the battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862 = Cinco de Mayo - The square is flanked by the Casa Mayor (City Hall), the Palacio Gobierno (State executive offices) and the Catedral. It is dominated by a central ironwork bandstand. Compared to other Mexican cities, the central square is not as large and...more
Not Hermosillo’s largest church, but certainly its most important one as it is the seat of the Bishop. Situated on the west side of the Plaza Zaragoza - Hermosillo’s zocalo - the church looks across the square to the Palacio Gobierno and the Casa Mayor. The Church dates back to the 18th century, but it took over a hundred years to build and is...more
Not exactly Hermosillo, but close by. Visit the coast and enjoy some of the natural beauty of the Sea of Cortez. While most folks in and around ""Hillo" consider the small resort area of San Carlos pretty interesting in terms of night-life, I would also plug the undeveloped, and under-developed areas of the coast that are populated by smaller...more
Drive out of Hermosillo and follow the route of the Sonora River, that's more or less what the Jesuits did (without benefit of cars) centuries ago as they founded their network of missions and visitas that dot the landscape between Hermosillo and Southern Arizona.more
This was a very nice hotel. I would recommend it. The room was especially clean, with modern...more
Blvd. Paseo Rio Sonora Nte. #98, Col. Proyecto Rio Sonora, Hermosillo, Sonora, 83270, Mexico
Good for: Couples
Boulevard Garcia Morales. 306, Col. The Llano PA, Hermosillo, Sonora, 83210, Mexico
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Enjoy eating and drinking listening to a live mariachi. These places are one of the most populars in town and you gotta visit them as they are next to the other. They are visited by many famous people whom you can see their pictures in a wall. Chances are you are invited to sing along with the mariachis!!!more
Convenient location, popular hang-out, a place you can eat tacos and have 'light' food at the same time . . . Tacos served in big lettuce leaves (hence, the 'light' label) a Light (lechiga y carne asada) costs 12.00 pesos and an Ultra Light (Lechuga y filete de pavo) costs 12.00 also.more
Most people eat standing up, inches from the traffic passing by on Kino Blvd. There are two plastic tables with plastic chairs. A small radio hangs from a telephone pole and lets you hear a local station. A pick-up truck serves as the prep kitchen. After a few months of cowardly taco-only visits, I started ordering other stuff -- like lorencas and...more
Small shop with T-shirts, ironwood scultpures, and several other types of nice mexican gifts. It wasn't exactly cheap (what is?) but, they had a decent selection of quality things.
What to buy: Ironwood carvings, t-shirts, maybe an ashtray!
There's a shop (or there used to be a shop . . .) located next to, that is - on the roght side - of the Soriana located near the baseball stadium. Streets are Luis Encinas and Solidaridad (which is the Periferico on the West side of town.) This Soriana also has some movie theatres next to it.
The big sports event of the year is the baseball season, which allows everybody to go to the stadium and watch the home team - The Naranjeros - play.Of course the REAL attraction at the game is the spectators themselves - brought to you (if they´re cute and can dance) on the pantalla grande. Sunglasses, binoculars, cool dance movesmore