Passport Card is required for all U.S. Citizens to cross
into Mexico. Visas can be obtained in Naco, Agua Prieta, and
south of Nogales.
Car permits are available in Cananea and Agua Prieta. If you
cross at Nogales, a car permit is not required.
The Romantic La Posada del Rio
Sonora is located on the historic plaza of Banamichi
in the high Sonora desert in north central old Mexico.
Surrounded by majestic desert
mountain ridges, Banamichi is a community that time forgot.
The locals say that Banamichi has forgotten time. Everything
in Banamichi is slow and peaceful.
There is no crime, begging or
tourism (not one t-shirt shop). The streets are clean, the
church bells still ring, a large variety of bird species sing
in the plaza, and laughter can be heard throughout the
The 1400 residents of Banamichi
welcome the small number of foreigners that come to La
Posada del Rio Sonora.
The restoration of La Posada del Rio
Sonora began in 2001 and was completed in 2006. The original
building is more than 200 years old and is directly located
on the central plaza.
The Hotel was built for the
socially and environmentally conscious guest using local
materials and built by local tradesmen. La Posada del Rio
Sonora greatly contributes to the local economy and donates
a percentage of its time and profits to community-based non