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A favorite selfie spot in Centro

Guasave is a mid-size city of 320,000 (2020) in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It offers limited sightseeing spots but the nearby bays and beaches of the upper Gulf of California provide abundant spots for aquatic sports and nature watching. The city is useful for a traveler because it has one of the largest bus stations in the regions with connections throughout northwest Mexico, along with hotels and restaurants.



Get in

Map of Guasave

The nearest city with commercial airline service is Los Mochis (LMM IATA).

By car


From Los Mochis, Guasave is 62 km southeast on federal highway MEX-15. The trip will take about 1 hour.

By bus


Direct buses to Guasave leave Los Mochis every few minutes throughout the day and typically cost about M$50 for the 1-hour trip. Many bus lines operate on this route. Tufesa has the most buses, but depending on the time of day, the next bus to leave might be Omnibus de Mexico, ACN, TAP or others.

Frequent buses are also available from Culiacan and Mazatlan.

  • 1 Central Camionera Guasave (Bus station), Calle Jacarandas, Colonia del Bosque. Older, dated bus station. Served by first-class buses traveling between Los Mochis and Culiacan. Also used by several second-class regional bus lines serving just about any town or ejido in Sinaloa. The place can sometimes seem chaotic.

Get around



  • 1 Museo de Guasave, Av. Francisco Madero 2014, Centro, +52 687 872 0425. Tu-Su 10:00-19:00, closed M. Regional museum in a restored colonial-era mansion. Mixed types of exhibits including archaeology, history, art, technology, all rolled into one. On-site restaurant.
  • 2 Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Church of Our Lady of the Rosary), Antonio Norzagaray s/n, Centro. Colonial era church (the oldest in Guasave), icon in the city's Barrio Antiguo (Old Quarter). The church is usually open only for Sunday masses.


Guasave's baseball stadium seats 10,500
  • 1 Kuroda Park, Calle Lázaro Cárdenas del Rio. Home field for the Algonderos professional baseball team. The team plays in the Liga Pacifica, which is the winter league in Mexico, playing from November until January.




  • 1 Mariscos los Chiveros, Av Heriberto Valdez Romero s/n, Ejidal, +52 687 872 0304. Daily 09:00 - 18:00. Huge variety of fresh seafood entrees. Large portions. Try the stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon! M$200.
  • 2 Rochin Crucero, Carr. Internacional MEX-15 SN-C, Ermita, +52 687 872 7600. Daily 07:30 - 19:30. Traditional Mexican restaurant with generous meat portions. Favorites include Carnitas, Chilorio, Tacos, and Carnitas. M$200.
  • 3 El Faro, Av 20 de Noviembre s/n, San Francisco, Eduardo Labastida, +52 687 871 5635. Tu-Su 08:00 - 18:00, closed M. Popular seafood restaurant serving fresh fish, shrimp, and shellfish. Excellent cafe de olla. Air-conditioned indoor dining room or an open outdoor patio area. M$200.
  • 4 Friducha, Paseo Adolfo López Mateos 784, +52 687 872 7200. M-Sa 08:00 - 17:00, closed Su. Comfortable upscale traditional Mexican cafe with a Frida Kahlo theme. Variety of light menu options including a wide range of both hot and cold coffee drinks.
  • 5 Tacos Charles, Gral. Álvaro Obregón y o Ciruelos 82, Centro, +52 687 871 2223. Daily 08:30 - 16:00. Popular taco place that also does takeout by the kilo Favorites include the roast potato taco and the corn tacos. M$100.




  • 1 El Sembrador, Calle Emiliano Zapata, Centro, +52 687 871 8300. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 11:00. Moderate hotel in the city center. Rooms are spacious if basic, but they have cold air conditioning. On-site parking available. On-site restaurant is usually busy. M$1250.
  • 2 Posada del Bosque, Romualdo Ruiz Payán 187, Col del Bosque, +52 687 125 2620. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Moderate hotel with small, functional rooms. On-site parking available, but limited. On-site restaurant with complimentary breakfast. Close to bus station.
  • 3 Posada San Cristobal, Acacias 145, Col del Bosque, +52 687 872 9786. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Moderate traditional hotel with rooms set around a courtyard garden. Rooms are spacious and clean. On-site parking available. M$1600.



Cell reception is good in Guasave. As of 2023, it's mostly 4G. Most hotels and restaurants have WiFi.

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