In the heart of the Trinidad Sierra, on the road between the East Cape and Los Cabos, there are several charming villages and hamlets whose inhabitants are artisan-farmers who devote themselves to handcraft production and fruit farming.

  • Santiago de los Coras
  • San Bartolo
  • Miraflores

Santiago de los Coras

Santiago de los Coras is a small town in Baja California Sur on Federal Highway #1 some 35 miles (56km) north of San Jose del Cabo. Almost exactly on the Tropic of Cancer.
An attractive place to visit is the town zoo (the only one in BCS) and the museum containing enormous fossils.

Zoológico Santiago de los Coras
Santiago de Los Coras Zoo

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San Bartolo

There is nothing better than a visit to San Bartolo to enjoy traditional guava, pitahaya and mango sweets, turnovers and fruit preserves.

San Bartolo
Traditional Sweets from San Bartolo

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For shopping, make a stop at Miraflores, where you will find reasonably-priced, hand-made leather items.

Every July, the town holds the annual “Pitahaya” fair which draws regional craftspeople.

Feria de la Pitahaya
Reina de la Pitahaya

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Author: M. A. Gallardo