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“Intriguing colorful cave paintings”

Reviewed 18 March 2015

This is a terrific little hike just off the road between El Rosario and Ensenada, Baja CA, Mexico. A fairly easy trail leads to a small cave opening that you have to crawl into to reveal an intriguing set of colorful cave paintings. The symbols include vibrant swirls and people and animals. It is also a very photogenic area. If you would like to photograph the numerous varieties of cactus that are abundant in this area, this is an excellent place.

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

If you are on the road going N or S here in Catavina you have a great opportunity to see ancient cave painting. Also if you look around you will see BLUE Palm trees. Only place in BAJA where you can find them.

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Reviewed 4 February 2015

It's located right around kilometer marker 179 and is just before you hit the Desert Inn Hotel. You can't miss it because it's just beyond the abandoned museum which was housed in a small "biosphere" which you can see from the street. You can walk to the cave painting site from the biosphere but there is a parking lot just beyond the biosphere on the left as you're heading south. Park the car and follow the path where you will climb the boulders up about 500 feet in elevation and the path markers will direct you to where the paintings are. You climb through a small opening in a set of giant boulders and prepare to be amazed as the entire "ceiling" is covered in paintings. I gasped out loud when I saw it all, it was almost too much to take in! I also visited the cave paintings in San Francisco Sierra and also in Mulege and what's inside this "cave" was far better than what I saw in the other two places. Best of all, it's completely free standing meaning there are no guards and you don't have to pay any fees to visit and you don't need a tour guide, it's just there off the side of the road. Amazing it hasn't fallen victim to graffiti like a lot of the boulders have in the giant boulder/cacti field. Definitely worth a visit when in Baja! Visited last week of January 2015.

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Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

the coordinates are completely wrong, a suburb, no desert, no prehistorical paintings... :-(.. no idea where to go to find the place.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Having done three road trips down the Baja, this is a must see each time...it is time standing still as you climb the very easy short trail to the cave paintings...lots of color very well preserved...a must see and a convenient turn out...even has a restroom facility at the parking area...

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