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San Miguel Arcangel Temple

The town of Bacoachi was founded in 1649 by Captain Simon Lazo de la Vega. The name comes from the Opata language and means "place surrounded by water".

The area surrounding Bacoachi is framed by the Sierra Madre Occidental, making the area ideal for ecotourism and hunting. Nearby is the Cerro Colorado Ranch, which hosted President Reagan and many other celebrities and dignitaries.

The San Miguel Arcangel Temple was founded in 1670 and was totally remodeled in the early 1900s.

The principal economic activity in the area is agriculture including large cattle ranching, with a total of over 185,000 acres in pasture.  Other activities include mining and small commercial business.

Cerro Colorado Ranch Sierra Madre Occidental Cerro Colorado Ranch House Veranda

Local Guides in Bacoachi:

Patricia Alejandra Laborin Valenzuela, Ph: 645-334-5087

Lodging in Bacoachi:

Hotel de Carmen, Ph: 645-334-5064
Posada San Carlos, Ph: 645-334-5028
Hotel Miranda, Ph: 645-334-5034

Restaurants in Bacoachi:

Posada San Carlos
Cafe Irma
Cafe Yesi

Bank/ATM: No

Pemex Station: Yes

Health Care:  Cruz Roja (Red Cross)

Municipal President (Mayor): Frame Antonio Ortiz Felix

Population: 2,200





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