Places to see in Baja California Sur | El Vizcaino Biosphere

El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve

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This vast desert of Baja California Sur is home to the Reserva de la Biósfera El Vizcaíno, Latin America’s largest protected area with an extension of 15 534 miles² (25,000 km²) which stretches from the Vizcaíno Peninsula on the Pacific across to the Sea of Cortez. At the center of this nature reserve, the Sierra de San Francisco is a Unesco World Heritage Site, awarded for the spectacular pre-hispanic rock paintings in some of its caves. San Ignacio is a small town in Baja California Sur but a good starting point for trips to the sierra and here you can also see Baja’s 18th century Dominican mission church.

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