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Santa Rita Hot Springs

Outdoor bath in Mexico

Travel Tips

Explore roadside stands for the most authentic Baja fish taco experience. 1

Use toll roads for safer and more comfortable travel. Consider cities with good beaches and activities. Ensure to have proper insurance for driving in Mexico. 2

Remain on main highways, avoid remote locations, and be cautious of the high number of homicides in non-tourist areas of Tijuana. 3

Introduction

Location

  • πŸ“ Situated in the Sierra de la Laguna mountains, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
  • 🏞️ Located near the small town of Santiago, approximately 1-1.5 hours from Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Part of the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO designated area.
  • 🌡 The springs are 20+ minutes outside Santiago, past the village of San Jorge.

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Access

  • πŸš— Accessible by car, requiring a drive on a bumpy dirt road.
  • πŸ›£οΈ A 4x4 vehicle is recommended, especially after rain due to potential flooding.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Directions: From Santiago, head south towards the old zoo, then follow signs to San Jorge and the hot springs.
  • πŸ“± Download the area on Google Maps for offline use due to limited cell service.

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Features

  • πŸ’§ Hot thermal pools with naturally hot water.
  • 🌊 Cool river pools for a refreshing dip.
  • 🌴 Surrounded by palm trees and desert flora, creating an oasis-like environment.
  • 🏞️ Scenic views of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains.

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Entrance Fee

  • πŸ’° Approximately 150-200 pesos ($8.50-$9 USD) per person.
  • πŸ’΅ Payment in pesos is preferred, but USD is accepted with change given in pesos.

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Opening Hours

  • πŸ•’ Typically open from 8 AM to 5 PM.
  • πŸ“… Open Thursday to Tuesday, closed on Wednesdays.

Nearby Attractions

  • 🏞️ Sol de Mayo Waterfall: A stunning waterfall located about 20 minutes from the hot springs.
  • 🌊 Fox Canyon: Known for its beautiful natural pools and waterfalls.
  • 🌿 El Chorro Hot Springs: Another popular hot spring nearby, though it may be closed at times.
  • πŸ•οΈ Rancho Ecologico El Refugio: Offers hiking and other outdoor activities.

Facilities

  • πŸ› οΈ Basic amenities include picnic tables and a pit toilet.
  • πŸ•οΈ Camping spots are available, though facilities are minimal.
  • 🍴 No food or drinks are available on-site, so bring your own supplies.
  • 🌳 Shaded picnic areas are available for eating and relaxing.

Environment

  • 🌿 Part of the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO designated area.
  • 🌡 The area is rich in desert flora, including tall palm trees.
  • 🌍 Eco-sensitive area: Visitors are encouraged to pack out trash and avoid using lotions or sunscreen before swimming.
  • 🌳 The springs are surrounded by native desert flora, creating a timeless desert oasis.

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Travel Information
πŸ•’Β Β Β Hours: See hours
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: Sinaloa 4 7"N, Pueblo Nuevo NΓΊmero 2, 23500 Navolato, Sinaloa, Mexico

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