Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. Los Mochis is a modern small city located in some the more fertile valleys of Sinaloa, Mexico. Just miles from the large bay and seaport of Topolobampo (where the La Paz-Topolobampo ferry lands), the city offers both first class and budget hotels, fine restaurants offering local seafood, modern facilities including internet cafes, and travel agencies for booking Copper Canyon railway tickets. Los Mochis has an international airport and modern bus station for travelers to reach the western terminal of the Chihuahua al Pacifico railroad.
A popular activity among youth in Los Mochis is the "Leyvazo", wherein people park their cars or cruise along Leyva Boulevard in downtown Los Mochis. People also gather for a drink or barbeque under "Los Alamos" which are poplar trees that line the highway to Topolobampo Bay.
Culiacan is a city in northwestern Mexico, the largest city in the state of Sinaloa as well as its capital and capital of the municipality of Culiacan. This is the hometown to soccer player Angel Ochoa and famous boxer Julio Cesar Chevez. The tourism industry in Culiacan has grown considerably in the last decade from a small number of hotels and small jet airport to a busy international fishing and hunting destination for thousands of tourists every year. Culiacan has a very active nightlife and social scene.
Attractions in Culiacan include:
Imala's hot springs, which are about a 30 minute ride from the city and close to several dams and reservoirs where you can fish large mouth bass all year round.
Altata beach located 30 minutes from Culican where there has been extensive development over the last couple of years, with the goal of becoming a great travel destination in the next decade.
The Cathedral, a 19th century church which began construction in the 1830s.
Plazuela Alvaro Obregón, which was the place for social gatherings in the 1800s.
La Lomita or Templo de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is the tallest church in Culiacán, and it has a view of the entire city.
Dancing Fountains located on a peninsula formed by the junction of the Tamazula and Humaya rivers, this fountain system dances at the rhythm of local and international music displaying a colorful lighting show at 19:00 and 20:00.
The Centro Cultural Genaro Estrada known by the locals as "Difocur" encompasses a theater, movie theater, a cafe and a group of museums specialized in local culture, is worth a visit (closed on Mondays).
Regional History Museum in the "Parque constitucion", a big art museum downtown and a number of small art galleries owned by several of the local universities.
Botanical Garden and Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa, a science museum where you can admire the fifth largest meteorite on earth.
For sports lovers, there is a big baseball stadium, a bigger football arena, and several university stadiums.
In Downtown the best preserved old street is the "calle Rosales", between rosales square and the cathedral.