Baja California Sur in Mexico has many beautiful and exciting places that vacationers love to visit. In fact, the area’s breathtaking beaches, landscapes, and great climate inspire many people to buy property in Mexico. In Baja, Villa La Estancia Los Cabos is a top choice for homeowners who want to own a dream home at the beach. Villa La Estancia Los Cabos is a Hacienda style hotel-condo concept property. It is solidly constructed, finely furnished and comes with world class amenities and services that homeowners love. While many people love staying at home during their visit to Baja, a day trip to El Triunfo Baja California is a fun way to spend the day. The former morning town is now a popular place to visit for a day trip from Cabo. Keep reading below to learn more about El Triunfo, a lovely town to visit if you live in Cabo.
Visit El Triunfo Baja
It’s easy to fall in love with the old town charm in El Triunfo. Located just 45km from Cabo, the former mining town maintains its original charm along with modern amenities such as cafés, restaurants, and bars. The origins of El Triunfo date back to the 18th century when gold and silver started being mined there. The first mine was founded in the late 18th century by Manuel de Ocio. Later, the British El Progreso Mining Company purchased the mine and El Triunfo prospered. At one point, El Triunfo was the largest town in Baja California Sur with more than 10,000 people at the start of the 19th century. Later in 1926, the mines closed, and the majority of the town’s residents were forced to leave El Triunfo to look for work elsewhere.
Mining Origins of El Triunfo
The mining origins of El Triunfo showcase original mining equipment, smokestacks, and brick ruins. Also, the large smokestack in the town is called “La Romana”, and it is 35 meters high. The impressive smokestack was designed by Frenchman Gustav Eiffel who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris. A path lined with white rocks will lead visitors to a lookout that offers excellent views of El Triunfo and the mountains. Also, the Panteon Ingles cemetery is the resting place for English miners who worked in the mines more than a century ago. Lastly, the Museo de Plata museum has interesting exhibits about the mines and the area’s history.
Top Things to Do in El Triunfo
When in El Triunfo, your first stop should be to the Cafe El Triunfo. This café is very popular for its pastries that are freshly baked daily. They also have a wood burning oven for tasty pizzas, too. Plus, there is an outdoor patio where you can enjoy your meal al fresco. In addition, the El Minero is a chic bar located in a 120 year-old building that was previously used as a mine laboratory. There, the bar is decorated with recycled bottle light fixtures and locally made wooden tables. El Minero served tasty local craft beer, artisanal sausage, salads, and cheeses that are made locally. Sit outside on the open air patio where they have a fire pit for chilly Baja evenings. Also, the Santuario de los Cactus is a lovely 50 hectare cactus sanctuary and natural reserve where local plants and cacti are grown and protected.
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