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Culiacan, Mexico

Culiacán is located in the central region of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Located on the banks of three rivers, this destination is known as the Garden City of Mexico, as it has natural attractions that make it unique

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Typical food

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Aguachile,Culiacan, Mexico

Aguachile Spicy dish made with shrimp, vegetables, and onions.

Ceviche de camarón,Culiacan, Mexico

Ceviche de camarón

Dish of fresh shrimp cooked in lemon juice.

Chilorio,Culiacan, Mexico


Dish made of pork cooked with chilies and garlic.

Coricos,Culiacan, Mexico


Corn cookie sprinkled with sugar and sometimes cinnamon.

Tepache,Culiacan, Mexico


Beverage with low alcohol content made from fermented fruits, mainly pineapple.

Typical food of Culiacan, Mexico

The modest cuisine of Culiacan stands out because of the use of fresh seafood and spicy sauces, along with the popular machaca and chilorio

Culiacán is characterized by its fresh cuisine, or as many locals say, somewhat carefree, with dishes based on seafood, which are a real delicacy. Undoubtedly, the most famous dish of the area is aguachile, made with shrimp, water, chili, and a mix of fresh ingredients, such as cucumber, onion, and coriander, which give a unique flavor to it, making it ideal for the warm local weather. Other delicious dishes include scallops, breaded fish, shrimp with garlic, shrimp ceviche, stuffed shrimp, and pescado zarandeado (seasoned, grilled fish).

Other popular dishes include machaca (sun-dried beef) and chilorio, shredded pork meat seasoned with pasilla chili, garlic, cumin, oregano, and salt. Also, you can try the traditional cheeses served with chorizo, chilorio, cuichi cheese (shrimp and peppers), natural cheese, and with machaca. Don't miss cabrito tatemado (roasted goat kid), molcajetes with beef, chicken, and shrimp; and tacos de carreta, tacos stuffed with pastor-style pork, carne asada, pork head, or shrimp, which are delicious.

To enjoy these dishes you can take the refreshing coconut water, a glass of white atole, horchata agua fresca, or the traditional tepache, which is a drink made of fermented pineapple peel. And to sweeten your palate, try the traditional coricos or tacuarines, delicious donut-shaped corn cookies. Pan de mujer, bread stuffed with brown sugar; and dried fruits, are other desserts that you cannot miss.

La Rita de Bacurimi is one of the tourist attractions of the city, since the restaurants offering the most traditional dishes of the region are located there.


Useful Tips

  • -In any season, we recommend using broad-spectrum sunscreen

    -The climate is always hot in Culiacán, especially in summer. Do not forget to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated

    -We recommend wearing clothes made from natural fibers such as cotton or linen

The weather in Culiacan, Mexico

The climate of Culiacán is hot and humid in summer, while the temperature is pleasant in winter, with little rain. The annual average temperature is 25 °C (77 °F)

What to bring by season

Rainy season: July, August, and September are the rainiest months in Culiacán. During the day, temperatures reach 35 °C (95 °F) or more, and due to the high humidity, the apparent temperature can easily reach 40 °C (104 °F). Nights are a little cooler, recording about 24 °C (75 °F) and some humidity. We recommend bringing a cap or a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and your swimsuit. Try to wear cotton clothes to stay fresh during the day, and remember to include an umbrella or a rain jacket in your luggage.

Dry season: rains and humidity are minimal from October to June. Daytime temperatures do not change much from the rest of the year, being December and January the coolest months, with highs of 28 °C (82 °F). Nights are much colder, with the temperature dropping to 11 °C (52 °F). We recommend packing a sweater.


About Culiacan, Mexico

The city of Culiacán has gained fame in recent years, becoming host of national and international exhibitions and conventions thanks to its wide variety of spaces for events, first-class hotels, interesting museums, great architecture, and the possibility of being close to nature with its outdoor sites for entertainment, knowledge, and recreation.

The historic center of Culiacán stands houses the Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel, formerly known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the oldest in the city, built in 1842, featuring Neoclassical-style architecture with pink quarry inlaid. Rosales Square is surrounded by buildings such as the Autonomous University of Sinaloa and the House of Culture. Also, Garmendia Market, painted all in white, is a piece worthy of admiration that makes locals feel very proud.

The city also has museums of great prestige. The Sinaloa Art Museum has on display pieces by Gerardo Murillo "Dr. Atl", Jose Luis Cuevas, Lilia Carrillo, Francisco Toledo, Rufino Tamayo, and Pedro Coronel, among other artists. The Sinaloa Science Center is an interactive museum that develops its own research, ranging from biotechnology to robotics. The Constitución Civic Center has extraordinary examples in its collection, including the famous Balubirito Meteorite found in 1871.

If you are visiting Culiacán, you should go to the Culiacán Botanical Garden, it is unique in Mexico and it has a variety of ornamental plants and leafy trees, including the outstanding giant palm trees from India and Africa. The Chino Billetero House Museum has a large collection of archaeological pieces. The Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus once served as a trench for Colonel Madero during the Mexican Revolution. The Temple of Our Lady of Guadalupe "La Lomita" offers the best panoramic views of the city. Las Riberas Park is the ecological, recreational, and natural axis of the city, located on the banks of Humaya River, which has become the main recreational and leisure place for locals. Park 87 is a site with an artificial lake, sports fields, swimming pools, and rides; another attraction you should visit.

Undoubtedly, one of the main attractions of the city are its natural resources, where you can practice various ecotourism activities for leisure and fun. Some of these places are the Ensenada del Pabellón wetlands, Quevedo Bay, Lucenillas Peninsula, Punta San Miguel, and the Villa Juárez crocodile farm. Culiacán has beaches, such as Las Playas de Ponce, Las Arenitas, Cóspita, El Conchal, and La Puntilla, which remain mostly untouched. Its shores are ideal for watching birds, and even dolphins and whales.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).