Archeology in Mexico offers abundant locales to explore. When discussing rupestrian (rock or cave paintings) themes, experts always mention Baja California Sur, thanks to the caves in the Sierra de San Francisco. These caves bear enormous rupestrian markings and, in some cases, monumental elements in ochre and black tones.
The Sierra’s rocks and caverns, located about 186 miles from Loreto, are a natural and awe-inspiring gallery.
Slightly closer to Loreto, about nine miles away, visitors will find Sierra la Giganta, where caves bear a stunning display of abstract figures, Yellow and white tones blend in with the more common ochre and black.
North of Loreto, following the Sierra’s trajectory, visitors will find La Pingüica, an archeological site where canyons and rocks served as canvas for artists who lived more than ten thousand years ago in this surprising territory.
La Pintada Cave, a monumental work of art, is situated on a cliff and displays not only human figures, but also common prey, birds, and reptiles. This site, famous for the dimensions of its paintings, may be reached by taking Federal Highway 1. Other breathtaking sites are scattered throughout the Sierra de Guadalupe, located in the El Vizcaino Desert. Here, caves and rock walls continue to bear testimony to an artistic past.