Caborca - the
Pearl of the Desert
- is located 245 miles north of Hermosillo,
the capital of the State of Sonora.
The region was
habitated before the Spanish conquest by Great
Chief Soba, a brave cacique who commanded most of the Indians living in Arizona and
the actual territory of the State of Sonora. In 1692 father Eusebio Francisco Kino
arrives to convert the Indians to catholicism and baptizes the place as La
Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Caborca building a mission at Cerro Prieto. In
1857 Henry Alexander Crabb, a north american pirate, invades the Mexican territory
attacking the town. After six days of deadly fights, the pirates were killed.
agricultural region by excellency, Caborca is known by the quality of the grapes, olives
and asparagus produced.
festivities held in Caborca are the conmemoration of the battle against Crabb on
the grape harvest or "vendimia" in July and the Canaco Expo in
More than 110 miles of
coast washed by the Sea of Cortes offers the visitor beautiful sandy virgin beaches that
are waiting to be discovered. Adventure yourself visiting the small fisherman villages of Puerto
Lobos, Desemboque, Los Tanques, Santo Tomás, Las Salinas and Bahía San Jorge. It
will be an unforgettable experience.
During the first months of
the year whales coming from cold waters come to the Sea of Cortez
to mate and have their cachalotes.The coast line
of Caborca offers this unique opportunity to whale watchers and
attractions: the petroglifs of the Hohokam culture disseminated along the county; San
José hill at La Calera, Mojoqui, Lista Blanca, Alamo highlands, Potrero de
Balderrama and Nazareno hill.
How to arrive:
Federal Highway #2, between
Santa Ana and Sonoita:
miles west of Santa
92miles south of Sonoita.
Caborca's Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit this beautiful city.-