Welcome to Vagari’s 7th winter of sailing. We have put 8,000 miles under Vagari’s keel during those cruises but this year like last year won’t be a high mileage year. We just don’t have the lust for the long cruises that we did when we started cruising but we still enjoy living on board and sailing near our homeport. Welcome aboard! We hope you enjoy our blog. Your comments, questions and suggestions are appreciated and encouraged.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

Silver was discovered near Alamos in 1698. From then until about 1905 Alamos was one of the largest silver producing areas in the world. During the 200 years of boom times some gorgeous homes were built. After the Mexican revolution of 1910 many were ransacked.

Around 1950 Alamos was “discovered” by some rich Americans and then other nationalities. Many homes have been restored. We toured three homes. The pictures are below.

Six months a year Alamos has an ideal climate. The summer months are hot and humid. To us it looked like the second boom may be over. Many homes are for sale and some shops that cater to foreigners are closed or closing. The real estate still seemed quite pricey compared to Arizona.

Alamos is about 150 miles south of San Carlos or about 500 miles from
Tucson. In some ways it is a very Mexican town with life revolving around the town square. This was our second trip to Alamos and we enjoyed this more than the first.

No comments: