San Luis Rio Colorado Mexico

San Luis Río Colorado is a city and surrounding municipality of approximately 139,000 inhabitants, located at the northwestern tip of Sonora, Mexico. Due to its terrific location along the gentle waters of the Sea of Cortez, neighboring the desert sands of Baja California, and at the borders of California and Arizona, San Luis Rio Colorado has for years been a favored border-crossing and reasonably priced tourist destination, as well as a launching point for travelers headed south into the rest of Mexico.

The city is a natural gateway to numerous tourist attractions for adventure sport enthusiasts, including dune-buggy and dirt bike excursions among the nearby desert sand dunes and water sport activities in the Sea of Cortez, such as jet skiing, water skiing, deep sea fishing, and snorkeling. Or for those sun-loving beachcombers, there are miles of white sand beaches to explore or just relax upon, soaking up the warm, tropical sun, watching a beautiful sunset, or a dazzling sunrise. San Luis Rio Colorado is also a great place from which to launch a trip to Puerto Penasco’s white-sand beaches.

Because of its close proximity to the United States, San Luis Rio Colorado offers visitors a nice blend of Mexican and American amenities, restaurants, and hotels, among other services. But only in Mexico will you hear the great sounds of local mariachi bands while strolling the streets of San Luis Rio Colorado, browsing the open-air shopping markets, looking for handcrafted treasures made by the local people, noshing on traditional Mexican food that you purchased from a street vendor.

In San Luis Rio Colorado you will experience dazzling clear blue skies and a landscape rich with enticing beaches, palm trees, green lawns, and beautiful gardens. In San Luis Rio Colorado you will feel like you’ve found the literal oasis in the desert, a place to refresh, relax, and enjoy!

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