Santiago de Aiñiní is the original name of this historic town in Baja California Sur that, well into the summer, tastes and smells like mangos, the sweet and aromatic fruit that bends with its weight the branches of the trees that abound in the orchards of this town.
Santiago is also known with a long history, the place that saw rise into rebellion the Pericúes at the beginning of the 18th century, and where the political power figures of Baja California Sur territory were established in the mid-20th century, which reached the maturity as a “free and sovereign” state in October 8, 1974.
August 24, 2021 is the date of the 300 years celebration of the first Jesuit Mession founded, which years later was devastated by a hurricane; although the main church of the town has changed places three times.
Today Santiago is not only a place with a rich history, but touristically it offers the possibility of enjoying beautiful landscapes made of the contrast between the Sierra de la Laguna, which rises majestically in the background, and a oasis is synonymous with life in the middle of the desert.
With only two restaurants and a hotel, Santiago is a half an hour drive from La Rivera, the new high-profile tourism development center in the Muncipality of Los Cabos; where hotels like the Four Seasons and the Aman are already under construction.
It is also a 40-minute drive from San José del Cabo and an hour a half from Cabo San Lucas, which makes it likely that this town will grow to be a tourist alternative, in the same way Cerritos and Todos Santos towns are over the Pacific Ocean.