"Nogales, Sonora, Mexico" Top 5 Page for this destination Nogales by Stephen-KarenConn
Nogales Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 61 photos
Nogales is a typical border town, if there is such a thing, about 68 miles south of Tucson, and across the fence from Nogales, Arizona. I was privileged to take a day trip there on the last Sunday in December with Karen, her mother, and daughter - three generations of beautiful women. It's an excellent introduction to Mexico, or at least we thought it was for our daughter, Jennifer, whose only Mexican experience before was a vacation in Cancun - definitely not "typical" of Mexico.
Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico are sisters, each with her own distinct personality, language and culture, although they share a common history. On the Mexican side the streets were full of Americans and Canadians, who come over the border just to experience Mexico, or to do a little shopping. At the same time, in Nogales, Arizona, you will see plenty of Mexican day-trippers, experiencing the U.S.A. by shopping at Wal-Mart or eating at Burger King.
- Pros:Just over an hour from Tucson.
- Cons:Geared for tourists from north of the border.
- In a nutshell:A typical border town - but not necessarily typical Mexican.
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