The Hidden Natural Spas Of Baja

Baja California SUR is home to some of the most beautiful hidden gems such as the Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere reserve.

Located in the small community of Santiago on Mexico’s Federal Highway 1, about 45 kilometers North of San José del Cabo and almost directly above the Tropic of Cancer.  Santiago was founded in 1721 in the municipality of los Cabos under the name of Mission of Santiago de los Coras, and the original alter is preserved in the Old Mission.  Around the area you can find mango, orange and grapefruit orchards.

The close community of Sol de Mayo Ecological Ranch is located within the reserve and is an ideal location for alternative tourism activities such as walking, mountaineering, and hiking. You can also enjoy swimming and diving in the waterfalls and pools that come from the mountains that run through granite stone along the Cañón de la Zorra (Fox Canyon).  Fox Canyon is a natural, hidden place away from mass tourism.  Named for its similarity to the tail of a fox, it can be visited through the ranch.

Upon arrival to the ranch, you will be warmly greeted by owners Don Prisciliano de la Peña and his wife who will provide instructions on how to reach the waterfall.   Should you require additional assistance, their expert guide dog Vaganzza, which is a Xoloescuincle (a Pre-Hispanic and mostly hairless dog native to Mexico) can take you there for the cost of a good pet and some attention.  After hiking several meters between rock formations, the view opens to a beautiful lagoon fed by a waterfall and surrounded by palm trees.

Its crystalline water, sparkling ancient granite rock formations and endemic flora and fauna make Fox Canyon a magical place. Once you have enjoyed your experience at Fox Canyon, you can indulge in a delicious homemade lunch with local products back at the ranch.

For locals and international travelers alike, the opportunity to spend time in nature experiencing the biosphere and the fresh waters produced by the Sierra de la Laguna mountains is a great way to spend the day!

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