Ecology, nature & history of the hidden towns of Southern Baja!
Hideaway Villages is a cultural tour that brings you closer to the people and towns of Los Cabos. You'll get to know the way of living and the customs of the real natives of the area.
On this tour we'll visit different villages located near San Jose del Cabo and at the East Cape area including: Miraflores, Santiago, Buena Vista, and Los Barriles.
Miraflores used to be the largest saddlery in Baja California Sur, but due to the growth of the tourist industry and the decline in the consumption of these products, the activity ended up being much less important. After we visit the saddlers in town, we will visit the rustic furniture makers; great activity with a very amazing concept as each wooden furniture is distinguished by being unique and different from others, because they are designed and manufactured in based on the shape of the tree, and in which only fallen trees of the surroundings are used. Here at Miraflores, we'll also visit the House of Culture, where you will see different traditional costumes that its people have used over time.
Santiago is an agricultural village with stunning views of vegetation, and it’s home of the only existing zoo of the two Bajas. Contrary of what you might think, the zoo is small in size and number of animal species. After visiting the zoo, we'll visit the Mission of the town.
Once we arrive to Buena Vista, we'll visit the town hotel, where you'll discover the amazing hot springs that flow below the building and into the beach. According to some historical background, they were discovered accidentally when dug wells for water, which was scarce in this area. The thermal water is so hot that the hotel uses cooling systems to lower its temperature. Also, the pumping system has some internal parts made of gold, in order to withstand the temperature and corrosive minerals contained in the water.
Also right there at Buena Vista, we'll visit the old militar hacienda of General Olachea and once again in our van, we'll climb el Cerro de la Bandera (Flag Hill), to enjoy one of the most impressive panoramic views in the East Cape area. A good place to take a beautiful picture with your family or friends.
At our last stop at Los Barriles, we'll visit the resorts and the town and we'll also enjoy a delicious meal at a good local restaurant before returning back to Los Cabos.
Duration: 6 hrs. approx.
Departure Times: 9:00 AM.
Departure Days: Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday.
Pick-up Times: Cabo San Lucas: 8:15 AM - Tourist Corridor: 8:30 AM - San Jose del Cabo: 8:45 AM.