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Interesting sights to see in Caborca
casa de la cultura mural

Mural painted by artist Nereo Galileo de la Peña Garcia in Caborca’s Casa de la Cultura

Things to Do in Caborca

Caborca is a thriving desert city with a variety of options for exploring its, history, culture and cuisine, and for having some fun as well.

Here are some ideas for things to see and do while you are in Caborca.

Visit Pueblo Viejo

The temple of La Purísima Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Caborca and its adjoining botanical garden in the Pueblo Viejo area are great places for taking pictures

See the Petroglyphs at Rancho Puerto Blanco

This tourist ranch, located just west of Caborca, has more than 6,000 petroglyphs, the greatest concentration of these ancient rock-art carvings in Latin America

Virgin Hill (Cerro de Nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe)

Just down the road from Rancho Puerto Blanco, this shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe is the location of a large festival every 12th of December.

Visit the Beach at El Desemboque and Puerto Lobos

These beachside communities are in the municipio (county) of Caborca, and are just a short 45-minute drive from the city.

See the Casa de la Cultura

This municipal cultural center features murals painted by the late Caborca artist Nereo Galileo de la Peña Garcia. The Casa de la Cultura hosts a number of art exhibitions and other cultural events during the year, and has workshops for local artists in residence

Visit the Casa de Artesanías

In addition to being the primary source for Caborca souvenirs, the Casa de Artesanías exhibits and sells art and crafts made by 20 artisans from local ethnic groups, including the Tohono O’odham, Comcac and Mayo, and migrant ethnic groups such as the Wirarika, Huichol and Triqui.

Visit Pitiquito, Sonora

This charming town is located along highway 2, about five miles east of Caborca. Sites to visit include the Pieles Pitic leather factory, and the mission church.

Enjoy the Local Sonoran Cuisine

Caborca has a large number of restaurants and eateries that offer a wide variety of local and regional cuisine options.

Relax in the Plaza

The best-known plaza in Caborca is the Plaza de las Armas, also known as the Plaza 6 de Abril, located across the street from the Iglesia (church) de La Candelaria. It’s a nice place to relax, enjoy a beverage and greet some of the friendly people of Caborca

Exercise at a Public Sports Complex

There are two public sports complexes, known as “Unidad Deportivas,” where you can walk, run, or use the outdoor exercise equipment to work out.

Hike or Mountain Bike the Cerro Prieto

The “dark hill” is located in southwestern Caborca, and in addition to hiking and mountain biking, you can just park nearby to check out the ancient rock-art petroglyphs.

 Map of Places to Visit in Caborca

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