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maryellen1952

Aug 20, 2015, 12:30 PM

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Anyone traveled around Sonora in the past year?

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I'm planning a roadtrip from Nogales thru Alamos to Durango in early 2016 so looking for recommendations where to visit areas south including Hermosillo, Guaymas & Alamos as I head towards the Central Highlands.



RickS


Aug 20, 2015, 2:45 PM

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Re: [maryellen1952] Anyone traveled around Sonora in the past year?

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You didn't mention Mazatlan and so the following suggestion is probably out of your way, but....
While in Durango, you may take the 'new' cuota towards Mazatlan just to see the amazing new bridge(s) that span deep canyons. One in particular is an engineering marvel (how often does one get to say THAT in Mexico). The road is/was known as the Devil's Backbone as it rides the ridges going down through the Sierra Madre Occidental range.

See this article from a UK paper back a while ago: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2352162/Taming-Devils-Backbone-How-Durango-Mazatlan-Highway-revitalize-northern-Mexico.html



Marlene / Moderator


Sep 7, 2015, 12:57 PM

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Re: [RickS] Anyone traveled around Sonora in the past year?

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Yes, Mazatlan's national tourism has rather exploded with the addition of the new highway. Weekends, and especially long weekends and holidays, are an adventure with lots of tour buses about! (In fact, new hotels are being built, in part, because of this now easy access to the beaches). And folks from Mazatlan are finally able to take a weekend trip to visit Durango and take in the scenery and spectacular bridge, It's a very popular excursion these days.


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tonyburton


Sep 8, 2015, 3:49 PM

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The risk of a tunnel collapsing (at km 185) has apparently caused the temporary closure of this highway, though the precise details about the section that is closed are not clear in this news article:
http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/...sgo-de-colapsar.html


sargentodiaz

Nov 12, 2015, 4:39 PM

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Re: [tonyburton] Anyone traveled around Sonora in the past year?

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We are planning to drive from Nogales to Mazatlan, staying overnight in Hermosillo. We also know about the quota from Culuican to Mazatlan and will definitely use it.

My simple question is - how safe is it to drive during the day?

And how long does it take to get through the aduana south of Nogales?
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rockydog85251

Nov 13, 2015, 5:08 AM

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Re: [sargentodiaz] Anyone traveled around Sonora in the past year?

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Most feel it's better to stay in Navajoa since it is about half way from the border to Mazatlan. Makes a comfortable drive. Plenty of decent places to stay and eat.
Should be no problems driving during the day except for occasional road repairs.
Buen viaje!
Willie


sargentodiaz

Nov 14, 2015, 12:31 PM

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Thank you. I'll mention it to my Senora.
For Information about Antigua y Nueva California, check out my blog, Father Serra's Legacy @ http://msgdaleday.blogspot.com
 
 
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