miles south of Guerrero Negro, on a fertile ravine is the site of the
The place called by Cochimies �Kadacaaman� which means �Red Grass River� was discovered in November 19 of 1716 by the Jesuit father Francisco Maria Piccolo.
The founding father of the mission on January 20 of 1728, was responsibility of the Mexican Jesuit Juan Bautista Luyando, whom invested in it part of this patrimony. The church in which construction was utilized blocks of volcanic rock with 4 feet thickness was initiated by the Jesuit Fernando Consag and was concluded by the Dominic Juan Crisostomo Gomez back in 1786. Due to the firmness of it walls the building has remains almost unaltered throughout the years and is one of the most beautiful missionaries church most of Baja California Sur.
Besides of the magnificent facade decorated in carved stone, in the interior, the most outstanding is the great altar of carved wood and gold coat, 7 oil paintings and statue of San Ignacio de Loyola, that are truly jewels of religious art of the XVII century. A stop and visit to the church is must.
San Ignacio is
an excellent option for the ecotourism; the untouched beauty of the site and
its surrounding areas speak for themselves.
San Ignacio is also the gate to reach the cave painting�s area in the Sierra of San Francisco, field by UNESCO as patrimony of humanity; to visit the site it is necessary to contact the INAH, next to the mission, where you obtain rules and regulations and the proper permits. Additionally San Ignacio counts in its contiguity with a lot of attractions, such as San Ignacio Lagoon, national shelter of the gray wale and spaces to practice sport, fishing, surfing and scuba diving. In all cases it is recommended to take tours guided by experts. To do so request information at you hotel desk.
Holiday for San Ignacio takes place the last week of July, the plaza fills with light, music and fun, under these frame enjoy horserace, cockfights, dance, fair and fireworks.
San Ignacio has hotels, restaurants, RV Parks, paved runway, bus depot and tours to cave paintings, San Ignacio Lagoon and many others service.
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