Sonora is one of the largest states in Mexico. Its territory is rich in desert, mountain and coastal landscapes. Its location next to the sea has influenced its traditions, gastronomy, music and the tranquil atmosphere its cities and towns have to offer.
One version of the story about the meaning of the word Sonora goes that it comes from the Ópata word sonotlwhich means “maize leaf”. Its climate is dry, semi-dry, and its average annual temperature is 72°F. Its Magical Towns are Magdalena de Kino and Álamos. The El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and the Gran Desierto de Altar desert region are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.