What to do and see in Hermosillo, Mexico: The Best Places and Tips

April 5, 2018 Marlin Saiz

Hermosillo (Spanish pronunciation: [eɾmoˈsiʝo] ( listen)), formerly called Pitic (as Santísima Trinidad del Pitic and Presidio del Pitic) is a city located centrally in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora. It is the capital and largest city as well as the main economic center for the state and region. As of 2015, the city has a population of 812,229 inhabitants, making it the 16th largest city in Mexico. The recent city population spur is due to its recent strong industrialization, especially in the automotive industry.
Restaurants in Hermosillo

1. Cerro de la Campana

Angel Flores, Hermosillo, Mexico
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 284 reviews

Cerro de la Campana

Reviewed By Pankaj S - Montreal, Canada

I would rate this place as best in Hermosillo. On top, you can view beautiful sun resting in the lap of Mountains. A panoramic view of the city in 270 degrees. In the night, city lights make it more amazing.

2. Parque La Ruina

Eusebio Francisco Kino 406, Hermosillo 83010, Mexico
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Parque La Ruina

Reviewed By SusanOrlo - Hermosillo, Mexico

This place has something for everyone. There are about a dozen food trucks serving hotdogs to steak with everything in between. The lasagna at Bucatini is the best I've had in Hermosillo. They have live music on the weekends! Parking is easy and their is a great playground for children. They finally added some small dessert places as well.

3. Catedral Metropolitana de Hermosillo

Av. Centenario Nte., El Centenario, 83260, Hermosillo, Mexico
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Catedral Metropolitana de Hermosillo

Reviewed By Hilda O - Richmond, California

This church is so beautiful outside and inside. It demands your full attention and prayer. The cuppola is awe-inpireing. So majestic.

4. Galerias Mall

Blvd. Cultura Ote. # 55 | Col. Proyecto Rio Sonora, Hermosillo 83280, Mexico +52 662 212 2158
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 121 reviews

Galerias Mall

"El buen gusto es un arte" Open every day - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Free parking lot w/ security guards. Fashion mall Theater and entertainment Restaurants and bars Electronics

Reviewed By superdoctor - Hermosillo

You can do lots of things here, go to movies, go eat at restraunts, enjoy video games, and shop. You got nothing to do but want to spend time with your family, because this place is Air Conditioned(remember Hermosillo gets 40 degrees celcius or higher). Only complaint is lack of parking spaces and small parking spaces. Enjoy!!!

5. Musas Museo De Arte De Sonora

Bulevar Vildosola y Avenida Cultura s/n, Hermosillo 83000, Mexico +52 662 254 6397
Excellent
36%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Musas Museo De Arte De Sonora

Reviewed By superdoctor - Hermosillo

First of all friendly staffs will tell you and orient you about the museum. And also they will inform you about up coming events. I love this place. Also this museum is free to enter during the weekend... No money but want some quality time to spend... Here it is!!!!

6. Plaza Bicentenario

Ignacio Comonfort | Doctor Hoeffer y Tehuantepec, Hermosillo, Mexico
Excellent
26%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Plaza Bicentenario

Reviewed By flaria - Monterrey, Mexico

It's just like any other plaza in most mexican states capital cities. It's well maintained and had lots of families walking around. But nothing that you can't see on every other city. If you are into buying local ice cones, fried snacks and watching kids making bubbles and playing with toy paper airplanes, you'll feel right at home there. It's nice enough way to spend a lazy weekend evening. If you are looking for a more cultural experience, better go to a museum.

7. Centro Ecologico de Sonora

Carretera Guaymas Km 2.5, Hermosillo 83000, Mexico +52 662 312 4027
Excellent
29%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 101 reviews

Centro Ecologico de Sonora

Reviewed By Cesar A - Hermosillo, Mexico

Went with the wife and the kid, had a very good time on the Safari, animals are very separated one of the others, maintenance seems to be completely absent, some animals even seem to suffer. The hard seats on the safari trip worth the payment and feeding "Pancho" the giraffe was a great experience for us and the kid since Pancho grabs the food when you are not offering it and surprised a bunch of kids. The rest of the safari included hyenas, turtles, lions, ostriches and a bunch of African animals right out side the cart.

8. Museo de Culturas Populares e Inda-genas de Sonora

Calle Doctor Hoefer 22 | El Centenario, Hermosillo 83260, Mexico +52 662 212 6418
Excellent
28%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Museo de Culturas Populares e Inda-genas de Sonora

Reviewed By April W - Seattle, Washington

Exhibits change regularly here- VERY interesting!! There are cards in Spanish that explain what the pictures are of. Nearby in the Bicentennial Plaza there is an amazing store (Lutisuc Association Cultural) on the second floor (across from the suspended golden angel) where you can buy beautiful handmade products from the native peoples (Mayan, Yaqui, Seri, and others). The ladies in the store speak English and explain about how the items are made and the cultures ([email protected]). That store is open 9-1 and 4-8 Mon-Fri and Sunday 4-8PM.

9. Parque Infantil Sonora

Avenida Luis Donaldo Colosio, Hermosillo 85110, Mexico +52 644 119 2814
Excellent
25%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Parque Infantil Sonora

Reviewed By Alejandro C - Hermosillo, Mexico

Remodelado y pintado hace poco, el parque infantil ofrece un sinfín de juegos para que las niñas y niños se diviertan a precios accesibles. Ciertamente debería de haber becas o reducción de precio a quienes demuestren escasos recursos económicos. La fuente de agua saltarina es muy disfrutada por las y los pequeños. recomendable para un domingo familiar.

10. Cerrito de la Virgen

Hermosillo, Mexico
Excellent
35%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 43 reviews

Cerrito de la Virgen

Reviewed By CADK - Bay Area

I have been to the Cerro de la Virgin many times. It's on the main highway to Guaymas, but 10 minutes out from Hermosillo, 20 minute roundtrip, minus how long you take to climb up stairs. I've never counted the stairs, but there are quite a few. An average person, I would say 5 minutes. It was quite warm so bring some water, but I would recommend for all age levels. I have seen people climb up on their knees as well.
But as you climb you will see flowers and plaques from people who have come to give offerings to the Virgin de Guadalupe for blessings asked for and received.
It is said a convict painted the image, that while he was in jail he prayed to the Virgin to save him from prison and if this occurred, he'd paint on a stone her image in the town of Hermosillo. So it was, and the tomb of former convict is at the foot of the painting in stone. I'm not sure how much of this is true and how much is legend, but I think someone by the name of William Jordan Enberg painted the image at the formerly known "Hill of Snakes," now known as the "Cerrito de la Virgin."

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