Explore The northwest and Copper Canyon
The main first-class bus station, serving Elite, Futura and Transportes Chihuahuenses, is at Castro and Constitución, south of the centre, while TAP has its own plush terminal just south of here. Estrella del Pacifico, Norte de Sonora and Transportes del Pacifico have terminals on Morelos between Zaragoza and Leyva, while first-class Tufesa is at Zapata between Juárez and Morelos. Second-class Norte de Sinaloa is at Zaragoza and Ordonez. All of these stations are within walking distance of most downtown hotels and restaurants. Taxis will charge M$50 from most bus stations for trips around the centre.
The Federal del Valle del Fuerte International Airport is southwest of town off the Topolobampo highway at km 12.5. Taxis should be around M$175, but fix the price first. The La Paz ferry, meanwhile, arrives at TOPOLOBAMPO itself, 24km south. Local buses ply back and forth, terminating at Cuauhtémoc in Los Mochis, between Zaragoza and Prieta (M$15), or you can take a taxi (no more than M$200). The train station is 3km southeast of the centre; although there are frequent buses (M$5) during the day, you can’t rely on them to meet the late-evening arrival of trains from Chihuahua. While you should be charged around M$70 for a taxi ride from the station into town, you might have a struggle to get this price.
Despite the number of visitors who come through Los Mochis on the way to the Copper Canyon, there are few concessions to tourism, and the tourist office (Mon–Fri 9am–4pm; t 668/812-1336, w www.vivesinaloa.com) is inconveniently located at Edificio San Isidro, Zaragoza 444, a long walk north of Obregón.Read More