The Puerto de Topolobampo lies on Mexico’s western shores on the Gulf of California in the State of Sinaloa. About 211 kilometers northwest of the Puerto de Mazatlán, the Puerto de Topolobampo is a busy ferry port for passengers moving to and from La Paz in Baja California Sur. It is also at the southern end of an international trade corridor that begins in the Midland-Odessa, Texas, region. It is the fourth-biggest town making up the Ahome municipality and had a population of about six thousand people in 2005.
The Puerto de Topolobampo is one of the youngest in the State of Sinaloa. It was established in 1991 to boost commercial development of México’s northwest region. The Puerto de Topolobampo was home to a utopian colony that lasted over a hundred years (from 1894 to 1994) and influenced urban planning concepts.