Heroica Nogales is a lively border town where you can shop for colourful souvenirs, sip margaritas and enjoy delicious Mexican food. The town is set on the Arizona border and is an excellent base for transitioning between Mexico and the United States.
Things to do
The streets of Heroica Nogales are lined with shops selling brightly-coloured ceramics, woven rugs and hand-blown glass homewares. Many shops are within walking distance of the border checkpoint, making it easy to leave your car in the United States and explore Heroica Nogales on foot.
Feeling hungry? Restaurants in Heroica Nogales serve classic Mexican dishes such as fried “chilaquiles” corn tortillas and zesty “pozole” stew topped with shredded lettuce, avocado and a squeeze of lime.
You’ll also see Sonoran specialties like slow cook braised beef burritos, “cahuamanta” seafood soup and ”gordita” pasties stuffed with cheese and meat. Wash down your meal with a shot of tequila or a refreshing margarita.
Heroica Nogales is compact and easy to get around on foot while taxis are a fast and comfortable way to get from A to B. Parking is available throughout the town, and you can park on the Arizona side of the border and walk through the border checkpoint. General Ignacio Pesqueira García International Airport in Hermosillo is a 3.5-hour drive south.