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El Vallecito archaeological site

Tecate

On the road to Vallecitos km 1, in Ejido Jacume, in Tecate, Baja California, is El Vallecito Archaeological Zone, a site where you can see cave paintings whose regional style is currently called Diegueño Representacional.

By means of a tourist footpath it makes a route of approximately two kilometers (1.5 miles) and observes five shelters with cave paintings.

The area is made up of a great variety of archaeological sites, where you can explore isolated materials, open-air housing camps and granite rock shelters, some of which present not only human occupation, but also rock paintings.

In the tour through the area you will notice the presence of the ancestors of the Kumiai ethnic group whose territory extended from Santo Tomás, in Baja California, to the coast of San Diego, California.

This great historical legacy makes the visit enigmatic and interesting, since it also includes the area of Laguna Salada and part of the Sierra Juarez known as La Rumorosa.

The place has a site museum, camping and rest areas, as well as grills and guide services. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On the road to Vallecitos km 1, in Ejido Jacume, in Tecate, Baja California, is El Vallecito Archaeological Zone, a site where you can see cave paintings whose regional style is currently called Diegueño Representacional.

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By means of a tourist footpath it makes a route of approximately two kilometers (1.5 miles) and observes five shelters with cave paintings.

The area is made up of a great variety of archaeological sites, where you can explore isolated materials, open-air housing camps and granite rock shelters, some of which present not only human occupation, but also rock paintings.

In the tour through the area you will notice the presence of the ancestors of the Kumiai ethnic group whose territory extended from Santo Tomás, in Baja California, to the coast of San Diego, California.

This great historical legacy makes the visit enigmatic and interesting, since it also includes the area of Laguna Salada and part of the Sierra Juarez known as La Rumorosa.

The place has a site museum, camping and rest areas, as well as grills and guide services. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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