Visit the sanctuary of Cactus is to enter a world magic, green, color, smells and views that INCE never find in this region so arid of the baja california peninsula.
Cactus sanctuary is located in the village of El Rosario, entering by km. 168 road that connects La Paz with San Jose del Cabo; There is the branch that leads us through 4 to 6 km of dirt to this beautiful place, surely you must visit, most being La Paz and after a good rain.
Upon arrival we received the person in charge of caring for the place and address visitors, give us a talk on the site, such as arose, as live the cactaceas, etc..
Cactus sanctuary is private property so that there is a maintenance fee and support for the person who cares the cabin and is on the lookout to receive visitors, give talks and answer questions.
The visit is free; After her talk of as born cactus, present us a baby cactus, leave us free to take pictures and make the journey of approx. 40 minutes, there is a trail with a width of 1.50 meters made with stones painted white, which delimits the area that we can have an impact and follow him to get back to the hut of access.
"It is the site, as well as serve as ecological reserve is an area of study for the Center for biological research scientists, is a sanctuary, a nature reserve that must be preserved not only by various species of flora and fauna protection there survives, but also because it concentrates a great variety of cactus as any other part of the world."
Check out the size of the baby cactus.
"Here is the cactus most of the planet, the giant Columnar Cardon, emblematic species of the peninsula of Baja California." Cardon practically stands by the peninsula of Baja California, but is in the Sanctuary which concentrates the most, as in the regions of Loreto and Bahía Concepción, on the coast of the Gulf of California in the central region of the peninsula, where every year dozens of national and international scientists travel thousands of kilometers to see them. "This plant only exists here in this state of the Mexican Republic."
"The Cactus has another important feature: its ability to stabilize the arid soil, because their roots grow horizontal;" However, their destruction has caused that the soils of Baja California have become unstable and little resistant to erosion.
"Despite being half many kilometres from the capital of Baja California Sur, and near the tourist road that leads to the resort of Los Cabos, the sanctuary of the Cactus is little visited by tourists, although if steadily by scientists of many countries."
"The intense heat during the day, extremely cold nights and an annual rainfall escasisima, are the characteristic weather of this area of hostile appearance that encloses an unsuspected natural wealth in its fragile ecosystem."
"The desert is an ecosystem of great fragility and abundant in plant and animal life that holds untold riches for those who has had no contact with the." The high temperatures during the day, overnight, and the low rainfall have had effects on the living desert, as the specialization of plants and animals to survive in that environment than we could be considered hostile, but that is ideal for thousands of species inhabit. "
"At a glance the desert may seem a lonely place, but to observe carefully for a few moments, we will discover birds like the aura, Road Runner, Falcon, woodpecker, Peregrine;" reptiles such as snakes, lizards, iguanas, turtles; "mammals like the desert mice, squirrels, coyotes, foxes and a huge variety of insects and Arachnids of singular beauty."
"The variety of cacti with their flowers and colorful fruits and birds and reptiles are invitations to walk and explore this landscape which is a natural beauty, especially shortly after a drizzle, as part of the magic of the desert is the speed with which the plants appreciate water and the entire desert florea and shows new leaves, changing drastically right before our eyes."
"The Cactus sanctuary is a nature reserve of 50 hectares, which includes a 6 hectare park in its first stage. This is a sample of the characteristic of the desert of La Paz area wildlife. It is the ideal place for an approach to this ecosystem, as well as cactus plants can be observed and animal, and the trails are panels with information on species and their interactions."
Adventures to take a picture to the cactus more large we can see, or rather the oldest?,how is it going?
"As part of the ecosystem, the sanctuary of the Cactus is a fragile place that must be respected, so not allow the extraction of animals, plants or parts of them;" "damage to living beings, ignite bonfires or smoking on the premises, as well as throw any kind of garbage"
Sanctuary of the Cactus, a magical place, which you can not miss.