Guaymas Sonora Mexico Cruise Port
Located near the Sonora Desert, cruising to the port of Guaymas, Mexico will make anyone grateful for the area's 73 miles of beaches. Primarily an industrial port focusing on shrimp and fishing, Guaymas is in northwestern Mexico and has conserved a number of historical attractions. Officially declared a commercial port in 1814, this city of about 134,000 residents enjoys a wide variety of activities. Guaymas is the site of one of Mexico’s major Carnival celebrations, also one of the oldest in the country; should you happen to be here around Ash Wednesday, you'll find a party to end all parties. Fishermen will be in their glory, with 650 species of fish, which include marlin and sailfish. If swimming with marine life if more your speed, you can interact with dolphins at Delfinario Sonora. For more excitement, here are our favorite experiences when visiting the cruise port of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico:
- The Plaza de los Tres Presidentes commemorate three of Mexico’s presidents: Plutarco Elías Calles, Adolfo de la Huerta and Abelardo L. Rodríguez, all from near Guaymas. Close to the Plaza is the famous Statue of the Fisherman, considered to be a symbol of the city.
- To immerse yourself in local culture, check out the Casa de Cultura (Cultural Center) which holds workshops and carnivals. If the thought of learning flamenco guitar while on vacation is appealing, this is the place to be.
- For some excellent boat watching and scenery gazing, take a stroll along the Guaymas Malecon. A boardwalk that runs along the harbor, you can watch the ships float in and out, thanks to the marina with more than 750 boat slips.
- Where once stood a silk factory is now the popular El Nicho Curios. Shoppers will be delighted with the selection of Mexican handicrafts, unique treasures, religious paintings, and all kinds of interesting souvenirs to take home.