Posts Tagged: mine

El Mármol Onyx Quarry

The Baja peninsula is home to many quirky spots and small pockets of history and natural wonder. One of these is the abandoned El Mármol Quarry, located in the Central Desert. While El Mármol literally translates to the marble, it was actually white onyx that was mined here and used all over the world. The… Read more »

The Renaissance of El Triunfo

El Triunfo Street Baja

By Jennifer Kramer There’s a change afoot in the small colonial town of El Triunfo in Baja Sur. The mining ghost town that time once seemed to have forgotten is now abuzz with hundreds of tourists each weekend. The old colonial buildings are being restored, chic cafes and restaurants are busy with visitors, and new… Read more »

Santa Rosalía and Las Casitas

Santa Rosalia Baja

While the mining town of Santa Rosalía doesn’t always make the must-see list for many Baja travelers, the town has a distinct flavor unlike any other place in Baja. An old mining town built up by the French company El Boleo in the 1800s, most of the buildings in town are in the French style… Read more »