27° 01' north - 108° 56' west - Altitude 1,345 ft

   Alamos, the most northern hemisphere tropical forest region with an ideal climate awaits visitors: 86°F in June and in January we observe a media of 59°F. Summer is the rainy season with rains called equipatas. Normally the amount of rain fallen is not more than 70 millimeters.

    Originally called Real de Los Frailes, Alamos is located at the southeast corner of the state, 80 miles from Navojoa and 242 miles from Hermosillo, the capital. Rich in history, it was one of the welthiest cities of  México during the Colony. Founded by  Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, who in 1540 came from  la Villa de San Miguel de Culiacán searching the mystical seven cities of  Cíbola, where the legend tells, existed rich foundations of gold.

    A colonial atmosphere surrounds Alamos with century old constructions, stone paved streets - where old traditions are still present. The whole city is a monument. A must is to visit the  Parroquia de la Purísima Concepción - of pure baroque style, the Plaza de Armas - with a wooden carved kiosko and a beautiful mural painting, the  Palacio Municipal and its central garden, the Hotel Los Portales and the Zapopan chapel, with its wooden choir.

    Ecotourism in a semi-tropical jungle, bass and lobina fishing at the  Adolfo Ruiz Cortines dam - which is used to irrigate 200 thousand acres of crops, dove, quail, wild turkey, ducks, swans, white tale and mule deer hunting are some of the attractions that this beautiful place offers to its visitors. The Costumbrista Museum will tell you about the local history. The Ecological Reservoir of  Cuchujuaquii is another interesting place to visit. In this place each year a great variety of migrating birds rest on their trip to more warmer climates.

    On the first months of each year, Alamos is the cultural capital of the state when the Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Festival takes place. Concerts, conferences, picture expositions and  "callejoneadas" delight hundreds of visitors. In May horse back races take place with contenders from all over the state; in December the celebration of the Purísima Concepción festivity takes place, with special rituals and popular dances.

    Alamos actually waits to be declared by Unesco as "Human Patrimony".

How to arrive:
Alamos is only 33 miles east of Navojoa.



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