It was August 21st when an accident within the confines of the famous Rancho Ecologico Sol de Mayo took place. That accident, unfortunately, caused a female tourist to lose an arm. Since that date, the ranch, which used to host tourists from all over the world who were looking for an ecotourism experience within the Cabo area, has remained closed. According to local authorities, they have still not concluded their investigations into the incident. That’s why the natural attraction has yet to reopen.
Authorities are now vowing to provide extensive inspections in all of the natural attraction spots in and near Los Cabos. In order to ensure that there are no areas in which tourists are seemingly at risk.
Francisco Cota Márquez, head of civil protection in Los Cabos, mentioned that 3 other spots are going to be under inspection by his department. Cota Márquez had this to say about the current status of natural attractions in Los Cabos,
“All of the ecotourism spots are going to be inspected accordingly. Right now, the situation that took place in Sol de Mayo is still fresh because of the accident that took place. Because of this, we’re going to extensively inspect eco-tourism spots. Including the ones at San Dionisio, San Jorge, and San Rita. We’ll be doing this to ensure the safety of the people who frequent these spots.”
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San Dionisio Ranch Outside of Los Cabos
Since Sol de Mayo ranch is going to remain closed until further notice, people who are visiting Los Cabos looking for an ecotourism experience could opt to rent out a cabin in the San Dionisio ranch area. This ranch is located north of San Jose del Cabo. To be able to access this area, travelers have to take an exit on the San Jose del Cabo – La Paz road. From there, they’d still have to drive about 12 miles on a rural road to reach the community of San Dionisio.
There are many locals there who rent out cabins within the community that tourists can stay at. It must be noted that there’s not necessarily an eco-tourism resort in the area. Like the one that is currently closed at Sol de Mayo ranch. Some of the popular ecotourism activities within the San Dionisio community include hiking, as well as rock climbing, and rappeling.
This particular area may be of interest to local authorities because it features similar rock formations to the ones found in Sol de Mayo which were, in essence, blamed for the accident. Tourists who are not careful may be at risk of injury, and these are spots that are not near a local hospital.
San Jorge & Santa Rita Hot Springs
The other two spots that the head of civil protection said would be under heavy scrutiny are actually within the same region. San Jorge and Santa Rita are also rural communities that are known for their natural attractions. It’s important to point out that these areas don’t necessarily offer lodging options. Not even in the way that we do see in the San Dionisio ranch, where there are different cabins for rent. However, there are multiple tour companies that offer trips to the San Jorge and Santa Rita hot springs.
A trip to these natural attractions can include a drive through some of the most appealing rural towns near Los Cabos. The exit that leads to the hot springs is only about 14 miles north of the Los Cabos airport. The area is known as the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere. It’s an area that is protected by the Mexican government. That’s one of the reasons why some of the hot springs that are in the area are actually not accessible to tourists. Arguably these hot springs are easier to access than the aforementioned San Dionisio community.
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