Sonora Mexico is a state in northwestern Mexico that shares a border with the United States, as well as the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Most notably, Sonora Mexico is known economically for cattle production and mining, and among tourists for the pristine beaches that line the coast. In addition to great beaches, Sonora Mexico also sports a number of other fascinating sights and activities. From touring the desert to visiting the Alamos Monuments, Sonora State Mexico is full of places to explore.

The Sonoran desert covers much of Sonora State Mexico, as well as spreading into Arizona and California. As one of the largest and hottest deserts in all of North America, it covers an area of more then 120,000 square miles. Cacti pepper the landscape and a variety of rare and unique wildlife inhabit much of the desert. In 2001, a large portion of the desert was set aside as protected land with the idea of preserving resources in the precious Sonora State Mexico location.

Another natural reserve well worth viewing is the creek of Cuchujaqui. As an ecological reserve, the creek is one of the most important subtropical areas in the Northern Hemisphere. Due to its location, the creek of Cuchujaqui draws hundreds of migratory birds each year and is the subject of international study and interest. Day tours from Alamos can be arranged as part of many Sonora travel packages.

The capital is Hermosillo; other important cities include Ciudad Obregón and Nogales. We traveled through Arizona, CA and into Mexico through Nogales to reach Hermosillo, which stated above is the capital of Sonora, Mexico. While in Hermosillo, we drove through the desert to the coast to reach San Carlos (pictured above.)

San Carlos Located on the Sea of Cortez, the lovely Mexican resort community of San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico offers something for everyone. For water sports enthusiasts, there are beautiful sand beaches, spectacular diving and snorkeling, kayaking, and offshore fishing. San Carlos is only a 250 mile, 4-hour drive from Nogales, AZ on Mexico Highway 15, a four-lane divided highway.

The community hosts an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, a bowling alley and numerous gift shops and galleries for shopping and browsing. For the boater, two marinas are available with paved launch ramps, dry storage facilities, complete marine repair and maintenance services, fuel docks and reasonable rates for slip rental. Numerous restaurants featuring seafood, Sonoran beef, Mexican dishes and American cuisine are located throughout the town. Prime real estate is available for sale and there are motels, hotels, RV Parks, condominiums and private home rentals to fit every group and budget.

If you’ve not experienced the ambiance and relaxing lifestyle of a Mexican seaside resort, you owe it to yourself to visit San Carlos. You may never want to leave