Ciudad Obregón, also
called Cajeme, is located at the central southern part of the state of Sonora, 250 miles
south of Hermosillo, in the fertile Rio Yaqui Valley. What was first a water
supply stop in the middle of the desert for the new-build railroad back at the earlier
days of the last century, soon attracted new settlers that came to work the rich lands
alongside the river. The Yaqui ethnic, owners of this land for centuries, still owns part
of it and their rich culture and traditions are still alive.
While at Ciudad
Obregón we suggest a visit
to the Yaqui Museum, the Public Library,
the murals painted by maestro Arteche at the Municipal Palace and Nainari's
Lagoon located at the western edge of the city. Take and enjoy some wonderful scenic
drives to: Oviachic dam, Huivulai Island and the beautiful beaches
located alongside the coast of the Sea of Cortez.
Every year in
the Oviachic dam gathers national and international visitors that come to the International
Tournament of Bass Fishing.
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 Cajeme offers this unique opportunity to whale watchers and photographers.
from Ciudad Obregón you will find the small town of Cocorit, founded by the
en 1617. Old adobe houses build in 1800 are still preserved to these days. During Eastern
Holidays several festivities are held here and at the Yaqui
towns near Cocorit:
Potam, Huirivis, Torim, Loma de Bacum, Vicam, Rahún and Belem: they
celebrate the Holy Week with a Festivity called
Waejma. They eat plenty of wakakabi - a traditional food, drink bacanora, while
expert dancers perform the deer, pascola or the coyote and matachines
How to arrive:
Highway #15 between Guaymas and
miles south of the Port of Guaymas
miles north of Navojoa.
Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit this beautiful city.-