Los Barriles is on the shores of the Sea of Cortez between Los Cabos and La Paz.
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. 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.
If you are driving, it is on Highway Mex1.
- Hermans Place, Calle 20 de Noviembre (Follow main paved road through Los Barriles restaurant is located to your right).
- Otra Vez, Calle 20 de Noviembre (Follow main paved road through Los Barriles restaurant is located to your left).
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. Cabo Pulmo Marine Park has several different camping areas. Some are free, others cost ~$10 per day. Facilities are minimal and rustic, but the views are wonderful. free.
|Routes through Los Barriles|
|La Paz ← Jct S ←||N S||→ San José del Cabo → Cabo San Lucas|