Los Mochis is a young city in the north of Sinaloa. In the local indigenous language, Los Mochis means “place of the turtles” and today, this is the third largest city in the state.
Ecotourism is popular at this destination, where you will also enjoy local fresh fish and seafood dishes. In the center of the city you will find the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Church and the 27 de Septiembre Square with a central gazebo. Very close to the center are the lungs of the city, the Botanical Gardens, founded by Benjamin Francis, who brought a wide diversity of exotic plants to the city as well as many varieties of birds from Africa, Australia and India.
There is no beach at this destination, but just 30 minutes away is the third largest natural bay in the world, after Sydney and San Francisco. You can go fishing, diving and snorkeling in Topolobampo Bay, which forms part of the Sea of Cortez. Tour the bay by boat, raft or yacht and visit the Dolphin Sanctuary, Bird Island, the Bat Cave and Maviri Beach. If you enjoy watching sunrises or sunsets, we recommend visiting Farallon Island where, besides relaxing, you will enjoy spectacular views as the sun rises and sets.