A tour through Topolobampo Sinaloa

It houses unmatched beauty and natural abundance; It is the home of the most endearing dolphin of the Sea of ​​Cortez

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Los Mochis, Sinaloa .- Praised sunsets, boats that cross the Sea of ​​Cortez and the lifestyle of its inhabitants, mostly fishermen, who beat the sun every morning to go out in search of the sea are contemplated from the Topolobampo seawall. Treasures of the generous sea.

Tourism service providers enthusiastically await the arrival of visitors to offer their traditional boat tours.

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“We invite you to enjoy Ohuira Bay, Topolobampo Bay, dolphin farm, sanctuary of sunken ships, Bird Island, Las Hamacas Beach, Las Copas Beach, Santa María Beach, Cerro Partido , the Topolobampo Lighthouse and the cove where a friendly dolphin called El Pechocho lives, ”said José Luis Jiménez Rojo, president of the Cerro Partido Tourist Services Cooperative, known in the port as Captain Chorrín.

José Luis Jiménez Rojo, president of the Cerro Partido Tourist Services Cooperative.

Traditional walks

Onboard a boat you can see the vibrant infrastructure of the seawall, the Integral Port Administration (API), the Port Captaincy and the Naval Sector of Topolobampo. 

Once you enter the bay, you can see impressive merchant ships and freighters ready to sail with corn, fertilizers and iron ore to different corners of the world.

“Here are the commercial docks that the API manages, in these warehouses and ships all the corn produced by Sinaloa, Sonora and Chihuahua is collected, embossed and sent to Asia and the Middle East.”

El Pechocho

And the most requested walk by locals and visitors continues to be the home of the most endearing dolphin of Topolobampo: El Pechocho , which lives in the low waters of the estuaries of El Bichi cove, a region where mangroves abound.

“We are in the cove of El Bichi or the horseshoe of the Cerro Partido, where the famous Pechocho lives, abbreviated by the children, because the adults called him Precious, but the children could not pronounce it and began to say Pechocho.”

El Pechocho was orphaned and grew up in complete solitude where his mother’s remains rest.

According to the inhabitants themselves, the Pechocho was orphaned and grew up in complete solitude; He has been living in his mother’s remains for more than 30 years.

“The mother entered the bay, the cove of El Bichi and gave birth while it was impacting Hurricane Ismael; the mother died and her remains stayed in this place. It is said that where dolphin’s loved ones die, they must also die. “

The Chest can leave the cove, but he does not do it because his mother’s remains are there, he will remain here until he dies. ”

The tourism service providers ask for respect for the friendly dolphin that has won the affection of the people for their moving history and resistance to swimming in other waters, in other seas, in another home.

The Chest. He likes to have his belly, spine and head scratched; He turns to show that he enjoys the caresses of visitors

“He is 30 years old, the duration of the dolphins is 45 to 50 years, we have few years left to enjoy the famous Pechocho. I ask all who come to visit him to do so with care and respect, to give him his space and time for him to approach and let himself be touched. Do not follow it with boats or jet skis, they can hurt you, hit you and even kill you. Have consideration because with all you let yourself be loved in its moment ”.

The tour through the natural sanctuaries offers fascinating sightings of birds and dolphins. 

El Pechocho enjoys the arrival of visitors. Photo: Pilar Artola

Faithful port guard

And on the top of the Cerro Partido as a faithful guardian of the port is an elegant lighthouse watching the sea, watching and guiding the navigators.

Party Hill. At the top as a faithful guardian of the port is an elegant lighthouse, watching the sea, watching and guiding the navigators.

At the entrance to Las Hamacas Beach is the sanctuary of the sunken ships, steel giants shot down by the fury of hurricanes turned into fish farms and poultry keepers.

On this beach we had the privilege that the movie La Flor de Mayo was recorded in 1959 with María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz and Jack Palance ”. 

Las Hamacas beach. It is located on the hill El Pinto. There the film La Flor de Mayo was filmed in 1959, with María Félix. 

In the bay of Ohuira, framed by the imposing Sierra de Navachiste, the black turtle is raised and is the favorite place to catch the shrimp. From inside you can see the Lázaro Cárdenas and Paredones fishing fields in the distance.

Topolobampo Bay is the only one that has five islands in inland waters: Los Pájaros Island, Bledos Island, Bleditos Island, Tunosa Island and Mazocahui Island. ”

Topolobampo offers wonderful landscapes.

Bird watching

Throughout the year, Isla de Pájaros is home to a wide variety of regional and migratory bird species. In it inhabit the red-necked buzzard, the blue-footed booby duck, the pink spatula, white spatula, frigate, gannet, osprey, gray, Canadian and white-necked pelican.

Island of birds It houses a wide variety of regional and migratory birds.

Landscapes full of life and the free flight of birds furrowing the sky are some of the charms offered by traditional walks in the port of Topolobampo.

“We invite you to be encouraged to visit the port and its natural sanctuaries, it is worth the walk, you can appreciate lovely landscapes, there is no swell, the boats are very safe; we have life jackets, bathroom service, music and above all a good captain, ”said Jaime Carrazco, boat captain.

Jaime Carrazco, boat captain

And when you step on land back on the boardwalk, your own and strangers can taste delicious fresh seafood, flavors of the generous sea for the palate that make Topolobampo an exquisite gastronomic destination. 

Corner where the most praised sunsets are contemplated

Not more than 20 kilometers from Los Mochis is the port of Topolobampo, a splendid bay formed by coves, islands, beaches and estuaries that houses unmatched beauty and natural abundance. 

Its crystalline waters beaches framed by immense dunes make it one of the main tourist attractions of northwestern Mexico.

Topolobampo gives magical sunsets
Dolphins One of the main attractions in Topolobampo Bay is the dolphin farm.
Load. From a boat you see imposing merchant ships and freighters ready to sail with corn, fertilizers and iron ore to different corners of the world.
Ensenada El Bichi. It is home to the most endearing dolphin of Topolobampo, a region where mangroves abound.
Las Copas Beach. It is one of the busiest to camp on Easter.
Migratory bird. The blue-footed booby duck poses elegantly in the sanctuary of the sunken ships.

Source: el debate, canal once

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