Los Barriles is a village of 1,200 people (2010) in Baja California Sur. Here in Los Barriles you will still find the old Baja: campgrounds, little fishing casitas with thatched roofs, cozy restaurants, small stores, endless white sandy beaches and fantastic sport fishing.

Los Barriles is on the shores of the Sea of Cortez between Los Cabos and La Paz.

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Los Barriles Beach

Should you explore the countryside around Los Barriles, you will find beautiful secret oases hidden in arroyos, mountain paths that lead to little ranches, secret beaches where you can snorkel or just hang out, and other small villages where the locals still live as they did in the 1960s.

Los Barriles is a place for travelers who want to be away from the big tourist destinations and enjoy the quiet and beauty of a truly natural place. Here turtles still lay their eggs by the millions on the beach, hundreds of rays and dolphins swim close to shore, sea lions play on the sandy shores and cows still freely roam the streets of downtown Los Barriles.

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If you are driving, it is on Highway Mex1.

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  • 1 Cabo Pulmo National Park (60 km S of Los Barriles). Home to the oldest of only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America, the reef is estimated to be 20,000 years old. Cabo Pulmo was established as a national park in 1995 to protect a number of species, especially the vaquita, a species of porpoise on the precipice of imminent extinction. The park is part of a   UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also a Ramsar wetland.    

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  • La Casita Restaurant Bar, Calle 20 de Noviembre corner of Barracuda. Daily 14:00-21:30 or 22:00. Sushi. Mains US$15.
  • La Terraza de Germán Restaurant & Grill, Valentin Ruiz Gonzalez 25. 17:00-22:00, closed Tu. Excellent grilled fish.

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There are a few small hotels in town. However, if you wish to experience this place as it really is, rent one of the vacation homes in the area and go exploring. The Mexican community is extremely open and welcoming to any stranger. There is also a community of expats who stay here most of the year round.

  • Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, +52 6241418655. Cabo Pulmo Marine Park has several different camping areas, bungalows, and rooms in former fishing boats on the beach. Facilities are minimal and rustic, but the views are wonderful. Restaurant open 12:00-19:00. free.

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Routes through Los Barriles
La Paz ← Jct   S  N   S  San José del CaboCabo San Lucas

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