Guaymas, Mexico

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Guaymas – aka Heroico Puerto Guaymas de Zaragoza – is a port city and a municipality in the Mexican state of Sonora. It stands on a small bay on the Gulf of California, near the mouth of the Yaqui, south of state capital Hermosillo and north of Ciudad Obregon.

Guaymas is the second-largest port on Mexico’s Pacific Coast after Manzanillo. In a tradition dating back to 1888, one of Mexico’s liveliest carnivals takes place on the waterfront every spring.