Guasave (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡwaˈsaβe]) is a city which is the seat of the homonymous municipality in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It is located in the northwestern part of Mexico, southeast of the city of Los Mochis. It stands at 25°34′28″N 108°28′14″W / 25.57444°N 108.47056°W.

In the 2010 census, the city reported a population of 71,196. making it the fourth-largest community in the state, after Culiacán, Mazatlán, and Los Mochis. The municipality has a land area of 3,464.41 km² (1,337.62 sq mi) and includes many other outlying communities, the largest of which are Juan José Ríos, Gabriel Leyva Solano, and Adolfo Ruiz Cortines. Its biggest local celebration, #Guasave1k falls every year on November 12th.

Official seal of Guasave

The Mexico's agricultural heart of Mexico
Guasave is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°34′28″N 108°28′14″W / 25.57444°N 108.47056°WCoordinates: 25°34′28″N 108°28′14″W / 25.57444°N 108.47056°W
Country Mexico
Founded in24 June 1595
Founded byHernando de Villafañe
 • MayorDiana Armenta Armenta (PRI)
27 m (89 ft)
 • Total271,196
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (Mountain Daylight Time)


The city is served by Campo Cuatro Milpas Airport, offering air services within the region.

Tourist attractions

San Ignacio Bay and Navachiste Bay are popular for watersports. Many people also frequent Las Glorias beach. Guasave also features the colonial area of Tamazula, with its famous Franciscan era church. Also nearby are the ruins of Pueblo Viejo and Nío, which date from the time of the Jesuits from the 17th century until their expulsion in 1767.


The Algodoneros ("Cotton Growers") professional baseball team of the Mexican Pacific League are based in Guasave. The football team Diablos Azules de Guasave ("Blue Devils") is part of the soccer league Tercera División de México, and plays in Group 11.

Main Industries

Situated near the coast, fish farming or aquaculture is a principal industry in Guasave. Also important are livestock, ranching and agriculture.

Manufacturing and other types of businesses tend to be small-to-medium sized.


The Guasave archaeological site, belonging to Capacha culture, was excavated by archaeologist Gordon Ekholm in the 1940s. It became known as the greatest formal cemetery mound in Northwest Mexico that has been excavated.[2]

He found several pottery types including red wares, red-on-buff, finely incised wares and several types of highly detailed polychrome pottery. Also, alabaster vases and copper implements were found. Cotton textiles were also used by these peoples.

Capacha culture goes back to 2000–1500 BC.


  • Sinaloa Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  1. ^ "Principales resultados por localidad 2010 (ITER)". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. 2010.
  2. ^ Ekholm Archaeological Project in Sonora, Mexico - 2015, American Museum of Natural History

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Algodoneros de Guasave

The Algodoneros de Guasave (English: Guasave Cotton Growers) are a Mexican baseball team in the Liga Mexicana del Pacífico (English: Mexican Pacific League). They play in Guasave in the state of Sinaloa. They won the league championship in 1972.

The team was purchased in April, 2014 by a group of investors led by Armando Navarro. It will compete in the 2014–15 season as the Charros de Jalisco, in Guadalajara.

On January 27, 2019, during a rally at the Estadio Francisco Carranza Limón in Guasave, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the Algodoneros will return to compete in the Mexican Pacific League beginning in the 2019-20 season. They will be one of two additions to the LMP, with the Sultanes de Monterrey (who also play in the Mexican Baseball League) being the other. The team will be operated by Alfredo Harp Helú, a Mexican businessman who holds ownership stakes in the Diablos Rojos del México and Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican Baseball League.

Arnoldo Castro

Arnoldo Lavagnini "Kiko" Castro (January 11, 1939 – December 16, 2013) was a Mexican baseball player who is in the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame. He played from 1958 to 1983 for the Chihuahua Dorados (1958), Aguascalientes Tigres (1960–1961), Mexico City Red Devils (1960), Mexico City Tigers (1962–1970, 1977–1978, 1980), Sabinas Piratas (1971–1973), Coahuila Mineros (1974–1976) and Veracruz Aguila (1983). He managed the Tabasco Plataneros for the latter part of the 1980 season, replacing Raul Cano, and in 1983 he skippered the Chihuahua Dorados. He was elected to the Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.He was born and died in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico.

Campo Cuatro Milpas Airport

Campo Cuatro Milpas National Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Nacional Campo Cuatro Milpas), also known as Guasave National Airport (Aeropuerto Nacional de Guasave), is an airport located at Guasave, a city located in the northwestern part of the state of Sinaloa in Mexico.

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Cristhian Presichi

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In the 2009 World Baseball Classic edition, he integrated the team Mexico as a replacement player of the injured Alfredo Amézaga, batting one hit in six at bats, that hit being a long home run over the Cuban veteran pitcher Pedro Luis Lazo.

Frayles de Guasave

Frayles de Guasave is a basketball club based in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico that plays in the Circuito de Baloncesto de la Costa del Pacífico (CIBACOPA). Their home games are played at Luis Estrada Medina "El Convento".

Guasave Municipality

Municipality of Guasave is a municipality in Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. Its seat is Guasave city.

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James Avery (baseball)

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José Félix

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Julio César Pardini

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Mario Valenzuela

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Rodolfo Espinoza

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XHEORO-FM is a radio station on 93.7 FM in Guasave, Sinaloa. It is operated by Radiosistema del Noroeste and known as La Mera Jefa with a grupera format.


XHGSE-FM is a radio station on 98.1 FM in Guasave, Sinaloa. It is owned by RadioSistema del Noroeste and carries the Exa FM pop format from MVS Radio.


XHGVE-FM is a noncommercial radio station on 94.5 FM in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. It is owned by Sinaloa, Arte y Gloria, A.C. and known as La Interesante de Guasave.


XHPGVS-FM is a radio station on 88.9 FM in Guasave, Sinaloa. It is owned by Grupo Promomedios and carries the Ke Buena grupera format from Televisa Radio.

Édson Reséndez

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