Explore the Sierra de la Laguna Mountain Range With These 4 Tips

Are you in dire need of some rejuvenation? Consider visiting Los Cabos!

Recharge your mind, body, and soul surrounded by nature’s most breathtaking sights. If adventure and solitude are what you seek, trekking the diverse Sierra de la Laguna Mountain Range in Los Cabos is just what the doctor ordered.

Nestled 16 miles outside of San Jose del Cabo, 6,000 feet of towering terrain offers an array of adrenaline-pumping activities and unbelievable scenery designed to delight the senses.

Here are 4 tips guaranteed to make the most out of your magnificent mountain expedition.

  1. Take a hike

    If you need a break from the beautiful beaches of Los Cabos, the Sierra de la Laguna’s craggy peaks and desertlike landscape are a fabulous alternative.

    Set aside a day in your vacation schedule to traverse the remote desert landscape of the mountains with a hike that will challenge you physically and replenish your spirit.

    Once you reach higher ground, gaze down at the stunning views of the sun-drenched, golden coast and shimmering sea.

    Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, breathable attire, sun-shielding headwear, and pack plenty of water to stay hydrated.

    During your stay at the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, you can schedule a day (or overnight) trip with a tour guide. Enlisting a professional guide to accompany your group ensures you won’t get lost or miss any “must-see” sights along the road less traveled.

  2. Go for an off-roading adventure

    If you prefer to tour the sights and sounds of your surroundings by vehicle, you’re in for a treat.

    To ensure the safest experience for your group, you’ll need to take a sturdy vehicle with off-roading abilities and a good clearance–and a full tank of gas, of course.

    Just past the small town of Santa Anita, you’ll come to a straight cut through desert vegetation. Soon, the sparse topography changes into a lush, tropical setting.

    Cascading waterfalls and crystal clear rock pools will instantly clear your mind and replenish your soul. Pine and oak-filled forests eventually give way to steep valleys and canyons.

    You’re almost guaranteed to pass a ranching family, cow pasture, or a cowboy on horseback during your trip.

    If you’re riding through the rugged region in an ATV, make sure you have goggles to protect your eyes from dirt, dust, and debris. Let the main road be your guide as you explore the unusual splendor of your surroundings.

  3. Soak your worries away in bubbling hot springs

    As a UNESCO-designated biosphere that’s protected due to its extreme importance to the world’s ecosystem, certain portions of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains are inaccessible to tourists.

    However, there are some heavenly hot springs that you can visit on your next getaway to the beautiful Baja Sur peninsula.

    A tour guide can supply pro tips for maximizing your healing time in the hot springs, as well as expertly navigating the area.

    1. Santa Rita Hot Springs

      Although they were discovered by the general public in the early 1900s, the Santa Rita Hot Springs possess an almost “hidden secret” vibe.

      Visitors can only access these thermal mineral hot springs through a private landowners’ ranch property, and must pay a fee to do so–but the destination is well worth the cost.

      The clear, dreamy pools of water are tucked between lush palm trees, tall, white rocks, and a sprinkling of cacti.

      Each pool has a different temperature, so you can customize your personal lagoon experience based on your preferences.

      After a short, five-minute walk down a dirt path from the parking area, you’ll soon be able to rest and recharge your batteries in a serene setting that is truly unlike any other.

    2. El Chorro Springs

      El Chorro Springs are located past the town of Santiago and adjacent to a small ranch at the base of the Agua Caliente Canyon.

      A scenic drive down back roads will lead you to your destination before embarking on foot to the water.

      The watering hole collects into a sizable pool of warm, calming water that is protected by a dam. Follow the winding stream past the dam to find the mineral-rich, bubbling hot springs. All that you’ll need to do next is pick the perfect secluded spot, sit back, and lounge in luxury handcrafted by nature.

    3. Rancho Sol de Mayo

      Located just past Santiago’s palm oasis, Rancho Sol de Mayo is one of Baja Sur’s most popular spots–and for good reason.

      You can book a tour with one of many providers in the area, or you can easily take a visit on your own.

      A dirt road leads directly to a ranch, where you pay your admission fee before easing into your ethereal excursion. Once you arrive, you’ll undoubtedly be mesmerized by the magnificent waterfall that leaps energetically from Fox Canyon.

      The water flows into a medium-sized pool of warm water that’s just waiting to melt your stresses away.

  4. Explore the nearby town of Santiago

    Los Cabos is home to several small desert towns near the East Cape entry points to the mountains.

    Santiago is one spot definitely worthy of a day trip and lies directly on the Tropic of Cancer line of latitude.

    Situated off the main highway and past the Tropic of Cancer Monument, a fascinating sculpture and beloved landmark, Santiago is a beautiful oasis with a rich history.

    Santiago is a lovely little agricultural town with a small main plaza at its center. A few small shops, fruit markets, and restaurants dot the delightful town square. You can shop for a unique treasure or dine on truly authentic, fresh Mexican fare.

    For history buffs, there’s a historic church and a rustic museum that houses colonial artifacts and fascinating fossils. Colorful murals adorn the walls of the local buildings, outlining a vivid, visual history of the area’s past.

    Surrounding farms, fruit orchards, and palm trees frame the town for an overall picturesque vibe.

    Freshwater pools and clear springs make Santiago the picture-perfect oasis next to the massive mountain range and vast desert spaces.

    Finally, a trip to Santiago wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Santiago Zoo.

    While you’re visiting the animals, you’re bound to appreciate the natural beauty of the richly-cultivated gardens that serve as a charming complement to the wildlife exhibits.

If you’re booking a trip to visit Los Cabos, be sure to explore the scenery beyond the beaches. Consider staying at Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, the perfect home base to wander the rich peaks of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains.