Mazatlan's Pacific Pearl Online...Welcome!

Sinaloa de Leyva

Its narrow, cobbled streets maintain their old-time appearance, adorned by nineteenth-century mansions ...

The Spanish baptized this place as Villa de San Felipe and Santiago de Sinaloa, name that extended to the present. This was the origin of the cultural heritage of a small mountain town that coexists with the architectural past of its buildings, with its traditions that cling to endure and with a natural setting that only awaits your visit to fall in love. Sinaloa de Leyva is the starting point of Christian evangelization in northwestern Mexico, with the arrival of the first Jesuit missionaries and became the most populated region of SInaloa thanks to their efforts. Currently, the narrow, cobbled streets maintain their old appearance, adorned by several 19th century mansions, of typically Spanish architecture.

Sinaloa de Leyva is recognized in its gastronomy for its great variety of local dishes such as quelites with cheese, zucchini in colachi, the huacabaqui, pozole, menudo, barbecue, and the famous cauques of the region.

To learn more about the essence of the place, it is worth visiting the House of Culture, which houses a small museum of antiquities and pre-Hispanic pieces, mainly obsidian arrows.

Better known as Presa de Bacurato, dam located 48 kilometers from Sinaloa de Leyva, it was built in order to take advantage of the waters of the Sinaloa River to irrigate the area's crops and generate hydroelectric power. Its storage capacity amounts to 1,920 million cubic meters. It is very visited by lovers of sport fishing who can enjoy the capture in season of black bass and tilapia.

Near the dam is Bacubirito, a town that preserves the magic of the old mining fiefdoms, with constructions of the viceroyalty still standing. The small town has an ideal spa to relieve stress and enjoy a relaxing therapy.

The ixtle and the palm are frequently used to make baskets and colorful fans, the textile crafts of the municipality use cotton and wool to make different garments.


Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns) Sinaloa de Leyva, Sinaloa, MexicoBecause of its tourist vocation, which captivates visitors and locals with culture, art, colonial architecture, cuisine and nature, but above all for its warmth, five towns in Sinaloa received the distinctive Pueblo Señorial. These recognitions will allow these peoples to be promoted in the state and national tourism agenda, as well as to facilitate access to programs and actions that will improve the infrastructure and services of these picturesque communities.

Gallery


Video of Sinaloa de Leyva, Sinaloa. Pueblo Señorial




Location

2010-12

Location Map of Sinaloa de Leyva



Distance

From Mazatlán, Sinaloa to Sinaloa de Leyva, Sinaloa



Road

From Mazatlán, Sinaloa to Sinaloa de Leyva, Sinaloa