Introducing San Ignacio
With its lush, leafy date palms and pretty tranquil lagoon, sleepy San Ignacio is a welcome oasis after the endless Desierto de Vizcaíno. Jesuits located the Misión San Ignacio de Kadakaamán here, but Dominicans supervised construction of the striking church (finished in 1786) that still dominates the picturesque, laurel-shaded plaza. With lava-block walls nearly 1.2m thick, and surrounded by bougainvillea, this is one of Baja’s most beautiful churches. A small self-guided museum offers a glimpse of the area’s natural history and also recreates the famous cave drawings found in the Sierra de San Francisco.
Most services are around the plaza, including public phones, but there is no bank.