Two words sum up the experience of San Quintin, Baja California: nature and gastronomy. Otherworldly landscapes and unforgettable flavors They await you in this little town by the sea. You want to know what to do in San Quintin? Find out!
Tourist attractions of San Quintin
The best place to soak up the history and geography of San Quintín is the Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Museum. Named in honor of the European explorer who arrived in this area in the 16th century, this enclosure explains the formation of the Bay of San Quintín during the Pleistocene and exhibits some fossils found in the area, including the femur of a mammoth Y the tooth of the prehistoric shark known as a megalodon.
Also there you will see weapons and utensils of the ñapikas and kiliwas, the natives who inhabited the area prior to the arrival of the Spanish. Finally, you will be able to see reconstructions of the missions of Our Lady of the Rosaryfounded by the Dominicans in 1773, and Santo Domingo de la Fronterabuilt in 1775.
On the other hand, the Community Museum of El Rosario It will take you on a journey back in time to life in San Quintín in the 19th and 20th centuries. Located inside what was the first school in the area, the museum exhibits all kinds of antiques such as furniture, civil attire, priestly clothing and work utensils. There are also photographs and documents of the pioneers who founded the town.
If you are looking for a natural experience, the wolf is the place for you. In this colorful natural crater you can see seals and sea lionss nursing their young, playing and swimming. We recommend hiring a tour to go, since access is complicated and you have to get there in an off-road vehicle.
Activities in San Quintin
The San Quintín area is dotted with dormant volcanoes that create spectacular landscapes. Touring the different volcanoes is an unmissable activity in this destination. There are twelve in total, some of them are the Kenton, Riveroll, Mount Ash, South West Y San Martin. Of the latter you can have a great view from the Viewpoint to San Martin Island.
if you like to do kayak, there are two great options to do it here. One is San Quintin Bay, facing the volcanic landscapes of the region. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to paddle alongside dolphins, gray whales and sea lions. the other is in wetlandswhere a tour of lakes, rivers, streams, swamps and mangroves. This area is temporary home to a multitude of migratory shorebirdsmaybe you get to see some!
When you feel like a walk on the beach, Camalu awaits you with his unforgettable landscapes of mountains and deserteither. Let yourself be enveloped by the silence of this area and enjoy a moment of total peace.
Do you surf? The waves in the Santa María, El Playón and San Martín Island beaches They are perfect for surfing for hours. We recommend you ask the fishermen to take you to the best areas since they know the secret corners.
The Treasures of San Quentin
Visit to the Lobera in San Quintín
Festivities in San Quintin
The best known and expected celebration of San Quintín is the Beer Fest, which takes place every year in July. It is a gastronomic and beer show that includes music and art events. The best of the craft brewing industry comes together in one place.
He is not far behind oyster fest, which is celebrated in September. You will be able to taste more varieties and preparations of oysters than you can imagine, accompanied by the best wine and beer in the region.
In June there is also the San Quintin Paella Contest, in which chefs from all over the peninsula compete to prepare the best paella with mussels from Bahía Falsa. with the vineyards of Becerra Winery as a venue, it is an event you will not forget.
And if you think that everything is eating and drinking in San Quintín, you should know that in October the Volcanic Challengea race between rocky trails and beaches with four categories, 3, 6, 15 and 25 kilometers. Of course, at the end of the race, everyone gets together to enjoy a delicious broth seven seas prepared with oysters, clams and fresh seafood from the region.
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Where to eat in San Quintin
Gastronomy is one of the main attractions of this peaceful town in the center of Baja California and therefore the options are many.
The Old Mill It is one of the most emblematic restaurants. It is housed in an old flour factory from the 19th century. In addition to trying delicacies such as crab claws with paprika or the marlin stuffed mushroomsyou can also visit a small but interesting museum.
If you want to taste the local specialty, oysters, nothing like Nautilus oyster fish. Imagine tasting the fresh oysters that have just been picked, the best in Baja California, straight from the oyster!
In the Camalú area there is a place that serves one of Baja’s best-known dishes: Lobster. The name is The Pirate’s Cave and is among the best restaurants in San Quintín.
But if you want to eat like the locals, we suggest you take a walk around The Park, Fish Taco Marshall either Seafood The Russianthree stalls serving fish tacos and other seafood delicacies.
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Hotels in San Quintin
There are lodging alternatives for all budgets and preferences. For example, him Old Mill Hotel It is for adventurers. They have kayaks, space for motorcycles and ATVs. Their packages include dinner and breakfast at very affordable prices.
The Hotel Maria Celeste It is a classic that has extensive facilities and services such as a spa, nursery and Wi-Fi. Located in the heart of San Quintín, it is ideal for moving to the different attractions in the area.
The Hotel La Villa de San Quintin It has the classic style of American hotels, with air-conditioned rooms equipped with a kitchenette.
Hotel Villa de San Quintin
HOTEL MARIA CELESTE
Old Mill Hotel
How to get to San Quintin
By car from Ensenadayou just have to take the transpeninsular highway heading south until you reach San Quintín, you should travel between three and four hours.
Buses also leave from Tijuana and Cove.