Los Barriles, Mexico


Los Barriles, Mexico

Los Barriles, Mexico


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Los Barriles, Mexico

Los Barriles (“The Barrels”) is a town (population 1,174) in La Paz Municipality, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It is situated along Highway 1, 40 miles (64 km) north of San José del Cabo and 65 miles (105 km) south of La Paz. Punta Pescadero Airstrip is 9 miles (14 km) to the north; Rancho Leonero, a vacation resort, is to the south. Adjacent to Buena Vista, the rural towns straddle the head of Bahía las Palmas on the Gulf of California, where winter westerlies average 20–25 knots (37–46 km/h; 23–29 mph). Los Barriles is within the transition area of the Baja California peninsula’s Sierra de la Laguna where the hills become sandy flats.

Known for its flyfishing, Los Barriles is also Baja’s windsurfing capital. The town’s port was closed on 2 September during the 2013 Pacific hurricane season’s Tropical Storm Lorena. In 2006, the Shakespeare Theatre Association’s annual conference was held in Los Barriles.

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