Before you go, visit Gotosonora.com!
One of the finest and best organized bilingual resources on the web for travel in the Mexican state of Sonora has been created by Sonora Turismo, its official tourism board. With sensational photos and up to date information right on the main page about important topics for travelers such as US passport requirements, maps and driving distances, upcoming events, security in the region and the Only Sonora travel permit, you will know from your first glance at the site that you have come to the right place to research your journey.
Sonora Turismo has divided its website into several clear categories. First, a clear drop-down menu at the top of their main page lists several popular destinations such as Rocky Point, San Carlos and Hermosillo and will take you to individual pages dedicated to each city. In turn, on the individual city pages you will find vivid photos of each location, information about local attractions and the city's history along with local hotels, restaurants, car rental and hospitals.
Next the site features in depth category areas devoted to different aspects of the state of Sonora including nature and ecotourism, outdoor adventure, cultural heritage, beach & watersports, and shopping & food including many mouth watering recipes for authentic Mexican cuisine such as carne asada, tamales and enchiladas! Some of the fantastic attractions described with great detail include Mexico's largest island - Tiburon, El Pinacate and the Great Altar Desert and the famous natural sanctuary Alto Golfo y Delta.
With a wide array of information about Sonora ranging from golf courses to trailer parks, hunting and camping to scuba diving, this easy-to-navigate website also offers links to other reputable organizations and programs as they relate to Sonora, for example AeroMexico and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.