Santa Teresa Cave - Cave at Cuesta del Palmarito

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Location: 3 km northweswt of Cataviña at the Highway 1. Stop along road after the dry riverbed and turn right.
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyTalus cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:  
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Two km north of Cataviña on the Trans Peninsular Highway at km 170 there is an easily accessible cave with cave paintings.

Still in Baja California, there are many caves with paintings around the San Ignacio area. They appear as human and animal designs left by Baja's original inhabitants. Oscar Fischer, the owner of the Motel La Posada arranges excursions into the sierra. He charges about US $10.00 per person for a trek by mule over rough desert trails to the Santa Teresa Cave.

A jeep and a guide is needed to get to the cave at Cuesta del Palmarito. The cave is 5 km east of Rancho Santa Marta and 50 km northwest of San Ignacio.

At the farming town of Mulegé, visit the Delegado Municipal, Calle Madero, for a guide and a 4WD vehicle. From Santa Agueda, take the turning 8 km southwest of Santa Rosalía and then it is a rough desert road for 12 km. There are also caves in the San Borjita and La Trinidad deserts.

Text by Tony Oldham (2004). With kind permission.