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Banamichi [2] is one of several small pueblos on the Rio Sonora in Mexico, founded in 1639.


The original Opata name, Banamitzi, means, where the river turns. The town of approximately 1500 residence is supported mostly by agriculture, cattle ranching, farming. Wonderfully sweet onions called cebolla verde are grown in the fields close to town as are chili verde (green hot chilies) a staple of the local diet here. The beef raised on the ranches in this area is well known for its special flavor and ranchers sell their calves to the US through a Sonoran/American trade agreement.

The pueblo has several schools including elementary, (primary), high school, (secondaria), and ceycetes (technical high school for college bound).

Many business provide goods and services to the local population.

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From Bisbee, Arizona the drive is just 2 1/2 hours through the beautiful Sonoran desert. From Tucson, Arizona, Banamichi is just 4 1/2 hours through Nogales.

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There are several great restaurants in town including Tacos de Martin serving carne asada tacos. Pollos Nito offers a variety of traditional Mexican food including sandwiches of pork and chicken. The Posada serves traditional Sonoran cuisine located on the town plaza.

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  • Hotel Los Arcos de Sonora, Obregon 38, 303-838-6505, [1]. checkin: 3 p.m.; checkout: 12 p.m.. Ten individually decorated rooms all facing an intimate interior courtyard filled with lush gardens and fountains. All rooms have air conditioning/heat, private baths, ceiling fans and pillow top queen beds. Free Wi-Fi, private off street parking, dining room, gift shop, wood burning fireplace, second floor terraza. $70-$99.  edit


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