About Alamos and surrounding areas
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Plaza Alameda in Alamos


Alamos, Sonora is a unique, beautiful pueblo in Southern Sonora with centuries of fascinating history and an abundance of natural wonders.

It has been bestowed with the honor of being a “Magic Pueblo” by the government of Mexico, because of its special historical and cultural significance, and is a marvelous place to experience.

Because of this, Alamos, Sonora is a popular destination for visitors looking for a relaxing, photogenic and interesting place to explore and enjoy.

The town has fewer than 10,000 residents, to include a few hundred “gringos” and other foreigners who have adopted it as their home. It was first discovered by foreigners in 1531, when Francisco Coronado visited the area. Jesuit missionaries established a mission here in 1630, and a century later Franciscans constructed the church that still serves the community today – La Parroquia de la Purísima Concepción.

Nestled in the mountains of the Sierra Madre range, Alamos has a somewhat temperate climate with lots of sunshine. It is also home to a natural environment that includes a biological diversity of nearly 500 species of birds and more than a thousand plant species, and has become a popular destination for birders and other nature enthusiasts.

Whether it is taking a stroll on a cobblestone street among restored mansions, visiting historic sites, taking a hike up to the El Mirador lookout point, enjoying the natural environment or just spending some time getting to know the local people and their culture, Alamos offers an abundance of interesting and enriching activities to enjoy.