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El Desemboque is a village of almost 300 people (2010) in Sonora south of Puerto Libertad and on the Gulf coast. It is one of the two largest settlements of the Seri tribe in the state, next to nearby Punta Chueca.


El Desemboque is very different from Puerto Penasco because there are not so many tourists. Its name comes from being at the mouth of the San Ignacio River, a stream that comes from the Sonoran Desert which is dry most of the year. Its name in the Seri language literally means "where the clams are", and on its shores there are many small clams.

El Desemboque is today a community dedicated mainly to small-scale commercial fishing and the production of artisan products, which constitute its main economic activities

Get in[edit]

There is a paved road all the way to Desemboque.

El Desemboque lies 370 kilometers northwest of Hermosillo.

Get around[edit]


  • Fishermen.


  • ride ATV on the beach.
  • play on a sandy beach.

Have fun on a sandy beach


2 grocery stores are in town


One nice restaurant and 3 smaller restaurant places



  • RV park right on the beach. US$5.
  • Hotel and restaurant Playa Dorada, +52 638-109-3064, . Check-out: noon. 14 rooms, a/c, hot water, restaurant on site, no internet, you can call US from hotel reception. other phone numbers: +52 638-107-2019 or +52 637-111-9430 US$40-56.


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