Introduction

Four kilometers southeast of Creel is the Tarahumara ejido (communal farming district) of San Ignacio, which spreads over some 200 sq km and is home to about 4000 people living in caves and small houses among farmlands, small canyons and pine forests. Here you’ll find the photogenic 18th-century San Ignacio Mission Church, several spectacular rock formations and the scenic Lake Arareko. A bit further, but still within the ejido reach, are the popular Rekowata hot springs. Visitors to San Ignacio are charged admission (M$25). The cost includes access to most of the ejido's sights – be sure to keep your ticket handy!