Guadalupe Canyon


60 kilometers south of the Mexicali-Tijuana highway, in the state of Baja California, there is a place full of natural wonders that seem to have hidden in the sands of the desert for a long time; the Guadalupe Canyon, in the Sierra Cucapá.

Known throughout the country for its thermal waters, over the years acquired the well-deserved nickname of "Oasis in the desert." It is a quiet place away from all the hustle and bustle that accompanies the big cities and roads, a perfect place to immerse yourself and get lost in nature.

In addition to numerous pools of thermal waters, the place has ideal areas for camping and sleeping under the stars, which seem to shine with increasing intensity when artificial light does not prevent us from seeing them.

In case the high temperatures are not suitable, you will also find cold water pools and several waterfalls, which can be reached with a few minutes of walking.

The area is fully equipped so that the enjoyment of your stay is your only concern; There is a cafeteria, picnic tables, routes for hiking, a museum and even a souvenir shop!

The human remains that have been found here date back more than 10,000 years, and when you know it, you will understand why there were those who decided to return home to this beautiful desert retreat.

¿Qué Visitar?

What to Visit?

  • Very close to Guadalupe Canyon you can visit the waterfalls.
  • After the walking you can take up to two hours in specific cases and depending on the camp site, to enjoy a natural Jacuzzi accompanied by a beer or a good wine.
  • If you have the means, you can use Google Earth to explore the roads on a more precise level.
  • Laguna Salada is a sandy depression and is the lowest area in all of Mexico at 5 meters below sea level.
¿Qué Saber?

What to Know?

  • The average winter temperature ranges between 10⁰ and 23⁰C.
  • During the other seasons, the temperature rises and makes the trip much more pleasant, above all in the thermal/mineral baths.
  • There are various campgrounds where you can pitch a tent. There are people in charge of explaining what and how to do things in response to the needs or the interests of the traveller. There are souvenir stores, swimming pools, hot springs, and a cafeteria.
  • You can’t listen to music except with a personal player; in other words, parties with loud music from stereos are not permitted.
  • Camping fees are around 20 dollars.
  • To get to this place take the Tijuana-Mexicali highway and turn off toward La Rumorosa and continue until you arrive at the sign that says Valle de Guadalupe. Take this dirt road west between Laguana Salida on the left side and the mountains on the right.
  • The road does, in general, cause a lot of accidents but it is passable. We recommend a high car or a 4x4.
  • The trip takes a couple of hours.
  • Each car is charged a fee of about 400 pesos.
  • If you take the Laguna Salada road, you better be sure not to do it during the rainy season. You could get stuck and that would be troublesome.
  • The film Resident Evil was filmed in the area of Laguna Salada.
Guadalupe Canyon

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Cañón de Guadalupe

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