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Topolobampo is a port city located in the Mexican state of Sinaloa on the Gulf of California. It is situated on the eastern side of the estuary of the Fuerte River, which flows into the Gulf of California, and is approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the state capital, Culiacán. The city has a population of approximately 20,000 people and is the second-largest port in Sinaloa.

Topolobampo is an important commercial hub in the region, with a large fishing industry, as well as an important port for both cargo and passenger ships. The port has been in operation since the early 19th century, when it was used as a trading port for the Spanish colonial government.

The city has a rich history, dating back to the pre-Hispanic era when the area was inhabited by the Tehueco people. During the colonial period, Topolobampo became a thriving port city, due to its strategic location on the Gulf of California. In 1864, the port was the site of a major battle between the French and the Mexican forces during the French Intervention in Mexico.

In the late 19th century, Topolobampo was a major shipping port for the export of silver ore from the nearby silver mines. The city was also the site of the first trans-Pacific cable station in Mexico, which connected the city with San Francisco.

Today, Topolobampo is a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful beaches, historic architecture, and vibrant culture. The city is also home to a number of museums, including the Museum of Sinaloa and the Museum of the Sea. The city is also known for its excellent seafood restaurants, which serve up some of the best seafood dishes in the region.

Excursion tips for a day in Topolobampo

As a tourist in Topolobampo, Mexico, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some ideas:

1. Visit the Topolobampo Cultural Center to learn more about the local culture and history.
2. Take a boat tour of the harbor and admire the view of the city from the water.
3. Enjoy some of the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the area.
4. Shop at the local markets for souvenirs and crafts.
5. Take a stroll along the beach and relax in the sun.
6. Visit the nearby archaeological site of El Cemeterio for an interesting look into the past.
7. Explore the nearby nature reserves and take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
8. Try your hand at some of the local water sports such as kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding.
9. Visit the Topolobampo Lighthouse and admire the view from the top.
10. Take a day trip to the neighboring city of Los Mochis and explore the attractions there.

Experience Topolobampo with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Topolobampo. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Topolobampo

Topolobampo in Mexico experiences a warm climate year-round, with temperatures typically ranging from 18-30 degrees Celsius. In the winter months, temperatures can drop to as low as 10 degrees Celsius, while in the summer months they can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius. The spring and fall months are generally mild and pleasant. The area experiences an average of 13-14 hours of sunshine per day, with the rainy season occurring between June and September. Overall, Topolobampo enjoys a warm, sunny climate with mild temperatures year-round.

Cruise weather for Topolobampo

Our weather forecast for Topolobampo helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 34.0 °C
min: 27.3 °C
22.0 m/s
23.8 m/s
38.1 %
16.3 m
68.1 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 34.5 °C
min: 27.7 °C
21.6 m/s
23.8 m/s
26.3 %
18.1 m
68.0 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 34.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
24.5 m/s
28.4 m/s
29.2 %
24.1 m
68.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 33.8 °C
min: 27.7 °C
27.4 m/s
28.8 m/s
39.8 %
24.1 m
69.3 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 27.7 °C
24.5 m/s
25.9 m/s
37.9 %
24.1 m
68.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 34.4 °C
min: 27.8 °C
23.4 m/s
24.5 m/s
28.7 %
24.1 m
67.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 33.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
20.9 m/s
18.4 m/s
36.0 %
24.1 m
61.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 35.4 °C
min: 28.4 °C
24.8 m/s
25.6 m/s
84.1 %
24.1 m
52.4 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 33.6 °C
min: 28.7 °C
25.9 m/s
27.4 m/s
37.7 %
24.1 m
63.4 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 26.2 °C
28.8 m/s
27.4 m/s
72.5 %
24.1 m
72.2 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 26.8 °C
18.7 m/s
19.8 m/s
77.1 %
24.1 m
67.8 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 32.7 °C
min: 26.3 °C
19.4 m/s
18.4 m/s
85.3 %
24.1 m
68.5 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 34.7 °C
min: 27.7 °C
25.6 m/s
30.6 m/s
73.5 %
24.1 m
64.5 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Topolobampo

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Scheduled ship calls in Topolobampo, Mexico
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Feb. 22nd 2026 Sunday, 22nd of Feb. 2026 MS Zuiderdam 04:00 am 11:00 pm

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