[dropcap]A[/dropcap]bout halfway up the peninsula and just across the border between the states of Baja California Sur and Baja California, lies the entrance to one of the largest and best preserved of the 176 Protected Areas in Mexico, with more than 9,650 square miles: El Valle de los Cirios.
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]alarrimo is a gateway to the unexpected. Among the hundreds of secluded beaches on the Pacific side of Southern California, Malarrimo is the quintessential deserted shore. Misty dawns break over seaweed-ridden sands that are frequented by lonely coyotes looking for clams, crustaceans and fish stranded by the surge of a wave.
The history of Isla del Carmen basically revolves around a salt deposit located at the north end of the island in an area called Bahia Salinas. The salt saga began in 1698 when the Jesuits arrived to establish the mission of Loreto. The missionaries discovered the area by accident and began stocking up on salt for themselves, as well as future Jesuit missions as they were established.
A tour of the islands and the coast of the great bay introduces us to a landscape where history and ecology come together. Discovered by Captain Francisco de Ulloa (1539-1540), one can imagine the temporary shelter he took in Bahia de Almejas, which he called Santa Catalina lagoon.
The Playitas de la Concepcion ranch has always had a strong regional presence. In every sense its contribution to local history should be remembered. The Playitas de la Concepcion is an intriguing option for visitors who love history and adventure.
Publicación estacional única en su género, creada para promocionar los atractivos naturales, cultura, historia, arte, gastronomía e infraestructura a la vanguardia de uno de los destinos más importantes de México: Baja California Sur
A unique seasonal publication celebrating the singular beauty, culture, architecture and biodiversity of one of Mexico’s most significant destinations: Baja California Sur. Spread the word about Baja California Sur to the many tourists waiting to discover what this breathtaking corner of the world has to offer.