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
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
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
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.
actually waits to be
declared by Unesco as "Human
How to arrive:
• Alamos is only 33 miles east of Navojoa.