Destinations You Can't Miss When Visiting San Quintin
Enjoy some of the most beautiful natural attractions and extraordinary places full of history and color.
San Quintin is the perfect combination of coast, desert, wetlands, and volcanoes. Enjoy some of the most beautiful natural attractions and extraordinary places full of history and color. You can’t afford to miss out on these places or the complete experiences they provide.
La Lobera, A Spectacular Sea Lion Crater
Located about 25 miles of San Quintin, this natural attraction is a large crater on the southern seashore and a sanctuary for sea lions. The crater's exterior is about 98-feet in diameter, with an interior diameter of about 197 feet, and a depth of about 50 feet.
You can easily appreciate the sea lions from the top of the crater and meditate to the sounds of the waves crashing on the rocky shoreline at this magnificent trench. To reach this spot a 4x4 vehicle is recommended, you can also contact local tour guides to maximize your experience.
Molino Viejo Restaurant and Bar
What was once an English mill, was fashioned over time to give rise to this famous restaurant. Molino Viejo Restaurant and Bar offers a wide variety of local seafood, plus an impressive view of the San Quintin Bay. The restaurant has outdoor benches where you can rest, and the entrance features a vintage cannon and the iconic statue of Poseidon.
One of the main commercial activities in San Quintin is its seafood industry. La Ostionera is a bar that sources the largest oyster farm in the region, thanks to its rich resources. The eatery is located right on the bay in False Bay, Ensenada.
The production process takes months, and when they are ready, the oysters are distributed in large quantities throughout the state and are exported nationally and internationally.
Wetlands at San Quintin Bay
The wetlands at San Quintin Bay provide a breeding habitat to more than 400 species, including many types of birds, such as the Canada goose. The ecosystem extends across a large geographic area and comprises a lagoon compound for its conservation.
Visitors can observe local and migratory birds passing through the area. These wetlands become home to thousands of Brent geese from Alaska and Canada during the winter months.
Mamá Espinoza Restaurant
Mamá Espinoza Restaurant
For almost 90 years, Mamá Espinoza Restaurant has delighted its guests with exquisite dishes such as clam broth, fish machaca, and their signature lobster burritos. Situated in the town El Rosario, it is a must-stop during your visit.
Museo Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, San Quintin’s local museum
This museum is dedicated to the protection and dissemination of the paleontological, archaeological, and historical heritage of the San Quintin area. Here you can explore the natural history of San Quintin and its collection of 559 archeological pieces, including some vestiges and fossils that are more then 65 million years old.
The museum is exhibiting the reconstruction of the Dominican missions “Misión de Nuestra Señora del Rosario” (1773) and “Misión de Santo Domingo de la Frontera” (1775).